IFCJ and FSU See ‘Largest Humanitarian Project Ever’ For Passover 2015
In honor of the upcoming festival of Passover, the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS (FJC) sponsored by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, have launched one of the most astonishing and complex humanitarian aid projects ever.
Reaching out to hundreds of thousands of needy Jews, in both large cities, remote villages and territories under military siege in Ukraine and throughout the entire Former Soviet Union, the FJC and the Fellowship are distributing 100 tons of kosher for Passover Matzah and thousands of generous food packages – a necessity, a must that every Jewish family requires during the week of Passover.
Locations include countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan and many more – all of which have been directly or indirectly affected by the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine.
“The Matzah isn’t just food for Passover, it also means a whole world to the Jews of Ukraine. It gives them hope for a better future, reminds them of their Jewish roots and enhances their Jewish pride and commitment.” says the Chief Rabbi and Chabad emissary of Donetsk, Pinchas Vishedski.
The refugees are also receiving special assistance from the Fellowship in honor of Passover in addition to the ongoing emergency relief that grants them extensive help with rent, financial aid, food packages and clothing, and their personal special needs.
“In Odessa, we have one of the largest Jewish populations in Ukraine,” says the Chief Rabbi and Chabad emissary of Odessa, Avraham Wolff. “The community was always large and has many families in need, but now with thousands of additional refugees we could not have managed alone. Thanks to the Fellowship we are able to provide everybody with assistance, and we make sure nobody needs to wait in line or feel any shame or disgrace.”
In addition to the vast population that has been directly affected by the war, tens of thousands of Jewish families from both Ukraine, Russia and many other states in the region are now suffering because of the financial collapse taking place. Many have lost their jobs, inflation has risen sharply, and life has become harsh and relentless. They too are all receiving the Fellowship’s special assistance in honor of Passover.
Source: Jewish Business News
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