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September 26, 2017

Food parcels in Ukraine for Jewish Major Holidays

Soon it will be Jewish New Year (september 20, 2017), followed by Yom Kippur (September 30, 2017) and then the Feast of Tabernacles (October 5, 2017) and Simchat Torah (October 13, 2017)! 

In Ukraine they are also preparing to first celebrate Jewish New Year. After Yom Kippur, the most holy day of the year, they will begin building the booths from which to remember the exodus from Egypt, with great gratitude to the Almighty for His provision in the past and in the present day! They will talk a lot about the exodus from Egypt in the past, and the exodus today from the land of the North and the rest of the world that the prophets so clearly write about. 

It is from where the last 26 years, since 1991, more than 1.2 million former Soviet Jews have ‘come home’, both young and old! During all those Biblical holidays, both the larger and the smaller Jewish communities try to provide meals. They also want to give out food parcels so that the tables at home can be set a little more festive! 

East Ukrainian Jews in a local soup kitchen

We have received requests to package and deliver a total of 3,500 food parcels for the Jewish New Year, the Feast of Tabernacles and Simchat Torah. These requests have come from the Jewish communities in Mariupol (in the East near the warzone), Donetsk (see request below), Zaporozhe, Vinnitsa, Chremenchug, Odessa, Chmilnitsky, Ternopol, Kamenets-Podolsky en Chernovtsy

Ready to leave with mini buses packed with food parcels for the Major Holidays

Watch additional photos below.

About the author

Koen Carlier is aliyah field worker for Christians for Israel and working in Ukraine. He supports the Jewish community in Ukraine and calls upon them to hear God’s call and return to the Promised Land. When Jews decide to make aliyah he helps them with transportation to the embassy or the consulate for exit papers and ultimately for transportation to the airport to leave for Israel. Koen is married to Ira. They have three children and live in Vinnitsa.   

The food parcels are regularly distributed among Holocaust survivors, poor families, Jewish refugees, children and the sick. A food parcel is more than a bag of food. It’s a sign of your friendship and your support, a testimony to our Jewish brothers and sisters that they are not alone.

Will you help?
The cost of one food parcel is 10 euros or 11 US $. For this amount we buy wholesale products. The parcels are packed by volunteers and distributed throughout Ukraine. Will you help with one or more food parcels? Your support is desperately needed!

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1 food parcel costs 10 euros / 11 US $ and consists of:
1 kg of sugar
1 kg of rice
1 kg of grits
2 kg of pasta
1 liter of oil
1 kg of flour
500 gr of oatmeal
1 box of tea
250 ml of condensed milk
1 can of fish
1 box of cookies
1 bar of chocolate
200 gr of coffee
1 can of peas
1 can of corn

Request from the warzone in Donetsk - East Ukraine:

Shalom, Koen!

Please kindly advise about the help of Christians for Israel for September/October 2017 to make plans before Rosh-Hashana 5778. We would like to ask you to continue the Soup Kitchen project in the warzone, it is very important to give to needy additional dinners for holidays of the beginning of New Jewish year and a hope that this year will be better and easy than last one.

Also would like to ask about food parcels in Donetsk in the warzone and for refugees in Kyiv. Can it be possible?

Thank you in advance for any answer.


We’ve already committed to a few of these requests!
May we count on your support? 1 food parcel costs 10 euros!

The goal is to package and distribute 3.500 food parcels by the end of October! 


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