Whenever and wherever disaster strikes, Jewish Federation is there to help. Funds collected through emergency campaigns go directly to help victims and their families through our long-standing partners the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).
Joint Distribution Committee
JDC is the largest international Jewish humanitarian assistance organization in the world, and has been providing effective, non-sectarian assistance to both Jews and non-Jews worldwide since 1914. JDC brings unparalleled experience to the relief effort through its International Development Program (IDP), which has provided immediate relief and long-term development assistance to victims of natural and manmade disasters in more than 70 countries.
Jewish Agency for Israel
JAFI serves as a first responder to crises in the Jewish world. Within 24 hours of Israel’s devastating Carmel fire in 2010, JAFI was on the scene providing emergency shelter and support, counseling, and respite activities for children. JAFI relieved tension for thousands of children in the disaster zone by moving them to unaffected areas, and by providing food, shelter and respite activities on a daily basis.
Example of Previous Emergency Campaigns
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Report
Carmel Fire Relief
Haiti Earthquake Relief Report
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