JDC to Deliver 50,000 Boxes of Matzah for Passover in the FSU

JDC distributed matzah on March 30, 2017, to elderly Jews at the Shaarei Tzion Hesed social welfare center, located in the Beit Grand Jewish Community Center in Odessa, Ukraine.

This Passover, thousands of Jews across the former Soviet Union will partake in festive holiday activities- Seder meals, volunteer opportunities, cooking workshops and cultural performances – sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and its network of Hesed social welfare centers and Jewish community centers.

JDC will be providing more than 50,000 boxes of matzah through its partnerships with the Claims Conference, and through the IFCJ Food and Medicine Lifeline, its operational partnership with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Scores of Jewish volunteers will also deliver holiday packages and visit homebound elderly as part of JDC’s annual Passover celebrations.