FED Talk Series — On the Ground in Ukraine

An exclusive luncheon and presentation of life in Ukraine today.

Over one year into the war, Jewish humanitarian efforts in Ukraine remain in full throttle. The Federation’s global partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), our largest grantee, is on the ground, serving as a lifeline to the 200,000 Jews living in Ukraine, including 40,000 poor, Jewish elderly and families.

Join Inna Vdovichenko, JDC’s representative in Odessa, for an exclusive luncheon and presentation of life in Ukraine today, where she says, “life happens between sirens.” Inna has played a critical role in coordinating the distribution of hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid and life-saving supplies for JDC clients throughout the entire region. With concerning shortages of medications, food, water, and sanitary supplies, Inna and the JDC Odessa team ensure that these crucial supplies reach Jews sheltering throughout the country.

About FED Talks 

FED Talks is a Federation Donor Education Series of conversations with donor-advised fund holders, organizational partners and grantees, and donors on some of the most pressing issues of our time and how we can collectively impact change. Over the fall, our dialogue will focus on supporting and strengthening the global Jewish community in Ukraine, Israel, and beyond. All the educational events will take place at the Federation’s San Francisco office. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Registration is required.

Register for additional upcoming FED Talks

Diversity and Inclusion in Israel: Empowering the Bedouin Community | September  6
Caring for Our Global Jewish Community: Breakfast with JDC’s CEO Ariel Zwang | October  23

Interests: Meetings
September 05, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

San Francisco


Organized By: 
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Mary Hanley
Inna Vdovichenko
Inna Vdovichenko has spent most of her career working on behalf of the Jewish community of Odesa. As head of JDC’s Public Relations and Missions department, Inna is responsible for planning the trips that create a personal bond between donors around the world and the Jewish children, families, and elderly who so desperately rely on their assistance.

Inna joined JDC’s office in Odesa in 1999. For over 20 years, she has been deeply involved in creating hands-on experiences that enable visitors from abroad to learn about the local Jewish community and build meaningful relationships with the professionals, lay leaders, and recipients of welfare and Jewish renewal programs. Inna also leads fundraising and PR seminars for professionals working for Jewish organizations in the region.