ISRAEL NEEDS OUR HELP
We join those around the world sharing profound sadness and deep concern over the ongoing assault on the State of Israel. The Jewish Community Foundation Orange County is here to help donors who wish to contribute to organizations offering critical emergency aid to the individuals, families, and communities in Israel grappling with devastating loss.
Below is a list of organizations offering emergency relief to Israel. We will continue to update the list as the situation evolves. The Foundation is expediting all gifts to Israel at this time.
Use your JCFOC Donor Advised Fund to recommend a grant to one or more of these organizations. If you do not have a Fund at the Foundation, click here for more information on how to set one up – or you may click on the link to give directly to the organization’s donation site.
Donations totaling $2,500 or more will be sent out as wire transfers to national organizations that benefit Israel multiple times per week while the crisis is ongoing. * Note: The speed of wire transfers is based on the availability of JCFOC receiving wire instructions from beneficiary organizations.
Here is the expedited check run schedule for upcoming weeks:
- Checks will be printed on 10/9 and mailed on 10/13.
- Checks will be printed on 10/16 and mailed on 10/20.
- Checks will be printed on 10/23 and mailed on 10/27.
- Checks will be printed on 10/30 and mailed on 11/7.
- Checks will be printed on 11/8 and mailed on 11/15.
JEWISH FEDERATION OF ORANGE COUNTY
Jewish Federation of Orange County has launched the Israel Emergency Response Campaign to provide immediate relief to support the people and the State of Israel. https://jewishoc.givingfuel.com/operation-swords-of-iron-israel-campaign
AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM
Your donation ensures Magen David Adom’s 33,000 paramedics, EMTS, first responders, and first-aid providers — volunteers and staff — have the training, equipment, and medical supplies they need to treat all injured and ill people in Israel. https://afmda.org/
NA’AMAT is the largest women’s organization in Israel, at the forefront of improving the lives of thousands of women, children, and families through a critical network of women’s health and rights centers, a domestic violence shelter, daycare centers, youth villages, high schools, scholarship funds, legal aid bureaus, and more.
NA’AMAT Israel has opened up and extended their hotline hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for women, men, and families who need support and resources for counseling, childcare, and a safe harbor during this traumatic time. NA’AMAT USA has collaborated with Israel to set up an emergency fund to help NA’AMAT families and caregivers, over half of whom (close to 2,000) live in the southern part of Israel. Sadly, their daycare center in Ness-Ziona (25 km south of Tel Aviv) was severely damaged by a direct hit on Tuesday morning. https://naamat.org/blog/2023-naamat-israel-fund/
BROTHERS FOR LIFE
Brothers for Life was created and is run by injured Israeli veterans. They give critical and immediate help to other injured Israeli combat veterans who sacrifice their lives for the safety of the Jewish people, helping IDF veterans reclaim their lives in a way no one else possibly could. https://www.brothersforlife.com/
THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL
The Jewish Agency for Israel through its Fund for Victims of Terror together with partners around the world – is mobilized to help the victims through emergency aid grants and immediate assistance to those whose homes were directly hit or injured and evacuated to the hospitals as well as to the families of the deceased. https://www.jafina.org/crisis-in-israel/
AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR SHAARE ZEDEK MEDICAL CENTER
Shaare Zedek Medical Center is the leading institution for emergency preparedness for mass casualty events and treats more than 75% of terror attack victims in Israel. They help everyone in need regardless of cultural and religious background. https://acsz.org/general-donation/
When emergencies occur, rapid medical treatment increases the chances of survival exponentially. Using specially equipped motorcycle ambulances, United Hatzalah’s network of more than 6,500 volunteer medics help save thousands of lives each year across Israel by providing medical treatment in an average response time of 3 minutes or less. https://israelrescue.org/
ISRAEL EMERGENCY RAPID RESPONSE GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE
As they have done in prior crises where they have strong networks and connections to effective Israeli changemakers in the field, Leichtag Foundation and Impact Cubed have established the Israel Emergency Rapid Response Grassroots Initiative. The magnitude and rippling effects of the emergency necessitate multiple drivers of impact. Trusted grassroots partners assuming major responsive roles must pivot to address emerging needs. The Israel Emergency Grassroots Response Initiative connects resources with these first responders.
They regularly share priority needs informed by leaders on the ground so you can learn and pivot your response through the Initiative. The weekly 30 to 45-minute conversations are chances to hear directly about the evolving situation on the ground, from the ground. Contact Leichtag Foundation or Impact Cubed for more information on how to connect to those regular updates. https://impactcubed.org/give/