Chicago's Jewish community has watched in horror for five years as one humanitarian tragedy has followed another in Syria, which in turn has created the additional crisis of fleeing refugees. This week's developments in Aleppo have brought a whole new level of misery.
In response, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago has opened an Aleppo Assistance Fund , which will help our overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) bolster its efforts through its Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief . JDC, along with Israeli institutions providing humanitarian relief to Syrians, has been at the forefront of relief efforts throughout the Syrian crisis.
To contribute to the Aleppo Assistance Fund please donate online or send a check to the Aleppo Assistance Fund, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, 30 S. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60606. As is our policy, 100 percent of all funds will be distributed without any administrative cost reimbursement to the Federation.
Please see the following for additional information and background on the situation:
- The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) led- Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief has been at the forefront of relief efforts.
- News coverage of the Jewish Community Relations Council educational event with Syrian American groups .
- JUF's Sanctuary TV program , which aired on ABC-7, focused on the Syrian crisis during last week's show.
- Aleppo enjoyed a major Jewish presence for centuries.