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News and updates about Ukrainian Jews

Ukrainian Holocaust survivor says Mariupol worse than WWII

An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor says the bombardment of Mariupol was worse than the siege of Leningrad, in which 1.5 million perished.

Ukrainian Holocaust survivor says Mariupol worse than WWIIplayer

A TikTok rabbi helps Jewish Ukrainian refugees feel comfortable in Moldova shelters

Orthodox rabbi who was born into a secular family in eastern Belarus is helping oversee relief efforts in Moldova.

TikTok rabbi helps Jewish refugees feel comfortable in shelters

Despite the war, Ukrainian Jews prepare to celebrate Passover in public seders

Emergency curfews, supply-chain interruptions and the dangers of war are complicating Ukrainian Jews’ efforts to celebrate Passover.

Ukrainian Jews prepare to celebrate Passover in public seders

Preparing for the giant refugee Passover Seder in Warsaw

Chabad Warsaw has been helping Ukrainian Jewish refugees in Poland and is preparing a large seder for them at a hotel.

Preparing for the giant refugee Passover Sederplayer

Ukrainian refugees join orphans' Bar Mitzva celebration at Western Wall

Weeks after fleeing Ukraine, a group of 13 year old boys participated in an emotional Bar Mitzva celebration at the Western Wall on Monday.

Ukrainian refugees join orphans' Bar Mitzva at Western Wall

Suspect arrested in stabbing of Ukrainian Jewish leader

Police arrest man suspected of stabbing leader of Jewish community in city of Ivano-Frankivsk.

Suspect arrested in stabbing of Ukrainian Jewish leader

Ukrainian Jewish leader stabbed 3 times in antisemitic attack

Director of Jewish community in Western Ukrainian city attacked by knife wielding man yelling antisemitic threats.

Ukrainian Jewish leader stabbed 3 times in antisemitic attack

UK factory baking one million matzahs for Ukraine

UK matzah maker has set a goal to bake one million matzahs for the Ukrainian Jewish community, who are lacking supplies for Passover.

UK factory baking one million matzahs for Ukraine

The Ukrainian Jew who saved Yiddish music from oblivion

New documentary highlights role played by one Ukrainian Jew in preserving Yiddish music before and after the Holocaust.

The Ukrainian Jew who saved Yiddish music from oblivion

29-year-old Ukrainian Jew who volunteered to defend Ukraine killed in Russian airstrike

Serafim Sabaranskiy, a Ukrainian Jew and active Hillel member who enlisted to defend his country, dies in a Russian airstrike.

29-year-old Ukrainian Jew killed in Russian airstrike

'I lost my son and now I lost my home'

German Rozhkov fell in battle as an IDF commander. Now Israel is bringing his father and mother to Israel from Ukraine.

'I lost my son and now I lost my home'player

Israel's oldest charity helping Ukrainian refugees with basic needs

Colel Chabad expanding food card program to help Ukrainian refugees arriving in Israel with not only food but also clothing and housing.

Israeli charity to cover everyday needs of Ukrainian refugeesplayer

Kharkiv synagogue's windows blown out after bombing

Over a hundred Jews, mostly elderly, are sheltering in the synagogue's basement. "We're worried about them; they can't leave," says rabbi.

Kharkiv synagogue's windows blown out after bombing

92-year-old Jewish Ukrainian woman forced to flee for her life a second time

Rachel along with other Jewish refugees is now at the border, with the situation in Ukraine expected to deteriorate.

92-year-old Jewish woman forced to flee for her life, again

Chief Rabbi David Lau to establish special religious court for Ukrainian refugees

Thousands of potential immigrants will have no proof of their Jewish status, having fled their homes without documentation.

Chief Rabbi Lau to establish religious court for refugees

Thousands of shell-shocked Jews desperately trying to escape Ukrainian warzone

As thriving Jewish communities across Ukraine are left in rubble, Jewish refugees desperately seek a way to escape the carnage.

Thousands of shell-shocked Jews desperately trying to escape war

Israel announces new NIS 10 million aid package for Ukrainian Jews

Diaspora Minister Nachman Shai announces aid for Ukrainian Jewish community from Israeli govt. and Australian philanthropic foundation.

Israel announces new NIS 10 million aid package for Ukraine Jews

Bennett to Ukrainian Jewish youths: You have a home here

PM meets students on Masa program from Ukraine , hears of the trials facing their families as Russian invasion continues.

