Through their work, the Poltava Committee enables our progressive sister congregation, Congregation Beth Am in Poltava, Ukraine, to reach out to young Jewish families to help them rediscover their Judaism.

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Being Jewish in the Ukraine is not easy -- discrimination is rampant and funds are almost non-existent. The funds raised by the Poltava Committee, including a portion of Beth Am members' contributions to the World Union for Progressive Judaism, go to support the religious and education programs and operations of Poltava's Jewish community. Whether it's Shabbat services, Passover Seders, Chanukah celebrations or B'nei Mitzvah twinning opportunities, our support helps make it happen.
Our Committee meets regularly to plan fundraisers, such as home-cooked Shabbat dinners after services (that are eagerly anticipated and well attended), arts & craft fairs and "Poltava Parties" at member homes.
Donations to the Poltava Fund help us carry out our vision of tikkun olam. To learn more, please contact Cherie or call (650) 493-4661.

The Poltava Committee is collecting tallitot (used and new) to take to the URJ Biennial in November where they will be passed on to Rabbi Grisha who will take them back to his community in Belarus. Please bring your donations and drop them off at the Beth Am Main Office by Friday, October 22. Thank you for supporting Beth Am of Poltava in reaching out to young Jewish families rediscovering their Judaism.