This war is unlike any before.

And so are the needs.

On October 7, 2023, during the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, Hamas terrorists launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from Gaza, firing thousands of rockets, breaching the country’s borders, with significant numbers killed and hospitalized. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel was at war to defend itself and gave the order for the IDF to commence “Operation Swords of Iron.”

As a member of the Jewish Federations of North America, we are joining Jewish Federations across the United States in raising funds to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedent levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack.

100% of the funds raised goes directly to emergency relief and will be distributed serve the following basic needs of the Israeli people in the wake of this devastating attack:
– Food, and financial assistance support for the frontline communities
– Immediate cash grants to all victims for care, trauma relief and psychosocial care
– Emergency, medical services and healthcare
– Targeted assistance to vulnerable populations
– Local efforts and volunteers

Now, more than ever, they need your support. Israel will prevail and the Jewish people will stand together as we always do. Am Yisrael Chai.

Israel needs you.

Please give generously.

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If you’d like to mail a check for the fund, please send to: 613 SJ Strauss Lane, Kingston, PA 18704. Checks should be made out to the Friedman JCC and in the memo, please write 2023 Israel Emergency Relief.

The Friedman JCC gladly accepts gifts made through your donor advised funds (DAF). To make a grant through your DAF, please contact: Jim Gillespie, CFO, Friedman JCC at 570-824-4646 or