The Jewish Agency will extend immediate emergency assistance to the Jewish community of Ukraine and will help secure Jewish institutions in the country, the Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky announced today.
In addition to the immediate assistance, the Jewish Agency is launching a fundraising campaign to help boost security measures at Jewish institutions in Ukraine.
“The Jewish community of Ukraine, which counts some 200,000 members, is one of most vibrant Jewish communities in the world, with dozens of active Jewish organizations and institutions. Recent events have shown that we must strengthen these institutions’ security measures. We have a moral responsibility to ensure the safety and security of Ukraine’s Jews,” said Sharansky.
Last week saw the worst violence in Ukraine since the protests began, when 60 protestors were killed in Kiev on Thursday, bringing the total number of people who have been killed since Tuesday to nearly 100. Read more here.