European Jewish Association

Opening of the First ‘Chesed’ Centre in Odessa, Ukraine.

The First of many European ‘Chesed’ Centres operated jointly by the EJA and the RCE was inaugurated in Odessa, Ukraine.

The centres provide the free lending of of a large range of medical equipment to all.

The Odessa branch is one of dozens that will open over the next two months across Europe.

The unique project is a first for the Jewish communities in Europe, although similar lending centers exist in Israel.

Each lending centre provides medical equipment for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, worth tens of thousands of euros. The arrival
of the equipment is imminent and the centre will soon be fully up and running