No Jew should ever be hungry during a special holiday or even during the rest of the year. Please contribute to UJA's Global Seder to fight hunger and ensure that Jews living in Toronto, Israel, Cuba and the Former Soviet Union (FSU) can celebrate Passover in dignity with a Seder table filled with food.

Cuba
Former Soviet Union
Israel
Toronto

For a donation of $100 you will receive a set of 25 hand-crafted place cards for your Seder table. For $300 an Israeli-made matzah cover will be yours, and for $500 we will send you place cards, matzah covers and Passover-themed finger puppets.


For more information or to donate by phone please call 1.888.635.2424

To volunteer at our Global Seder telethon, click here.

Cuba

Living in Canada, we take for granted the ability to purchase kosher foods for all Jewish holidays. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the Jews of Cuba, where no kosher food is sold and the 1,200 Jews living there are unable to fulfill their Jewish destinies by observing holiday rituals. Each year for the past 50, the Jews of Toronto have reached out to help Cuban Jewry by purchasing enough kosher for Passover food for every man, woman and child. Because of your generosity children like 7 year old Carmen will enjoy holiday staples like matzah, gefilte fish, canned tuna, kosher wine, powdered soup and more so that she and the rest of the Cuban Jewry can live their Jewish lives with dignity and hope.

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Former Soviet Union

This Passover, consider the plight of Jews living in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), particularly the 22,500 who live in Kishinev, Moldova, the FSU's poorest country. For many of these men, women and children putting food on the table often presents a challenge, a challenge which is intensified during Passover. This holiday season, you can make a difference in the life of someone like 78 year-old Sarah Afanasieva, an elderly woman who is isolated and in desperate need of support. With your help, money raised through UJA's Global Seder to Fight Hunger will be allocated through United Israel Appeal Canada to ensure that she and others like her will receive kosher for Passover food allowing her to celebrate the holiday as all Jews should.

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Israel

In Israel there are far too many struggling to make ends meet. Where most of us are lucky enough to celebrate Passover seders plentiful with food and drink, there are many who still cannot. But for Children like Dani there are ways to turn this Passover around. Even though his father recently lost his job and his mother's salary cannot provide the necessities of life for himself and his three younger brothers, there is hope. This year, thanks to your compassion money raised will be allocated through United Israel Appeal Canada to over 60 Israeli soup kitchens where hot meals are served daily and children like Dani won’t go hungry. In addition funds will also be allocated to feed children like Adina, an Ethiopian immigrant who receives a hot lunch through a special afterschool program.

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Toronto

Approximately 22, 000 or ten percent of Toronto’s Jewish community currently live at or below the poverty line. Paying the rent and ensuring the electricity bill is paid, often must take precedence over Passover food. Michael is one of those in the Greater Toronto community facing personal challenges. Struggling with a mental illness as well as a drug addiction, Michael is currently unemployed and barely able to keep his one-bedroom apartment. Fortunately Michael doesn’t have to make the choice between rent or food. Through Jewish Family and Child (JF&CS) - a United Jewish Appeal partner agency, Michael and many like him will receive extra financial assistance this Passover. Because when it comes to Passover, all Jews deserve the opportunity to celebrate.

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