Tidewater Jewish Foundation gives to Ukraine and inspires individual donors

by | Mar 9, 2022 | Other News

Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s annual grant to United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s campaign has supported the Jewish community in Ukraine for decades. Today, however, the need is different and immediate.

One purpose of grants from Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Unrestricted Endowment Fund is to respond to local, national, and international emergency needs—operating on the principle that Klal Yisrael—we are one people, responsible for one another.

With this in mind, on March 1, TJF’s executive committee authorized an emergency grant of $25,000 to be used as leverage to secure additional resources from Tidewater’s Jewish community through UJFT’s Ukraine Emergency Fund. This matching grant opportunity demonstrates TJF’s commitment to serving the most vulnerable Jews in Ukraine, attending to the needs of Jewish refugees, and encouraging others in the community to step up.

In addition to the Emergency Grant from the Foundation, community members with Donor Advised Funds at TJF have distributed an additional $73,700 to serve where needed in Ukraine: $5,000 direct to JDC; $53,400 to UJFT’s Ukraine Emergency Fund; and $15,300 to other relief organizations.

If others in the community want to open a Donor Advised Fund or activate resources in their funds for Ukraine Emergency grants, contact Naomi Limor Sedek, president and CEO of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation, at 757-965-6109 or nsedek@ujft.org.

Naomi Limor Sedek