There are many trusted organizations raising funds to support Israel in this time of need. You are encouraged to direct your tzedakah to any of the organizations that you choose. Below are just a few suggestions.
- AMIT – Sderot was the epicenter of the recent terrorist attacks. This underprivileged, frontline community, has been impacted beyond measure – with lives lost, people missing, and unimaginable psychological trauma. AMIT provides immediate counseling and PTSD therapy for children, their families, and educators.
- Friends of IDF – Critical needs that FIDF is now supporting include: temporary field hospitals, Intensive care ambulances, hygiene kits, plasma kits, and whatever IDF’s greatest needs are.
- IsraAID is the largest humanitarian aid organization in Israel. Typically its efforts are directed outside of Israel. Responding to this unprecedented crisis inside of Israel, it just launched an emergency fund to provide emergency medical support wherever it is needed.
- Israel Bonds has raised over $50 billion in global investments since the organization’s founding in 1951, including $1 Billion since the war in Israel started.
- JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) – Jewish relief organization based in New York City.
- The Jewish Agency Victims of Terror – an organization dedicated to the support for soldiers, provides immediate and long-term financial support—counseling services, job retraining, and other rehabilitative support—to victims of terrorism.
- Magen David Adom (MDA) – the Israeli Red Cross organization.
- NATAL, The Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center – providing treatment and support to direct and indirect victims of trauma due to terror and war in Israel.
- Sderot Foundation – providing resources to Israelis living on the border of Gaza.
- Soroka Hospital – leading medical center in Israel and the only major hospital in southern Israel.
- UJA Israel Emergency Fund – Since day one, UJA has been mobilizing the entirety of its nonprofit network and donor community to provide help, and has allocated over $38 million dollars to work on the ground in Israel.
If you would like to have your tzedakah distributed collectively as part of our kehillah, you are welcome to donate to our “Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund” by clicking here. Or if you prefer to send in a check, please make it out to:
Congregation Shearith Israel Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
And include in the memo: “Israel Emergency Fund”
Congregation Shearith Israel
2 West 70
New York, NY 10023
Attn: Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund