The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is sending a small delegation to Poland May 2-8. Eric Stillman, CEO of The Jewish Federation says, “This delegation representing our Jewish Federation will participate in a hands-on opportunity to assist Ukrainian refugees on the ground in Poland and bring desperately needed supplies to the Krakow JCC.”
During the weeklong mission, participants will spend time in Warsaw visiting the local Jewish Community Center and learning about Ukrainian refugee assistance efforts by the American Joint Distribution Committee. They will also visit the Poland/Ukraine border, where, say Stillman, “These participants from Jewish Nashville will bear witness to the first-hand accounts of the Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion devastating their country.” The group will end their trip in Krakow at the local Jewish Community Center volunteering in the aid effort. As has been previously reported, most of the refugees are women and children. Currently the refugees are being matched for home hospitality in the local community, but services are being provided at the JCC.
Participants in this mission are Rabbi Joshua Kullock, Leslie Kirby, Steve Hirsch, Jacob Kleinrock, Fred Zimmerman, and Deborah Oleshansky. They will be bringing much-needed supplies, and for those in the community wishing to send monetary donations, visit www.jewishnashville.org/ukraine.