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.
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.
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.
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.