Support Seders for Jewish Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

Rabbi Yonah and Rachel will be leading Seders in Lublin

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Rabbi Yonah and Rachel will be leading Seders in Lublin

Help Jewish Refugees have Seders in Lublin, Poland

UPDATE -- The Seders were a fantastic success thanks to so many donors and partners! BH. We are collecting additional funds to buy supplies that refugees need in Poland.
Rabbi Yonah and Rachel have been asked to help lead Seders for Ukrainian Jewish refugees and the Jewish community in Lublin, Poland. They will be joined by the Gerber family from Los Angeles.

This year many of us are fortunate enough to be able to gather again with our family and friends, and to celebrate Passover together as a community (as in years past, prior to the pandemic).

Others however, are not so lucky.

Ukrainian refugees in Poland, while currently safe, may now be without housing, and many are separated from their families and all from their established communities.

Rabbi Yonah and Rebbitzen Rachel Bookstein will be traveling to Poland for Passover, where they revitalized the Jewish community during their four-year residency there.

They will be helping to provide hundreds of refugees and the Jewish community with a Passover Seder and meal, in Lublin, Poland, under auspicious of the the Chief Rabbi of Poland Rabbi Michael Schudrich. Connecting the present with the past: the seders will take place at the historic Hotel Ilan, which previously housed the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva (before WWII).

Please help the refugees to be with the Jewish community on Passover, so that they can celebrate this important holiday, while creating joy and unity at a time when it is desperately needed.

Your donation will:

  • Help buy and prepare food for Passover and the Seders
  • Provide toys and prizes for refugee children at the Seder
  • Cover some costs associated with hosting 100's of meals for refugees during Passover
  • Assist refugees to actively participate in the Jewish community, so that they're not alone

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  • With support from the Alevy Family Foundation
  • The Office of the Chief Rabbi of Poland
  • Jonathan and Natalie Gerber

Header Image: (Times of Israel). Jewish Ukrainian refugees are sheltered and accommodated in a Chabad shelter run in Kishinev, Moldova, March 2, 2022. (Nati Shohat/Flash90).

In Text Image: Hotel Ilan