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JCFR Mission to Ukraine: Thursday, June 18

JCFR Mission to Ukraine: Thursday, June 18

Ukraine, Crisis and Renewal 


They say “to see it is to believe it.” The last few days in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine have been so.


Our delegation has witnessed the best and worst that humanity has to offer ... We have seen the displaced …

JCFR Mission to Ukraine: Wednesday, June 17

Ukraine Day Three - Zaprozhe

By JCFR President Richard Samet 


Today our focus was on how JDC assistance invigorates the rebirth of a vibrant Jewish community in Ukraine, a difficult task after 70 years of Soviet efforts to destroy it to its very roots. To that end, we traveled to the …

JCFR Mission to Ukraine: Tuesday, June 16

Tuesday, June 16, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine - 

Update by JCFR President Richard Samet


Today we got a crash course in the Crisis in Ukraine, and the role that JDC plays in trying to alleviate the suffering of those who have been displaced by the violence, and those that have been trapped…

JCFR Mission to Ukraine: Monday, June 15

Monday, June 15, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine


Our five representatives landed safely. This update was received… 


Today we arrived to sweltering heat in Dnepropetrovsk. Air conditioning is a luxury. 


Richmond’s own, Mark Sisisky, opened the JFNA mission by stating to the parti…

JCFR Mission to Ukraine: Sunday, June 14, 2015

Richmond Delegation Joins National JFNA Mission to Ukraine


Sunday, June 14, Richmond, VA - Five Richmond Jewish community leaders, representing the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR), pack their bags and head to the airport. Filled with anticipation and hope, they begin a jo…