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VOL. 12 NO. 5                                                                                   MAY 2022

      The Hineini Trip:

      What We Saw at the Poland-Ukraine Border

      By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin
         File this one under “First World
         I arrived at the airport in Krakow,
      Poland, to discover that KLM had
      canceled my flight to Amsterdam,
      and thence to the United States.
         This is annoying and frustrating.
         But  during  that  week,  I  had
      encountered  hundreds  of  people
      who would gladly offer to trade
      their plight for mine.
         • When you have seen families
      sleeping together on one mattress,
      their homes destroyed, wondering  Rabbi Salkin (center) with international relief workers at the
      if  and  when  they  will  see  their  refugee center on the Poland-Ukraine border
      husbands and fathers again …
         • When you meet a Ukrainian woman at a refugee center,   genocide in her family history –
      with a toddler in tow, looking at a map of Europe with the   Armenian, Jewish, and Ukrainian.
      distances to various cities, and she says she is going to try      So, yes: I can take a cab back
      to go to Denmark because the Czech Republic and Germany   to Krakow, and stay in a hotel for
      are full …                                        two more nights.
         • When you hear a Ukrainian Jewish woman, who is                             Rabbis and cantors of the Hineini Trip posing with the supplies they brought for
      Armenian on her mother’s side, say that this is the third   The Hineini Trip on page 2  distribution to Ukrainian refugees at the JCC in Krakow
      Volunteers Support South Florida

      Community on International Good Deeds Day

         Nearly 500 volunteers from Jewish Federation of Palm   to  protecting  victims  of
      Beach County’s Jewish Volunteer Center and its Jewish   child abuse and domestic
      Community  Relations  Council  as  well  as  Palm  Beach   violence;  and  25  children
      Atlantic University joined millions of people around the   participated  in  Mitzvah
      world for the global day of service event known as Good   Pizza-Making  Event,
      Deeds Day. Expansive volunteer initiatives included meal   where they learned about
      packing, collecting produce from a local farm, packing   volunteerism and helped
      emergency  supplies  for  women  and  men  in  distress,  a   ensure more than $500 in
      supply drive, and more.                           pizza was donated to The
         Throughout  the  day,  250  volunteers  packed  41,145   Soup  Kitchen  of  Boynton
      meals with U.S. Hunger for Alpert Jewish Family Service   Beach to feed area families.
      and the Palm Beach County Food Bank; 800 men’s and      “Our community
      women’s Dignity Grows hygiene totes were assembled   continues to show up and
      and donated to the Palm Beach County School District,   inspire with their time and
      Extended  Hands  Community  Outreach, A  Different   commitment  to  helping
      Shade of Love, and to support local human trafficking   others,” shared Melissa
      prevention  organizations;  more  than  10,000  pounds  of   Hudson,  director,  Jewish
      produce from Bedner Farm in Lake Worth was collected   Volunteer  Center.  “We
      for  the  Palm  Beach  County  Food  Bank;  collected  and
      donated  more  than  50  suitcases  and  100  pairs  of  new   Volunteers Support
      socks and underwear to HomeSafe, a nonprofit dedicated   on page 2
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