Israel at War – Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Israel at War – Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Emergency and Medical Care | $1,025,000

Magen David Adom, United Hatzalah, Assuta Ashdod Hospital/Medical Center, Barzilai Medical Center, Sheba Medical Center, and Soroka Medical Center (Be’er Sheva): Providing access to life-saving supplies and essential trauma counseling to help treat severely wounded soldiers and civilians, including to reach the 2,200 survivors of the Nova Music Festival, and purchasing oxygen tanks, defibrillators, trauma bandages, tourniquets, and more.

Emergency Volunteers Project (EVP): Deploying American disaster relief and rescue volunteer teams to Israel. Our funding will assist in recruiting and training American firefighters, medical professionals, and others to be deployed to assist Israeli teams and provide relief for the Israeli teams exhausted after weeks of providing life-saving assistance.

Mobilizing Support for Evacuees & Displaced Families | $550,000

Brothers and Sisters for Israel: Mobilizing volunteers and critical resources for those in need in partnership with the largest Israeli civil aid organization. Our funding will help provide essential support including accommodations for displaced families, food, water, clothing, medical equipment, assistance in locating missing individuals, and more.  

Dror Israel: Funding evacuation efforts for displaced families and those seeking respite from violence. We are expanding and supporting essential therapeutic and educational programs for children and families in Rehovot and Ashkelon, with more locations opening as soon as deemed safe. Funding also covers daycare costs for children of hospital workers and other essential staff so they can treat the injured while schools across Israel remain closed.

Hostages and Missing Families Forum: The Forum is a volunteer-based organization focused on bringing Israeli hostages home. They are leading awareness campaigns in multiple languages around the world and providing professional assistance to advance the ongoing legal and diplomatic efforts to return the hostages. Our support will provide resources to continue this crucial work.  

Caring for Victims of Terror and their Families | $500,000

Fund for Victims of Terror, a program of The Jewish Agency for Israel: Supporting families whose loved ones have been injured or killed, as well as those whose homes and property were damaged or destroyed, by providing immediate financial aid, counseling, housing, and more. A Jewish Agency representative personally visits victims to provide emergency aid within 48 hours as a statement that the Jewish people around the world are with them.

Trauma Response | $500,000

Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC): Providing immediate trauma response across Israel, including in Ramle, where ITC has opened a center to identify victims. Our funds will provide treatment at ITC’s 12 resilience centers in Sderot and surrounding communities — centers Federation has funded for years — and to train and support first responders, teachers, and community leaders managing this crisis.

Direct Support for Kibbutz Bordering Gaza | $250,000

Kibbutz Re’im: Assisting with recovery and rebuilding. The Kibbutz was overrun by Hamas on October 7th, with five Israeli casualties, multiple members taken hostage, and 200 suffering severe trauma. Hamas also overran a music festival on the kibbutz grounds, leaving hundreds dead and many others wounded or taken hostage. The funds will be used to help fund basic necessities while the kibbutz members are out of their homes as well as purchase and install closed-circuit cameras and early warning systems for the kibbutz perimeter to protect community members when they return.

Humanitarian Support for Soldiers | $186,000

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF): Providing critical medical and humanitarian support for IDF soldiers, including the 360,000 reservists called up for duty on multiple borders. This funding will help purchase medical equipment and supplies, including a portable x-ray machine, plasma kits, a critical response monitoring system, and a cardiology critical care kit. 

Orr Shalom: Purchasing and delivering essential supplies to meet the needs of young adult civilians and soldiers operating in northern Israel and along the Gaza border, furthering the expanded mission of Orr Shalom, the leading Israeli non-profit foster care organization for at-risk youth.  

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