The unthinkable continues in Israel, and Jewish National Fund-USA is working around the clock in the USA and on the ground in Israel to take care of our friends, family, and colleagues. To update you on the many ways JNF-USA is directly making an impact, we’ve provided info below:
JNF-USA will continue to host Emergency Briefings every day this week and next (except on Saturday/Shabbat) at 10:00 am MT.
Join us for our next LIVE Zoom Briefing: Wednesday, 10/11, at 10:00 am.
A recording of the 10/10 informative briefing from earlier today can be found here:
Here’s how JNF-USA is making an impact:
Evacuations and Housing
JNF-USA is currently operating to support the evacuation of over 2,500 residents of the Eshkol region. The entire Jewish National Fund-USA-supported community of Shlomit in Halutza was evacuated together to Kfar Etzion, where they were welcomed with all the necessities. That is 350 people, 55 families. 50 families were evacuated from Amioz in Eshkol to Eilat. 200 families, a total of 800 people, were evacuated from Ein Habsor and Shuva in Eshkol to Timna Park, a Jewish National Fund affiliate. We are supporting the evacuation of 200 Ukrainian Olim, most of whom do not speak Hebrew, from Sderot to Jerusalem. We are supporting the evacuation of 200 people and their pets from Moshav Yevul in Eshkol to Masada Guest House. We are ready to absorb more evacuees, with over 2,000 rooms prepared to receive those who need them. We will open the dorms of AMHSI campuses in Hod Hasharon and Be’er Sheva to meet these needs.
Protective and Firefighting Equipment
Jewish National Fund-USA’s Sderot Indoor Playground sustained a direct missile hit, thankfully the fire was contained and controlled. We continue to purchase necessary equipment for fire and rescue in partnership with the relevant authorities. We have purchased encrypted radios for Eshkol, Sderot, and Sha’ar Hanegev. 115 security kits were purchased for volunteers in Sderot, including bulletproof vests, helmets, tactical clothes, etc. Lighting for search and rescue efforts was provided to multiple southern communities. 100 cell phone chargers were distributed to soldiers in the IDF.
Alexander Muss High School Students packed 1,300 packages of essentials for civilians and soldiers in the south, which will be distributed by MAKOM volunteers, Jewish National Fund-USA’s Lauder Employment Center South established an emergency room, Margalit Start-Up City Galil and Lauder Employment Center North are collecting necessities for soldiers who have been mobilized to the region.
Our needs are constantly evolving, and we will keep you apprised as things continue to develop. Make your gift count today: www.jnf.org/supportisrael