IMPACT: Making a Home in the FSU with Federation Support

60DOI_websiteheader

The former Soviet Union is home to some of the world’s poorest Jews. In some places, food is scarce and bathtubs are a luxury. Entire families live together in a tiny single room, and kids grow up — literally — before their parents’ eyes.

#60DaysMJF Images for E-mail and Blog (1)On a recent Jewish Federation mission, Darren Sukonick met one of these families: a mother, a father and two teen daughters, who might not be able to get by without Federation.

“It was heartbreaking to think of these two young women in the shadow of this difficult circumstance, not having the chance to do what we in North America would think of as the most basic of things,” he says. “And it was amazing to see that some of the programs (of Jewish Federation) could help them break out of a situation which wasn’t their making.”

Get a glimpse of Darren’s home visit, and hear him tell his Federation story in his own words.

You can help empower these young ladies, and thousands of other Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU) today in three ways:

GIVE_60DOI
Give to change lives locally and globally through a gift to the Minneapolis Jewish Federation Community Campaign, which builds community, cares for the welfare of Jews everywhere, and maximizes participation in Jewish life.

DONATE

VOLUNTEER_60DOI
Volunteer by investing your time—make calls at a Call for Change phone-a-thon, join a committee, or become a campaigner.

SIGN UP TO CALL FOR CHANGE

CONTACT FEDERATION STAFF ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ENGAGE_60DOI
Engage by exploring the many ways to get involved with Federation, from attending an event to exploring leadership opportunities, to hopping on our upcoming Campaigner’s Mission!

JOIN THE CAMPAIGNERS’ MISSION

ATTEND AN EVENT

CONTACT FEDERATION STAFF ABOUT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Print Friendly