Letter from the Ruins of Moshav Mevo Modi'im
Last month, fire completely destroyed the village of Moshav Mevo Modi'im. JFN member Brachie Sprung (Director of the International Office of Jerusalem Partnerships, an initiative spearheaded by the Jerusalem Mayor’s office and the Leichtag Foundation) is a former resident of the village, and after the fire she immediately flew to Israel to participate in relief efforts. Below is a letter she recently shared with her networks, as well as pictures she included.Read more
Briefing: Fires Devastating the Los Angeles Jewish Community
Wildfires in greater Los Angeles have killed people and are destroying thousands of homes, as well as Jewish institutions: Camp Hess Kramer, Gindling Hilltop Camp, Shalom Institute (Camp JCA Shalom), and Ilan Ramon Day School. In this briefing, local Jewish communal leaders discuss the impact of this disaster on the Jewish community in the region and how funders can help.Read more
California Fires: How to Help
(Last updated November 15, 2018)
California wildfires have killed dozens of people and are destroying thousands of homes, as well as Jewish institutions. Below is a non-exhaustive list of resources for Jewish philanthropists to learn more and help.
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Hurricane Michael Relief: Funder Info
(Last updated October 23, 2018)
Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm, has devastated the southeastern U.S., a region still coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Below, a non-exhaustive list of resources for funders to find the latest information and ways to help.Read more
California Wildfire: Resources & Info (2017)
JFN member organization the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties is gathering information and updates on the wildfires ravaging that part of California.
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Webinar—North Bay Wildfires: Jewish Community Impact and ResponseRead more
Hurricane Maria & Puerto Rico's Jewish Community
Last updated: Nov 21, 2017
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We're still planning events and gathering news and resources for responding to Hurricane Harvey, even as Hurricane Irma strikes. Stay tuned for further updates, but here's what we have as of today. If you have an update you'd like to include on our site, please email it to [email protected].
Webinar Thursday (Sep 14):
Disaster Response & Preparedness in Jewish Philanthropy
Report from the Houston Jewish Federation
Groundbreaking Israeli Aid to Syria: Recent News & JFN's Role
Recent news has brought to light the extent of Israeli aid to Syrians facing a vast humanitarian crisis. One key player in this effort is the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, which was founded by JFN Co-Chair Dr. Georgette Bennett.Read more