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The Need in Odesa is Massive. JRNU/Chabad of Odesa need more help

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

There are so many Jews in Odesa in need of food and other basic necessities. The JRNU and Chabad Odessa are doing great work but they need our support. When I went to Shul this morning in Odesa (Friday) I saw they had not yet taken down their Sukkah. Now I know why. Everyday except shabbat and sunday they are giving out food. You will see people in the video picking up food packages. This was late morning. When I first got thier in the early Morning it was packed with people waiting to get their food package. It stays busy all day until the close at around 5 pm (1700)

I will update more after Shabbat. Wishing everyone a good Shabbos!


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With its deep roots and extensive reach, the JRNU has been providing food, medicine, and other aid to more than 35,000 people each month, not turning anyone away. To further offer hope, aid, and with G-d’s help, gather more supporters, I will be spending the next week working with the JRNU in Berlin (at the temporary location for the Odesa orphanage), and in Odesa. I will share their stories and your encouragement along the way.


Unfortunately, the crisis in Ukraine is not going to end any time soon. Even after the war is over, the humanitarian needs will continue for years to come. The good news is, we can help. By coordinating our efforts we can bring continued hope and support to those in need. I hope you will join me in keeping the Detroit Jewish community engaged in these necessary relief efforts.


I welcome your comments.

For more information on the amazing work being performed by the JRNU, or to donate to the JRNU, click HERE. To donate, you can click on the Detroit Campaign for Ukraine.


To Support the Odessa Orphanage click HERE.

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