|The situation in Odessa has been relatively calm, and together with The Schechter Institutes, we have started to think about food distribution and activities, but need a few more calm days to implement these plans. Zev Waxman, leader of our Odessa community, together with the help of Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya, Executive Director of Midreshet Schechter, has distributed food to older people in the community, and even though it may not be enough, it’s what he was able to purchase right now. He has been going house to house to check on everyone who is taking refuge there. It has also been relatively quiet in Kyiv and on Tuesday, several buses left for Chisinau in Moldova and Romania with many members of our communities. Yuri Radchenko, community leader in Kharkiv managed to flee to Dnipro, a city further away from the fighting and challenges in Kharkiv, but is now stuck there and cannot get to Chernivtsi. The teacher at our school in Kharkiv has also managed to distribute food including fish to community members who have been especially challenged to get even basic supplies in the city. Our ‘refugee camp’ in Chernivtsi is still existing, with many refugees continuing to pass through on their way to safer places. Currently more than 60 people are staying with our Chernivtsi community either in a hotel, in apartments or with the community itself. It has been difficult for the Chernivtsi community to provide as much food as is needed to feed all of the refugees in their care. Lev Kleiman, our community leader in Chernivtsi, again together with Rabbi Irina Gritsevskaya, have been working tirelessly to care for everyone and we thank them both immensely.