Promoting human dignity is core to our mission
We believe that all humans are of equal value and deserving of respect and dignity, regardless of their race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.
How AMJF was founded
The American Multinational Jewish Federation (AMJF) is a non-profit organization incorporated in California. Our primary goal is to work in collaboration with local non-profit organizations, including Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and educational institutions, to promote safety and well-being for individuals, irrespective of their faith, gender, or ethnicity, both within their countries and among those displaced by natural or human-made crises. Our mission is to uphold human dignity, which is at the heart of our endeavors.
Our organization was founded in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis. The influx of refugees into the neighboring country of Moldova prompted us to conduct a needs and risk assessment in the region. Through this assessment, we identified and vetted local NGOs, CSOs, and educational organizations in Moldova, Ukraine, and Romania that could provide support to those affected by the crisis. Since our inception, we have provided funds, supplies, and donations to support Ukrainians who have chosen to stay in their homes and country, as well as those who sought refuge in Moldova. Our work in the region has been facilitated through the local organizations that we support. Our focus has been to alleviate the impact of the humanitarian crisis on individuals and communities in the region.
Our philosophy is rooted in the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, which means repairing the world. In Judaism, human dignity and the sanctity of life are core values. Our faith and history teach us that caring for the stranger and helping the less fortunate is the foundation for building a better world. We believe that all humans are of equal value and deserving of respect and dignity, regardless of their race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.
As an organization, we are committed to upholding Jewish values and universal human rights, recognizing the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family. We are dedicated to supporting individuals and communities impacted by natural or human-caused crises in regions less fortunate than ours. Our ultimate goal is to promote freedom, justice, and peace in the world through our work.
How we work
Step to step into our process
The American Multinational Jewish Federation (AMJF) operates by building a network of trusted local Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and educational institutions to address the needs of people in high-risk and vulnerable environments.
Our approach is rooted in the Russian proverb, “Trust, but verify” (Доверяй, но проверяй – “Doveryai no proveryai”), popularized by President Ronald Reagan. This principle guides our commitment to transparency, accountability, and efficacy in our humanitarian efforts.
Procurement and distribution
Humanitarian Aid Coordination Headquarters of Odesa Region
Humanitarian Aid Coordination Headquarters of Odesa Region identifies needs and distributes supplies through various NGOs and CSOs in the Odesa region and Southeastern Ukraine. AMJF provides winter supplies, thermal emergency blankets and components of first aid kits, feminine hygiene products, emergency lights with phone rechargers, power banks for laptops, phones, and lighting.
Emergency thermal blankets delivered to Mitsva
Emergency thermal blankets delivered to Mitsva – The International Foundation for Cooperation and Development of Education, Culture and Charity in Kyiv, Ukraine
Help people in need
You can make a difference! AMJF empowers local organizations to support vulnerable communities. We offer coaching in capacity building, project development, and service delivery. Together, we identify the needs of those affected by natural or human-made disasters and create a “menu of needs” of essential supplies and services. Donors can choose supplies for delivery, direct support for local organizations, or donate to AMJF for targeted funding. Join us in helping those in need!
The AMJF is not affiliated with the Jewish Federations of North America and operates as an independent 501C3 nonprofit corporation.