The Israel-Hamas War has led to unimaginable devastation and a humanitarian crisis. It has had a shocking effect on the Jewish community locally and abroad. A few of our partner agencies are offering support groups, donation drives and other forms of service to aid those in need.
Alpert Jewish Family Service
To assist anyone who is struggling during this time, Alpert Jewish Family Service has started two virtual support groups. One group is for people that work in the Jewish community and a second is for anyone in the community. The groups are open to anyone regardless of religion.
Registration required. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Support group open to the greater community.
Fridays at 1:00 PM
Support group for employees who work in Jewish organizations.
For questions, please contact 561-684-1991
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
1. Contribute to relief efforts
To care for the tremendous needs unfolding in Israel, Federation’s Israel Terror Relief Fund is supporting our global partners’ immediate humanitarian services in Israel. Click here to donate: https://jewishpb.org/fed/israel-terror-relief-fund/
2. Send cards to families and soldiers in Israel
Create beautiful cards filled with love, hope and kindness to let people know they are not alone. Simply draft your heartfelt message (hand drawn or digital), snap a photo or scan, and send to email@example.com
3. Take social media action
Turn your profile picture into a statement of solidarity by downloading an "I Stand with Israel" graphic of your choice. Click here to select your image: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=jewishpalmbeach&set=a.706318…
4. Advocate to elected officials
Thank your federal, state and local elected officials and representatives for supporting Israel. Click here for a simple form to contact your representatives: https://jewishtogether.salsalabs.org/standwithisrael/index.html
5. See something, do something
We are committed to the security of our vibrant Jewish community. If you see or hear of a hate incident, report it to https://jewishpb.org/incidentreporting
6. Talk to your children.
It can be difficult to navigate conversations about the situation in Israel with your children or grandchildren. Click here for resources to have age-appropriate and honest conversations: https://pjlibrary.org/israel
Global Empowerment Mission
GEM Bstrong in partnership with SmartAID, has embarked on a mission to provide immediate relief to families affected by recent events along the Israel-Gaza border in the south. GEM's objective is to alleviate the suffering of those in need and stand in solidarity with the affected community.
To donate to the Partnership for Humanity Fund visit https://www.globalempowermentmission.org/mission/israel-hamas-war/
Interested in donating supplies?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of current goods being accepted for this mission.
JDC – American Jewish Join Distribution Committee
As soon as the crisis began, JDC activated its emergency response team and protocols in Israel. In the country’s south, programs are providing support to those now under attack — including the elderly, people with disabilities, children and families at risk.
JDC's emergency fund is helping expand mental health interventions, strengthen the capacity of nursing homes, provide emergency support for people with disabilities, support small businesses and entrepreneurs, collect data, and train frontline professionals.
To donate visit https://donate.jdc.org/give/525516/#!/donation/checkout
Palm Beach Synagogue
Palm Beach Synagogue members Vanessa and Tony Beyer will match all donations up to $500,000 given to any of the following charities:
Emergency Support for the Binyamin Region in Israel
Donate to Binyamin
Help bereaved and struggling families impacted by the crisis in Israel.
Donate to Afikim
Support the volunteer emergency service, United Hatzala
Donate to United Hatzala
Contribute to relief efforts
Donate to Jewish Federation’s Terror Relief Fund
TO ENSURE THE DONATIONS ARE MATCHED, PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR DONATIONS HERE
For questions, call 561-838-9002