JFCS’ commitment to Jewish Ukrainian refugees


To our JFCS community,

The United States may accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, and some may be resettled in Portland. Half of JFCS’ Holocaust Survivor clients are from Ukraine, so we are paying very close attention to news about the ongoing war and President Joe Biden’s recent announcement.

Anticipating Ukrainian refugees’ arrival sparks a number of questions, key among them, What can Jewish Family & Child Service do for Jewish Ukrainian refugees?

Decades ago, JFCS actively resettled Soviet Jews in the 1970s and 1980s. The Community Warehouse grew out of that successful effort, and it became refugees’ go-to for resettlement materials and assistance. Today, JFCS is partnering with three community organizations that are contracted to provide refugee resettlement services. They are Catholic Charities of Oregon, Lutheran Community Services Northwest and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

These agencies will refer refugees to us where their needs intersect with our expertise in our four program areas: Counseling, Disability Support Services, Holocaust Survivor Services and Emergency Aid.

If you can help in any way, please email Susan Greenberg.


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Larry Holzman
Board President