Karina and her husband are both dentists from Kiev with their own dental Clinic.
When Kiev was bombed they fled to Warsaw, destitute, staying at the Hilton hotel that Chabad of Poland had rented to refugees for several weeks.
‘Before the war, my biggest problems were which jacket to wear with my jeans, or I needed to lose 3 kg after my pregnancy,’ says Karina, ‘We had a very good life in Kiev.’
‘On February 24, a friend of mine called me and said: Karina, wake up, the war has begun.
‘We heard explosions so we ran to the basement to take shelter. I was there with my baby, my neighbors and their little children.
‘After three days of living in the basement, they turned off the water and the electricity. It was very difficult to live like that with a nine-month-old baby.
‘We heard a huge explosion and when we opened the door, everything in front of us was white. We realized that half of the neighboring house was gone.
‘Within one hour we were in the car. We took whatever we could and we left. Chabad of Poland welcomed us. They gave us everything we could possibly need.’
Chabad of Poland rented an apartment for them, bought them furniture and helped Karina’s husband start working in dentistry in Warsaw.
Chabad of Poland has opened their hearts and hands to the thousands of Jews who have already lost their country, their homes and their loved ones in the war with Ukraine.
With your help, Chabad of Poland can continue to help the thousands of Jewish refugees by setting them up in apartments, getting them furniture and all the necessities they might need as well as assist them in finding new jobs so they can support themselves and their families.
The war is far from over and Chabad of Poland are continuously working tirelessly to make sure every Jewish refugee has what they need. They have a lot of work up ahead. Please consider becoming a partner in their holy work with your generous contribution.
We have sheltered over 1,000 refugees! with full accommodation and hot meals daily.
Please help us help them.