On the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on the people of Israel. Jewish Federations of North America are working with their partners on the ground to provide emergency assistance.
We have setup a local fund that will be sent to the Jewish Federations of North America's crisis fund for our partner agencies on the ground in Israel.
How Jewish Federations of North America are Responding
Support for terror victims: Jewish Federations’ partners, including the Jewish Agency for Israel, JDC, and the Israel Trauma Coalition, are addressing needs on the ground. The Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror is providing immediate financial support to families whose homes were directly hit by rocket fire and is helping them with urgent needs. The Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) reports that close to 60% of residents living near the Gaza border have temporarily left their homes and are staying in areas further away from the conflict.
Support for Israel’s defense capabilities: Jewish Federations of North America are proud to continuously support Israel’s right to defend herself throughU.S. military aid to uphold Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge and missile defense funding – including necessarysupplemental aid for Iron Dome.
Urging elected officials to make public statements of support for Israel: Jewish Federations have launched a wide-ranging action alert to engage elected officials at every level of government to stand in solidarity with Israel and her right to defend herself.