• The history of the Fund

    Until 1993, the charitable organization "Ezrat Avot" worked at the Podil’ synagogue, on the basis of which our Hesed was created in 1996 with the support of "Joint" (JDC), a leading international Jewish humanitarian organization that has been helping needy Jews for more than thirty years and builds Jewish life in the countries of the former Soviet Union. You can find detailed information about JDC at www.JDC.org

    Therefore, the ICF Jewish Hesed Bnei Azriel is operating for more than 25 years. Starting from scratch in a country where more than 70 years before there was not even a hint of philanthropy, today the Hesed has turned into a developed modern organization, which fully meets the standards of philanthropy of the 21st century. This is an active mission of goodness and tens of thousands of grateful hearts.

    Over the past years, we have become a warm, friendly and large family, which this year consists of:

    • more than 6,000 wards - members of the Jewish community of Kyiv and the region, Zhytomyr and the region;

    • more than 10 charitable programs and projects;

    • professional volunteers who selflessly give their time, energy and strength;

    • social workers and office employees who ensure the smooth operation of our programs and projects.

    Since October 1st, 2023 the Hesed’s Director is Grygoryi Kolodach.

    We live a rich and fulfilling life

    We are open for cooperation

    And, if You are now on our website, this means that Your heart is eager to help. We need Your help!