Once again, on a holy day of the Jewish calendar, the people of Israel have come under attack. Once again, the brave military forces of the State of Israel are responding and will defend our beloved Jewish state.
And, once again, the Jewish Federations across North America will act immediately and comprehensively to support our brothers and sisters as they defend Israel. For our Israeli brothers and sisters, the crisis is becoming increasingly dire. In the past 10 days:
1,300 Israelis – including babies, children, women, the elderly, and the disabled – have been murdered.
Approximately 200 innocent people have been kidnapped and are being held hostage in Gaza (this includes more than two dozen Americans).
Tens of thousands of Israelis are displaced, as they flee for their lives to other parts of the country.
300,000+ IDF reservists have left their families and homes to fight in Israel’s defense.
In one of the darkest moments of Israel’s history, Jewish Federations of North America have launched a historic $500 million campaign. Memphis Jewish Federation has launched its own $3 million emergency campaign.
100% of funds raised will help impacted individuals, families and communities.