CHEVRA MEANS FRIENDSHIP.
Our focus is to help displaced Eastern European Jews in their time of need.
As people in the west began to hear about our work they began by sending food...
  • News and Updates from Ukraine: To expand awareness and inspire you
  • Testimonials: Hear from the people you are helping daily
  • Words of Encouragement: To lift you up as one of our valued members
  • Community: Get the latest on our educational events and tours
CHEVRA IS AN INTERNATIONAL EFFORT
Your donations and involvement make the difference between life and death for Ukrainian Jews displaced by the war between Russia and Ukraine.  People in the West are sharing out of our abundance to alleviate the acute suffering of others.  Chevra's work is a way compassionate individuals can make a real difference in the lives of our people in their time of need.
immigration
We help Jewish Ukrainian refugees find relief and a better life through immigration to Israel. When you support Chevra at this level, you are creating a life-giving opportunity for refugees who have limited options in Ukraine and an  opportunity to begin a life in the state of Israel.

education
Sharing our message to the world about the situation in Ukraine, and how people can become involved, is our most important fund-raising method. When you sponsor us to speak at your event, you magnify your support many times over and accelerate our reach to people in need in the Ukraine.

food security
Our soup kitchens operate Monday through Friday, serving 13,000 meals per month totalling about 145,000 meals per year. Your donation of $33 is enough to feed one person for a month. When you are a regular monthly donor, you create food security where otherwise there is none.

Listen to our Executive Director Dr. Michael Schiffman
This is the kind of difference your donations make.   Our contact in Ukraine introduced us to an elderly man living alone in Ukraine.  He was living in terrible conditions there.  He had both legs amputated, had no teeth, and was living on the potatoes we were bringing him.  He has no family - everyone perished in the Holocaust.  Normally he would not have been approved to move to Israel, but because we could receive him into one of our homes, he was approved to immigrate.  After arriving in Israel, he received prosthetic legs, began WALKING, received dentures, and is eating normal meals.  When he saw us he couldn't stop hugging and kissing us.  He said, 'I'm in paradise!'  I left in tears."
- Michael Schiffman, Chevra Executive Director
Chevra is crucial to the survival of thousands of Jewish ukrainian refugees

$33 provides hot, delicious meals for one person for a month
Nelli, born in 1940, has a pension the equivalent of $40/month for a family of three.  "If not for the soup kitchen, we would have no way to exist.  We are treated very well there and also receive encouragement and kind words." 

Anna, born in 1936, lives with her daughter and two grandsons.  "Our living conditions are very difficult.  The meals from the soup kitchen are necessary to save our family.  We are very appreciative of the help given to us that helps us to survive."


your involvement matters.
Chevra newsletters archive
LETTER
01.
25 YEARS OF CARING
My father was always very active in his fraternal Lodge, the Knights of Pythias.  He literally had a wall full of plaques for the things he did in service to others.  He gave gallons of blood to the Red Cross and he did a lot of things for charity.  The plaques were an acknowledgement of all he did and reflected appreciation for his efforts...
LETTER
02.
SPRING VISIT TO UKRAINE
One elderly couple told me they were having breakfast and they were disturbed by a loud knocking on their door.  Russian soldiers were there and told them since there were for ukraine and not Russia, they had to leave immediately.  They gathered a few belongings and found themselves out in the street walking with many other people.  They heard loud noises from artillery and saw their apartment building being blown up...
LETTER
03.
AN EVENTFUL YEAR
Nina, 75 years old, and Grigoriy, 82 years old, have been away from home for four years as refugees from Donetsk.  They need morale and spiritual help.  They left their home, their work of 50 years is gone.  These are people who do not have hope and are broken inside, who need healing.  For two days we were able to make meetings with music and the word of encouragement, to be testimony that they are not alone...
LETTER
04.
WE HAVE A LOW PROFILE YET WE ARE QUITE ACTIVE
The war between Ukraine and Russia has forced many people from eastern Ukraine in particular to become refugees and seek shelter in central Ukraine.  People were living in bombed out houses and basements.  They lost and left everything.  We set up soup kitchens in cities in central Ukraine to help feed Jewish people in need and partnered with Jewish organiations who were happy for the cooperation...
LETTER
05.
CHEVRA DONORS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
We cleared a 40-foot container through customs to Israel filled with furniture, clothing, new shoes, aid center equipment, etc. for new immigrants from the country of Ukraine.  The immigration numbers went up due to the Russia-Ukraine war in which families had to leave everything behind in many cases and flee for their lives...
LETTER
06.
IN UKRAINE WE COULD SEE THE SITUATION FIRST HAND
In the suburbs of Kiev, a house for Jewish refugees is lead by a couple: Natasza and Jurij.  It is open 24-hours a day.  They give people not only shelter but first of all a sense of acceptance and love.  Here refugees receive all kinds of help to apply for a visa to Israel.  Right now the house can host fifteen people but it is expanding and soon there will be a place for thirty...
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