Your Impact in Israel: Update 10.27.23

As our community continues to process the brutal attacks that took place on our Jewish homeland, we are grateful to the almost 2,000 generous donors who have contributed over $5 million to our Israel Terror Relief Fund. Through our global partner organizations, contributions are providing for:

  • Basic Needs: Food and financial assistance for impacted families, the elderly and the homebound.
  • Evacuation, Housing, Respite and Support for Frontline Communities: Support for communities under fire and for new olim (immigrants) living in absorption centers through evacuations, temporary housing, children’s activities and increased security.   
  • Victims of Terror: Provides immediate cash grants to families and individuals who have been impacted by acts of terror and violence, for post-trauma care, etc. 
  • Trauma Relief and Psychosocial Care: Support wide-scale trauma relief and psychosocial support with expanded capabilities through telephone hotlines; direct care to first responders, Lone Soldiers, the injured, and families whose relatives were murdered, injured, or abducted; training and support for caregivers and responders, including hospital emergency teams and municipal teams.   
  • Emergency Medical Services and Healthcare: Medical supplies and equipment for first responders and hospitals.

Global Partner Spotlight

The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror is providing immediate, critical financial aid to victims and their families. In addition, the Jewish Agency seeks to provide respite for people living in the conflict zone and activities for their children (including nearly 4,000 olim living in absorption centers, as well as enhanced security). Additional staffing will support 5,000 elderly residents of Amigour in the south, ensuring they have food and other items within their sheltered apartments.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
JDC is one of Jewish Federation’s historic partners, with deep roots and an unshakable connection to the State of Israel. JDC is caring for those who have no one else to turn to – vulnerable seniors, people with disabilities, children and young adults at risk, families in financial distress, and the unemployed. Jewish Federation emergency support will enable JDC to respond to the unique needs of these special populations.