Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)
- The Jewish Agency for Israel’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 3856 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
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
- 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.
- Provides STEAM education to thousands of students in close partnership with schools/municipalities throughout Israel’s periphery. Jewish Federations will support mental health initiatives for students and teachers and will enable students who are displaced maintain access to learning opportunities and essential technology.
Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC)
- ITC is the cornerstone in the national treatment of trauma and emergency preparedness in Israel. ITC operated 12 resilience centers, mostly in the Gaza border area, which offer a unique model that provides a seamless response along the continuum between emergency preparedness, emergency, and recovery. Jewish Federations will support the provision of care for evacuees, first-responders, and medical professionals, along with a national hotline.
- United Hatzalah is a community-based volunteer emergency medical service (EMS) operating across Israel. It has mobilized all 7,000 of its volunteers and dispatched over 120 rescue vehicles to Israel's southern region. With the help of Jewish Federations, United Hatzalah will be able to purchase critical emergency medical supplies to respond to ongoing attacks.
- Our Partnership Community of Hadera-Eiron is hosting over 500 families in the region offering aid, financial support, food, clothing, and mental respite. Those displaced are staying in local hotels, and empty apartments and homes. Many who fled are families with young children.
Magen David Adom (MDA)
- MDA is Israel's National Emergency Pre-Hospital Medical and Blood Services Organization. Jewish Federations will assist MDA to urgently upgrade Basic Life Support ambulances to become Mobile Intensive Care Units and replenish critical medical supplies.
ZAKA (the Hebrew acronym for Disaster Victim Identification)
- Israel’s dominant nongovernmental rescue and recovery organization, with over 3,000 volunteers. ZAKA has sole responsibility in Israel for dealing with incidents of unnatural death and works in close cooperation with all the emergency services and security forces. After the terrible terror attack, Zaka volunteers have been tending to the honor of the more than 1,200 deceased.
Barzilai Medical Center
- 703-bed hospital, serves the city of Ashkelon, its environs and the Gaza border region. As the closest hospital to Gaza border area, the hospital was flooded with wounded after the horrendous terror attack. Jewish Federations will support the purchase of critical medical equipment and supplies.
Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva
- The only major medical center in southern Israel, providing care to more than one million people. More than 700 critically wounded patients have been treated at Soroka since the outbreak of the war and the hospital continues to serve wounded first responders, soldiers, and civilians, in addition to its regular patients. With Jewish Federation support Soroka will purchase medical supplies essential to saving lives, from hospital beds and stretchers to advanced technological devices for diagnostics and surgery.