Rabbi Engel heads to Ukraine
April 1, 2022
Rabbi Steven Engel of Congregration of Reform Judaism joined a group of Reform Rabbis to explore how they could help the situation in Ukraine. They contacted the JCC Director in Krakow Poland, Jonathan Ornstein, and asked what the needs are and what could be done.
He shared with the CRJ congregation via email the plans of this trip.
Rabbi Engle stated, "without hesitation, [Ornstein] said "as Rabbis you need to come to Poland to counsel and comfort refugees, to let Ukranian Jews know that American Jews are there for them, and to bring some things they urgently need."
He continued, "I am a...