U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink met with the chief rabbi of Kyiv, Rabbi Yonatan Markovitch, and said she was “heartened” by what she witnessed.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink met with the chief rabbi and Shliach of Kyiv, Rabbi Yonatan Markovitch, this week.
“Heartened to hear from Chief Rabbi Markovitch that Ukraine’s Jewish community continues to enjoy full freedom to practice as they please, and I admire the community’s commitment to caring for their neighbors in need,” she wrote after the visit.
Rabbi Markovitch invited the ambassador to the community center, and despite the war and the alarms that were heard yesterday in Kyiv, the ambassador arrived together with a large delegation from the embassy team to see for themselves the life of the Jewish community.
It should be noted that the JCC and Chabad House works around the clock every day preparing hot food for hundreds of people every week, distributing food and medicine to over 3,000 families a month, and providing physical and spiritual help to the Jewish refugees who left Kyiv and arrived there from various places in Ukraine.