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A map of Ukraine that indicates cities where JDC Hesed welfare and community centers are located.

JDC operates 32 Hesed welfare and community centers providing support to Jews in over 1000 locations in Ukraine.

Ukraine Population: 45,000,000
Jewish Population: 300,000 - 350,000

Cities with JDC Hesed centers and their Jewish Populations:

Cherkassy: 7,000
Chernigov: 5,000
Chernovtsy: 5,000
Dnepropetovsk: 40,000
Donetsk: 15,000
Kharkov: 45,000
Kherson: 8,000
Khmelnitsky: 7,000
Kiev: 65,000
Krivoy Rog: 9,000
Lugansk: 8,000
Lvov: 11,000
Nokolaev: 9,000
Odessa: 40,000
Poltava: 5,000
Sevastopol: 5,000
Simferopol: 9,000
Vinnitsa: 8,000
Zaporozhye: 12,000
Zhitomir: 7,000

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