Israel Emergency Relief

Since first hearing of Hamas attacks in Israel this past Shabbat/Simchat Torah, we have followed the developing news with horror and heartache. As a congregation, we continue to follow the news, pray for the dead and wounded and discuss the unfolding events. Now is also a time to act.  At times of such devastation, Judaism calls on us to respond with Tzedakah, righteous giving. In fact, our tradition asserts that "Tzedakah saves from death: (tzedakah tatzel mimavet)" (Proverbs 10:2 and 11:4). Our financial support can literally save the life of the rescued and injured.

To assist you in considering how to direct support for emergency relief in Israel, we have created this select list of organizations. It is not by any means exhaustive, but it can provide quick access to enable your gift of Tzedakah. However you donate, we encourage you to visit Charity Navigator to investigate the business practices and efficacy of the organization.

May our Tzedakah bring repair to this broken world, life and healing to the wounded.


CJP ISRAEL EMERGENCY FUND!/donation/checkout

On October 7, an unprecedented and horrifying attack against Israel was launched over Shabbat and the holiday of Shemini Atzeret. Israel is now at war. CJP stands with Israel and has opened this emergency fund to provide immediate financial assistance and relief to victims of terror and war.

100% of your donation will go toward supporting victims of terror and addressing the unprecedented levels of trauma caused by these horrific attacks.

In times of crisis, we stand together. Now, more than ever, our Israeli brethren need our support. While our hearts break for the fallen and their families, we are proud that the Greater Boston Jewish community rallies to show our support. We pray for peace and the safety and security of all those we love and for Israel. Thank you for your generosity.

Any amount you can give will help - whether it’s $18 or $18,000

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The mission of CJP, Greater Boston's Jewish Federation, is to inspire and mobilize the diverse Greater Boston Jewish community to engage in building communities of learning and action that strengthen Jewish life and the world around us.

CJP welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, and sexual orientations.


Jewish Federations Launch Israel Emergency Relief Fund

"On October 7, 2023, during the holiday of Shmini 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.”

Jewish Federations are responding, working with our core partners to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedent levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack.

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."


Jewish Agency for Israel: Fund for Victims of Terror

The Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror is a first responder when terror strikes, providing immediate assistance to terror victims, arriving with checks within 24-48 hours of an attack, and following up with long term rehabilitative support. The aid we provide is critical for victims’ immediate well being and long term capability to recover. This support is made possible by the generosity of the Jewish Federations of North America / United Israel Appeal, Keren Hayesod, foundations and donors from Israel and around the world, and by people like you.

This brutal war on Israel is unlike anything we have known before in terms of the sheer number of victims—and now more than ever, we need your support.



Your gift today will save lives and be matched, dollar-for dollar, up to $1 million.  

Exactly 50 years after the start of the Yom Kippur War, Hamas launched an unprecedented assault on Israel, with hundreds dead and thousands more injured, many of whom are currently being treated at Hadassah Medical Organization.

We are in a dire time of war, and your support is urgently needed to purchase medical supplies, essential equipment, and other indispensable devices for healing and saving the lives of some of Israel’s most severely injured victims.

Your gift puts the expression Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) into action as we work to heal and repair our own beloved Israel in these devastating and uncertain times.

Every dollar counts twice, as a generous anonymous donor is matching your gift, dollar-for dollar, up to $1 million. Please give now.

Magen David Adom

Visit MDA's website for updates, reports and for donation information:

In the United States, disaster relief, ambulance, and blood services are handled by an array of organizations.

In Israel, there’s one organization that does it all — Magen David Adom.

Although MDA’s role is mandated by the Israeli government, it’s not a government agency. As Israel’s official representative to the International Red Cross, Magen David Adom’s role precludes it from accepting governmental support for its general operations.

Because of this arrangement, MDA relies on support from donors, including those from the United States, to keep its dispatch systems, training, and equipment the best in the world.

When you support Magen David Adom, you are helping save lives, every day.

The current situation in Israel:

In the early hours of October 7, Hamas launched a major attack against Israel. More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed and some 5,400 have been injured. The terrorists kidnapped 243 people, holding them hostage.

Magen David Adom has activated all 1,400 of its existing ambulances, as well as its Medicycles, helicopters, and all other vehicles. EMTs and paramedics are treating the wounded, often while under rocket attack and gunfire themselves. As always, the men and women of MDA are risking their lives to save the lives of others.

Help is desperately needed to put more ambulances on the road and to replenish supplies for EMTs and paramedics and for MDA’s blood services division.