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Supports Fundraising Efforts to Aid Jewish Communities

(Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 2022)—B’nai B’rith President Seth J. Riklin and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:

We are deeply dismayed by Russia’s invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine. The West’s uniting to condemn this unprovoked attack by Russia and its violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is a welcome show of global solidarity.

In his statement today, Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid noted his country’s war experiences and said Israel is “prepared to provide humanitarian assistance to the citizens of Ukraine.”

The prospect of a significant humanitarian crisis is of great concern to B’nai B’rith International.

We support the effort of B’nai B’rith UK to assist Jewish communities in Ukraine. Funds collected will allow the purchase of medicines and provide financial aid for the Jewish community. In addition, B’nai B’rith in Italy has launched its own relief campaign. The B’nai B’rith Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund is always open to accept donations. Donate here.

B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit