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Special Note from the Rabbi – Nov 23rd

From Our Jewish Federation:
THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has announced the formation of a new Israel Terror Relief Fund to support the people of Israel at this critical time.

This Fund will help sustain the more than one million residents of Israel’s South and provide aid to those who are victims and the most vulnerable Israelis. 100% of all donations will be used for aid.

Jewish Federation is taking the lead with the Israel Terror Relief Fund in order to help our partners, The Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Israel Trauma Coalition and World ORT, who deliver immediate services and assistance on the ground throughout the South. Such services include trauma counseling, financial assistance, portable bomb shelters, and potentially other initiatives, including bringing children in the strike zones to safety.

The Israel Terror Relief Fund will support The Jewish Agency in providing a range of programs and services, including respite for the 23,500 grade-school students who live in affected areas, as well as psychological interventions for parents and children from Israel’s southern region. The Jewish Agency’s Fund for the Victims of Terror will provide such necessities as medical equipment, treatment and other help that is not provided by the state; emergency cash grants; basic furnishings, repair and home equipment; and other services to help restore and rebuild lives.

The Israel Terror Relief Fund will enable JDC to distribute food and emergency kits to the elderly and disabled, implement emergency caseworkers to provide emotional and physical support and provide immediate and special care to the most severely disabled or frail elderly in their homes. JDC will also offer children post-trauma interventions and volunteer-led activities in shelters.

A group of Federation lay leaders and executives will travel to Israel in the coming days to assess the needs on the ground and see firsthand the work of our partner agencies. The mission will tour Israel’s southern region, and include meetings with Israeli leadership and visits to those affected by the recent rocket attacks.

The generosity of our donors and the strength of JAFI and JDC, working on the ground, will enable Federation to respond quickly and effectively at this challenging time for the State of Israel.

Your donation will help ensure that we can continue to stand strong as a global Jewish community, and remain faithfully committed to our Israeli brothers and sisters during times of need.

To donate: http://www.jfnnj.org/