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A Passover Message from our President and our CEO

A Passover Message from our President and our CEO

April 7th, 2022


The message and story of Passover—of liberation and freedom—are especially meaningful and poignant now, as the Russian attack on Ukraine enters its seventh week.

This year, those of us living in freedom may cherish it a little more. Those living outwardly as Jews in places without fear of persecution may feel a bit more grateful than in other years.

Since Russia began its brutal assault on the sovereign nation of Ukraine on Feb. 24, our members and supporters around the world have rallied. We have sent warm clothes, food, hygiene items, baby formula, medicines and comforting aids such as stuffed teddy bears for children. We have had teams on the borders in Poland and Romania to help at refugee centers and to restore some humanity to those who have left behind all they know.

We have sent medicines into Ukraine to ensure the health of those living in unimaginably difficult war-time conditions.

And we are helping to safeguard a small measure of Jewish continuity, with a shipment of Passover specialty foods delivered to the B’nai B’rith Leopolis Lodge in Lviv, including Matzoh, gefilte fish and cookies. This delivery is especially meaningful as Ukraine was a center of Jewish life in Europe for centuries.

As we sit down to our seders this year, we will pause to appreciate our freedoms and to wish for peace in Ukraine and for Jews everywhere.

Our efforts to help the people of Ukraine will not falter. Help us meet these needs today.

Urge Congress to Ease Ukraine’s Suffering

On the ground...

A B’nai B’rith team on the ground in Poland, led by Director of Development Andrea Cure and Chief Finiacial Officer, Edyta  distributes necessities to refugees as well as B’nai B’rith teddy bears and activity kits for kids.

All photos by Andrea Cure

B’nai B’rith Director of EU Affairs, Alina Bricman at Romanian Border assisting refugees

All photos by Alina Bricman

What we've provided thus far...

​Aid to Lviv from B’nai B’rith Frankfurt – By Simone Hofmann
Organized by longtime B’nai B’rith member in Germany and the B’nai B’rith Lodge in Frankfurt Simone Hofmann (middle), B’nai B’rith in Frankfurt, the B’nai B’rith Lodge Munich and the Leopolis Ukraine Aid provided for the purchase and shipment of vital medicines and supplies for Lviv, Ukraine.

All photos provided by Simone Hofmann

The Latest on Aid to Ukraine from B’nai B’rith UK
​B’nai B’rith UK is actively engaged in helping Ukrainian citizens facing the most brutal conditions. The BBUK Ukraine Emergency Appeal Funds raised are being put to immediate use.

B’nai B’rith in Germany delivered vital RX medications to people sheltering in Lviv, Ukraine


​What we're saying...