Stories of Resilience During the Ukraine Crisis

March 29, 2022

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As the crisis continues to unfold in Ukraine, it's beautiful to see how communities around the world are rallying to support the people of Ukraine who are still in the country or have been displaced. BBYO is committed to supporting our brothers, sisters, siblings, and friends during this difficult time.

This post will be regularly updated with photos, quotes, and videos of hope to celebrate our communities taking action.

Last updated April 1, 2022 at 4:58 PM ET.

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

BBYO UK is working to be the main organiser of all Jewish Youth efforts to support Ukraine. They will be collecting donations to send over to border countries.

Ireland 🇮🇪

BBYO Ireland has been supporting local Jewish community donation efforts and have started their fundraising with a raffle and donations at chapter meetings. They are organising a community J-Serve dog walk to fundraise.  

The Netherlands 🇳🇱

BBYO Netherlands has raised significant funds to support their hands-on work. They have helped find homes for refugees and have been partnering with the local community to run daily activities for young refugees staying in hotels.  

Denmark 🇩🇰

BBYO Denmark are working with their local crisis management team and are waiting to welcome buses of Ukrainian refugees. The Danish teens are ready to step in and help once they have arrived.  

Finland 🇫🇮

BBYO Finland is working on creating care packages for the Jewish families who have arrived at their community.  


BBYO Hagoschrim in Zurich, Switzerland held a market where they raised funds for Ukrainian families by selling branded merch. They are welcoming Ukrainian teens and families to a Hagoschrim Friday night dinner this Shabbat.  

The BBYO Emuna in Basel, Switzerland has been supporting local community efforts. They have found host families for refugees and raised significant funds by holding a Fraueleinens fundraising campaign and a benefit concert. The community has also opened a store for Ukrainian guests to come and take what they need.

Austria 🇦🇹

BBYO in Austria is working with the Jewish student’s union to organise donations for their refugees. They have also been inviting young refugees to join their BBYO programmes and are continuing to collect donations.  

Spain 🇪🇸

BBYO Spain will be participating in a JDC briefing in Spanish with the Latin American BBYO communities. BBYO in Barcelona is hosting a J-serve fair where they will collect donations, fundraise, and create letters and videos for Ukrainian teens.  

Germany 🇩🇪

BBYO ZWST Germany, has been welcoming buses of refugees into their community. They are giving them food, clothes and toiletries and then finding them housing in the Jewish community and partner hotels. They are also working to support Orphan refugees. We will continue to follow and update on the work that ZWST is doing.

Sweden 🇸🇪

BBYO Sweden is supporting their local community’s efforts by collecting donations and volunteering on the inquiry hotline that has been set up. They are also providing information and offering advice to the refugees who are arriving.

Ukraine 🇺🇦

Our community in Ukraine at the Bet Graham JCC in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine put together Mishloach Manot baskets during Purim for the community. These baskets of treats and supplies were made possible through money raised for the Teens United for Ukraine Campaign.

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