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.

Enjoy Delicious Food & Help Support Our Sister Congregation, Beth Am of Poltava — Choice is a key element in Progressive Judaism. You get to choose from two member homes to celebrate Shabbat and enjoy a delicious dinner. There will be light. There will be challah. There will be singing. There will be a feeling of community and peace... And of course, wonderful food prepared by wonderful cooks. The dinner is $36 per person. Space is limited, so please sign up ASAP by downloading, completing and returning the signup form, along with a check made out to "Congregation Beth Am," to Poltava Dinner, c/o Judy, 410 Pine Wood Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Reservations are required.