Danielle V. Minson — Raising the Bar
Monitoring the Invasion of Ukraine
To the Cincinnati Jewish Community,
Through our global partners, we at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati are closely monitoring reports of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and we are concerned for the safety of some 200,000 Jews in the region.
Our partners, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee, and World ORT are coordinating efforts to respond. At this time, an emergency campaign has not been initiated, but we continue to follow developments and stand ready to help.
The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and said they are deeply concerned for the wellbeing of the country’s entire population, including the Jewish community:
Together we have been preparing for this worst case scenario for weeks.
Plans now in motion rely on the strong presence built up through years of Federation support that is today serving as a critical lifeline to help protect and safeguard Ukraine’s Jewish community, the many important Jewish organizations working in Ukraine, as well as Jews in neighboring countries.
We pray for safety for all, and for a speedy end to the hostilities.
Whenever and wherever one Jew is threatened, we are all threatened. We remain vigilant in these troubling times, and will both pray for peace and work to support our cousins in the region.
Debbie Brant, Chair
Danielle V. Minson, CEO