Ready to Act for Our Brothers & Sisters

The sickening Oct. 7, 2023 terrorist attack and barbaric crimes against the people of Israel in the days since have set off one of the worst chapters in the history of Israel and the Jewish people. Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ is coordinating our community's crisis response to urgent priority needs requiring immediate collective action.

We grieve the tragic loss of Israeli life and the lives irrevocably changed. The trauma, destruction, indifference, and hate. We stand in complete solidarity with our Israeli brethren and with the brave military forces responding to defend our beloved Jewish state.

We pray for their safety and those who have lost loved ones while we support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure and ravaged lives, and address the immense levels of trauma caused by this horrific chapter in Jewish life.
100% of Israel emergency fund dollars are designated to go to Israel crisis relief and are tax-deductible. 

Through our partners on the ground, Jewish Federations have identified the following urgent priority needs requiring our immediate collective assistance.

  • Basic Needs: Food and financial assistance for impacted families, the elderly, and the homebound. 
  • Evacuation, Housing, Respite, and Support for Frontline Communities: Including support for communities under fire and for new olim living in absorption centers through evacuations, temporary housing, respite trips, children’s activities, and increased security.  
  • Funds for Victims of Terror: The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Funds for Victims of Terror is a key part of our standing emergency response capacity that provides immediate cash grants to families and individuals who have been impacted by acts of terror and violence, for post-trauma care, etc.  
  • Trauma Relief and Psychosocial Care: To support widescale trauma relief and psychosocial support with expanded capabilities through telephone hotlines; providing direct care to first responders, Lone Soldiers, the injured, and families whose relatives were murdered, injured, or abducted; training and support for caregivers and responders including hospital emergency teams and municipal teams.  
  • Emergency Medical Services and Healthcare: Medical supplies and equipment for first responders and hospitals in close proximity to the front line.
  • Special Populations: Targeted assistance to vulnerable populations and their caregivers, including the elderly, young children, people living with disabilities, and marginalized populations, such as the Ultra-Orthodox and Bedouin communities. 
  • Local Efforts and Volunteers: Israel’s home front has mobilized and funding is needed to enhance capacity and provide operational support to evacuees, special populations, frontline communities, and those responding to the crisis. 


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Stay Vigilant

These events in Israel have caused a sharp rise in antisemitism in our own community. If you experience, observe, or suspect anything that seems like an antisemitic threat, incident, or hate speech, REPORT TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES and JEWISH FEDERATION SECURITY INITIATIVES.

Not sure what to report and how to stay vigilant? LEARN MORE.

Give to Annual Campaign

Dollars donated to Federation's past Annual Campaigns built the infrastructure on which today's emergency response is so quickly and efficiently deployed. They made our community's improvements to security preparedness and resources possible. They are still sorely needed to keep Jewish life strong, safe, sustainable, and sweet day-to-day. And Annual Campaign must keep us ready to respond immediately to any new crises that may come our way. 

Attend a Solidarity Event

Solidarity events and vigils for Israel are takingplace throughout our community. Stand up and speak up with fellow community members for our brothers and sisters in Israel.