Hillel working to help students from Ukraine as Kharkiv chapter is destroyed in bombing


March 11, 2022

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A photo shows damages to a building in Kharkiv's Constitution Square after shelling by Russian forces, March 2, 2022.

(JTA) - Before Russian troops invaded Ukraine, the Hillel chapter in Kharkiv was preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary this spring. In fact, just one week ago, the group working with Jewish students and young adults was advertising a Saturday evening game night.

Now, its home has been destroyed, and Hillel International, the network of groups serving Jewish college students, is trying to figure out how to help its 600-plus students and employees in Kharkiv stay safe in their war-torn nation.

On Wednesday, the historic central Kharkiv building where Hillel has operated - located at 1 Cons...

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