A new $2 million fund has been set up to support young Ukrainian Jews and their families to attend camps this summer to offer them a respite from an invasion by Russia that is now entering its 16th month.
Israel and a group of Jewish philanthropists came together through Mosaic United “to ensure that Ukrainian Jews resettled or displaced from their homes can take part in enjoyable, restful and meaningful Jewish experiences this summer.”
The program seeks to provide “enriching activities to strengthen their Jewish identities as well as their connections to Israel and the Jewish people.”
Last year, the program brought 1,400 people to 24 camps across 10 countries. Mosaic United’s mission is to “bring together, spur and equip organizations working to strengthen the connection of young Jews to their Jewish identities and Israel.”
Mosaic United is currently taking applications from Jewish organizations seeking to participate.
Last month, Ukraine honored organizations that have provided support during the war, including the Jewish Federations of North America.