Federation's I&O Impact - April 2022

Forty days into the war in Ukraine our Federations are still there, supporting lifesaving work on behalf of Jewish and non-Jewish refugees and internally displaced Ukrainians alike. Learn more about how you can get involved on JFNA's Ukraine in Crisis dedicated webpage. JFNA is also offering half-hour webinars twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, to update on the rapidly evolving situation on the ground. To register for the entire series, click here.


On March 31, JFNA’s Ukraine Emergency Allocations subcommittee approved an additional $8.3 million in funding to support hoursing, humanitarian support, aliyah efforts and more. Total Federation support for the Ukraine Crisis now stands at $43.4 million. Access JFNA’s updated digital marketing toolkit which is chock full of resources including talking points, social posts, images and personal stories to help our communities raise that incredible number even higher! 


As much as we wish it were not so, this is not the only critical challenge we face today. Federation and The Jewish Agency are currently hard at work fulfilling a recommendation for $5 - 7M in extraordinary funding to support the next wave of Aliyah from Ethiopia and reunite families separated for far too long. This issue has added urgency because of the deteriorating situation in Ethiopia related to the ongoing conflict and devastating drought which make life even more difficult for those waiting in Gondar and Addis Ababa. Use JFNA's Ethiopian Aliyah Toolkit to spark conversation and engagement around the Aliyah from Ethiopia in your communities.


The Impact of Federation’s Investment in The Jewish Agency for Israel
Federation support for The Jewish Agency through the annual campaign powers a range of vital services and programming that save and improve lives and build flourishing Jewish communities. This same programmatic reach serves as the scaffolding that enables our partners to respond nimbly and effectively during a crisis. See the impact of your dollars in Israel and around the world in this 2021 Federation Investment in the Jewish Agency Report.


Dive into some of the programming mentioned in the Jewish Agency’s 2021 Federation Investment Report by watching the videos below.

  • Hear the heartbreaking stories of survivors and relatives of victims of the 2012 Toulouse shooting, and learn about the Jewish Agency's Security Assistance Fund.
  • See how connection with Israel is built through the shinshinim and shlichut programs in the Milwaukee Jewish Community and throughout North America.
  • Go to the frontlines of the war in Ukraine to see how the Jewish Agency is helping Jewish refugees along six borders navigate their difficult new reality.


The Latest on Religion and State in Israel
Federation’s iRep initiative is proud to share the latest version of our Pluralism Update, a quarterly publication featuring new and encouraging developments in the fields of kashrut, conversion, marriage, and more.