Action for Post-Soviet Jewry
Creating Community, Changing Lives
Sofia Abramovna Shtilfus from Kirovograd, Ukraine. Sofia was 98 years old when we last visited her, and lived for over 100 years. She regularly received a gift of food from Adopt-a-Bubbe, Action for Post-Soviet Jewry's main program in Ukraine.
Action is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the Jewish community in Eastern Europe, and providing general humanitarian aid to those in need.
Action Mitzvah Projects allow you to help strengthen Jewish community in Eastern Europe and learn about a part of the world where your relatives may have come from.
In mid 2014 Russia invaded Ukraine, taking all of the Crimean peninsula and parts of Eastern Ukraine in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. As a result of the war, Ukraine's currency has lost 2/3 of its value and Ukrainian pensions have also lost 2/3 of their value, leaving the elderly with little to spend on food or medicine.
The rest of Ukraine has dealt with an influx of internal refugees - those fleeing the bombs and fighting. This is in addition to trying to reform the Ukrainian government and turning towards the European Union for trade options.
Action for Post-Soviet Jewry is fortunately in place with its Adopt-a-Bubbe program to provide badly needed food items to around a thousand pensioners - the elderly and disabled.