Bennett to Ukrainian Jewish youths: You have a home here

Russian-speaking Israelis display the gamut of emotions on war in Ukraine

'There are no good guys and bad guys in this story,' Belarus immigrant to Israel says.

Russian-speaking Israelis display the gamut of emotions

Diaspora Min.: 'Israel will continue to help Ukrainian Jews'

Israel 'will continue to assist as needed - this is our duty in Israel, the state of the Jewish people,' Diaspora Min. Nachman Shai says.

Diaspora Min.: 'Israel will continue to help Ukrainian Jews'

Odessa Jews rush to evacuate - on Shabbat

Prayer and panic as Ukrainian rabbis guide their communities into a wartime Shabbat.

Odessa Jews rush to evacuate - on Shabbat

Ukrainian Jews storing food and sleeping bags in case of Russian invasion

Igor Shatkhin, the Chief Rabbi of Odessa's assistant, explains how the Odessa community is working to ensure the safety of Jews in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Jews storing food, sleeping bags in case of invasionplayer

Ukraine researchers locate where in sewer Jews hid during Holocaust

Inspired by a 2011 movie, Ukrainian researchers have found the Lviv sewer where dozens of Jews escaped the Nazis.

Ukraine researchers locate where in sewer Jews hid in Holocaust

Sewer hiding place of Jews during WWII unearthed in Lviv, Ukraine

Ukrainian historian unearths underground hiding place of Jews who dug their way out of the Lviv ghetto during the Holocaust.

Sewer hiding place of Jews during WWII unearthed in Ukraine

Babi Yar documentary to screen at Cannes film fest

Documentary by Ukrainian director combines never before seen archival footage with new interviews of eye-witnesses.

Babi Yar documentary to screen at Cannes film fest

Ukrainian Jews spice up fundraising - with 'Dragon Breath' zhug

Ukraine gets its first 'zhug', or Yemenite hot sauce, with local Jews opening factory to produce 'Dragon's Breath' brand zhug.

Ukrainian Jews spice up fundraising - with zhug factory

Jewish comedian gets top votes in Ukrainian election

Exit polls show Volodymyr Zelensky with 30.4 percent of the vote in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election.

Jewish comedian gets top votes in Ukrainian election

Ukraine honors troops who butchered Jews

Moment of silence observed for Symon Petliura, a 1920s statesman blamed for the murder of 50,000 Jews.

Ukraine honors nationalists whose troops butchered Jews

Jewish education for Ukrainian Jewish refugees

Jewish community provides shelter, employment, and education for Ukrainian refugees. Refugees: We feel safe here.

Read, don't war: Jewish education for Ukrainian Jewish refugees

From Dumping Corpses in Ukraine to the Holy Land

Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews arrive in Israel out of the war zone; Arutz Sheva finds out the horrors they went through.

From Dumping Corpses in Ukraine to the Holy Landplayer

Ukraine Jews Present Challenge to Jewish Agency

The Jewish Agency is taking part in an enormous humanitarian operation and overseeing a major increase in Jewish Olim to Israel

Jewish Agency Rising to the Challenge of Ukrainian Aliyah

Emergency Hotline Opened for Ukrainian Jews

910 hotline to provide a safe means for Ukrainian Jewry to report health emergencies, crimes, and anti-Semitism amid rising unrest.

Emergency Hotline Opened for Ukrainian Jews

Pro-Russian Militias Attack Jewish-Owned Bank

Pro-Russian militants attack bank owned by Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch; follows shooting of Jewish mayor of Kharkiv.

Pro-Russian Militias Attack Jewish-Owned Bank

Moscow Accuses Kiev of Breaking Geneva Accords

Russian Foreign Minister accuses Ukraine of allowing 'extremists' to orchestrate events in Donetsk.

Moscow Accuses Kiev of  Breaking Geneva Accords

Neo-Nazism Raging in Ukraine?

Amidst reports that pamphlets calling for Jews to 'register' are a hoax, Ukrainian PM vows to 'bring perpetrators to justice.'

Neo-Nazism Raging in Ukraine?

Galloway: Israel Engineered the Unrest in Ukraine

British MP George Galloway claims "the Zionists" sent gunmen to Ukraine to get local Jews to move to "Palestine".

Galloway Claims Israel Engineered the Unrest in Ukraineplayer

Ukrainian Jewish Leader to Run for President

Vadim Rabinovich, president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, says he will run for president in May 25 election.

Ukrainian Jewish Leader to Run for President