Reinhart Shareholder Joseph Shumow Joins Mission Abroad at Ukraine/Poland Border

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MADISON Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart) Shareholder Joseph Shumow, as President of the Jewish Federation of Madison (JFM), recently took part in a two-day humanitarian aid visit to the Ukraine/Poland border. Along with JFM Executive Director Alan Klugman and other delegates, Shumow spent time witnessing firsthand the refugee crisis that has unfolded following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, bringing suitcases full of over-the-counter medications and other much needed supplies to those in need, regardless of their religious affiliations.

“This eye-opening experience has given me a perspective that I would not otherwise have,” said Joe. “Seeing and hearing the experiences of those directly affected by this crisis furthers my desire and commitment to do what I can to help and to encourage others to do so as well.”

JFM, along with other Jewish Federations of North America, has been raising money for their Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund since fighting began over a month ago. Since then, JFM has raised more than $200,000, with more than $43 million being raised by Jewish Federations collectively. With these funds, JFM and their sister organizations are providing desperately needed resources, including housing, food, health care and day care services, to a number of refugee centers. Their support has helped the more than 2 million Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Poland.

Although JFM has contributed many resources to support the refugees abroad, they are continuing efforts to do more and are in need of support. If you would like to donate, please visit JFM’s Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund webpage. If you are interested in finding out more about Shumow’s trip to the border, check out his Twitter page dedicated to his experience.

About Jewish Federation of Madison

Jewish Federation of Madison is part of the Jewish Federations of North America, a nationwide humanitarian network that serves millions of Jews and non-Jews everyday around the world. The Jewish Federation network includes 157 Federations and 400 network communities. Jewish Federation of Madison helps support more than 20 essential local programs and agencies. Through its overseas partners, Jewish Federation of Madison also helps provide rescue, relief, and development programs and services to Jewish communities in need in Israel and 70 other countries, including the former Soviet Union, Latin America, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. Jewish Federation of Madison and its overseas partners also provide non-sectarian aid to overseas communities in times of crisis.


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