Crisis in Ukraine


The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and we are deeply concerned for the well-being of the country’s entire population, including the Jewish community there. Manitoba has a vibrant Ukrainian community, and our communities share similar values and a love of culture and heritage. We stand in solidarity with the 180,000 members of Manitoba’s Ukrainian community during this tragic time and remain deeply concerned for the well-being of Ukraine’s population. We are proud to be working with the local Jewish, Ukrainian and general communities to help meet the evolving needs of the people in Ukraine.

Your support is needed urgently. Our Federation has launched a Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund to provide urgent and additional support for our fellow Jews in Ukraine.

Exclusive Briefing

UJA and UIA Exclusive Update on the Crisis in Ukraine

The JDC on the Ground

The JDC providing humanitarian aid to Jews in Ukraine.

Stories From the Ground

Israel Sabag, from the frontlines of the Romanian border

With the Russian invasion now underway and multiple locations under fire, support for the Jewish community is needed urgently.
Because our Federation partners, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) were already on the ground doing critical work, day in and day out, for Ukraine’s Jewish community – we were able to quickly mobilize.

Immediate and short-term needs that are being addressed include:

  • Helping people make Aliyah to Israel
  • Securing the local community and its institutions
  • Maintaining critical welfare services
  • Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations
  • Providing medical equipment to the Ukraine Health system
  • Securing temporary housing for people in transit
  • Providing food, medicine, and cash for those sheltering in Ukraine
  • Maintaining hotlines for jews in the regions and their families in Israel

Here at home, we are committed to supporting the Ukranian people in the longer journey to recovery and a better future. Donations will now also help to welcome and resettle Ukrainians who have been impacted by the conflict and are seeking to build a new life in Manitoba.

In addition, you will find resources and links on this page that will keep you updated on the situation as it evolves, and what you can do to help.