Hamantashen for HOPE and more ways to HELP Ukraine


You can help by BAKING:

Hamantashen are a symbolic cookie for the holiday of Purim – a time of reflection about destructive megalomaniacs and triumph of good over evil. Ukrainians are, in real time, facing a modern-day Haman in Vladimir Putin. Let’s do what we can to help.

FROM NOSHER at My Jewish Learning:
To Help Ukraine, These Jewish Bakers Are Making Hamantaschen

GET INVOLVED at “Hamantashen For Ukraine” who donate their proceeds to Polish Humanitarian Action, an organization that’s distributing food, hot drinks, diapers, hygiene products and blankets, as well as providing information and transportation for newly arrived refugees from Ukraine.

 Over 30 home bakers and bakeries from Warsaw to Portland have signed up. A full list of participants can be found under “where to find hamantashen!

KVELLER: Jewish Mom Mila Kunis Is Raising Money for her Native Ukraine

“The events that have unfolded in the Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity,” Kunis went on to say. “Ashton and I have decided to match up to $3 million worth of donations to Airbnb.org and flexport.org, through GoFundMe.org, in an effort to raise $30 million.”

“Flexport is going to be transporting the much-needed humanitarian aid directly to known NGOs on the ground that can ensure that that aid will be received by the most needed parties,” Kutcher explained, later adding that the organization will be “organizing shipments of relief supplies to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova.”

“And Airbnb will be supporting housing and cost of living to those who take in refugees,” Kunis added.

“The people of Ukraine are strong and brave, but being strong and brave doesn’t mean you’re not worthy of support. We need to support the people of Ukraine. Please help us,” Kunis pleaded to the couple’s fans and followers at the end of the video.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is mobilizing to respond to the needs of the Jewish community in Ukraine resulting from the Russian invasion. The entire country faces chaos, scarcity, and violence — and the almost 200,000 members of Ukraine’s Jewish community are especially vulnerable. Whenever and wherever there have been threats to Jewish life, the Federation and our partners — the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel — are there to provide vital aid and help those in peril relocate out of harm’s way.

Hadassah for the Ukraine

KVELLER: The Whole World Is Admiring a Jewish Leader Right Now. That’s an Incredible Thing.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a charismatic leader who is refusing to back down in the face of seemingly impossible odds, is inspiring people in his nation and around the world — and he’s Jewish.

Ukraine Crisis Fund: World Union for Progressive Judaism

In the light of the Russian attack on Ukraine, the World Union for Progressive Judaism launches the Ukraine Crisis Fund. We ask people from all over the world to make donations towards the support of the Ukrainian Jewish community.

Money will be spent on individuals and communities to ensure their safety and well-being. If the conflict escalates further, your money will become crucial and necessary help for many people. If the tension eases, the fund will be spent on the development of the progressive Jewish community in Ukraine.

כל ישראל ערבים זה בזה
Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh Bazeh.
All of Israel Are Responsible for One Another

HIAS Responds to the Crisis in Ukraine

RELIGION NEWS: This is our Jewish superhero

“Never before in modern history have the world’s eyes so clearly focused on a Jew, demonstrating a sweet mix of character, patriotism and sheer courage. Every Jew in the world today can hold his or her head up higher because of Zelenskyy. More than that: Every Jewish young person now has a hero that they can call their own.”

The tragic situation caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing immense suffering inside Ukraine as well as an unprecedented refugee crisis in Poland and other neighboring countries.

Our JCC team of staff and volunteers is entirely focused on helping those affected by the war, Jews and non-Jews, in Poland and Ukraine. Thanks to the incredible generosity of friends and supporters worldwide, we have been able to quickly and effectively take action and help people.

President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Europeans on Friday to “take to the streets” to support Ukraine. Protesters did so in Bratislava, Frankfurt, Lyon, Prague, Tbilisi, Vienna and Vilnius.


Participate with Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and GoFundMe for Airbnb and Flexport

Keep Ukraine’s Media Going


Ways to Help the Ukraine from Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and Stephen Wise Temple

YOU Can Help Rescue the Refugees at the Ukrainian Border

MORE ways to help from RAZOM

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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