Ukraine Response

Ukraine Response

Ukraine Response
  • Rabbi Cosgrove: Heartbreaking, Inspiring, and Complicated (March 19, 2022)

    Rabbi Cosgrove describes the heartbreaking, inspiring, and complicated moments of his recent trip to the Poland-Ukraine border. While acknowledging the complexity of the situation, he reminds us that we must also do whatever we can to provide relief.

  • Cantor Schwartz Sings Sh’ma Koleinu – “Hear Our Voice”

    The sights and sounds coming to us from Ukraine have been marked by fear and tragedy, by silence and by the voices of the injured and displaced — sounds that the Jewish people know well. In the prayer Sh’ma Koleinu, we ask that these voices of humanity not only be heard, but also be answered. We ...

  • JCC Krakow Director On Ukraine Refugees

    We welcomed guest speaker Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director of the JCC of Krakow, who spoke about how the JCC in Krakow is actively responding to the crisis in Ukraine. Their efforts include providing shelter, distributing food and supplies, and serving as a hub of resources for those affecte...

  • Helping Ukraine's Masorti Community

    Alisa “Tzipi” Zilbershtein is a senior rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary who has lived in Kyiv, Ukraine. During services, Zilbershtein shared how the current situation affects the Jewish communities there and how we can help.

  • A Prayer from the Synagogue in Odessa, Ukraine

    We hope that this Adon Olam, composed by Cantor Pinchas Minkowsky (1859–1924) of the Brodsky Synagogue in Odessa, inspires your prayers and actions for peace in Ukraine. Praying for the safety of the Ukrainian people and wishing you a Shabbat Shalom.

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  • Discussion: Ukraine Briefing with Dr. Richard Haass and Rabbi Cosgrove

    Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, will break down the latest events in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, its impact on the region, and the ripple effects throughout the world.

  • Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Our Esther Moment (March 5, 2022)

    The story of Esther hangs on the question of whether to reveal one’s identity in public no matter the consequences. In light of current events, Rabbi Cosgrove urges us to stand up for our values and to commemorate Purim with heroic generosity to aid the Jews, and all the people, of Ukraine.

  • Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky: The Forests of Ukraine (February 26, 2022)

    The forests of Ukraine birthed one of the greatest spiritual revolutions in Jewish history. What can they teach us about ourselves and how we respond to this moment of crisis and others?

  • When Crisis Hits: Supporting the Jewish Community in Ukraine

    Last Friday during services, JDC CEO Ariel Zwang spoke about the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine – made ever more urgent by the events of the past few days – and discussed how the JDC is mobilizing to support the Jewish communities across the country.