Israel Needs You Now More Than Ever

Since day one, Jewish Federation of Orange County has been in communication with our national & international partners to understand the immediate needs. We're mobilizing our nonprofit network and donor community to provide help — immediately and strategically, with full compassion and broken hearts.

This is a moment where Israel needs our support more than it has for decades. Please give to our Israel Emergency Campaign and stand with the people of Israel.

Ways to Support

Support Israel by donating to Jewish Federation
of Orange County's, Israel Emergency Campaign

Tell your federal, state, and local elected
officials and representatives to support Israel.

Where are dollars being distributed?

100% of the dollars raised will be distributed to our partner organizations including, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and others to address immediate humanitarian needs on the ground including:

  • 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 (immigrants) living in absorption centers.
  • Fund for Victims of Terror: JAFI’s Fund for Victims of Terror is a vital part of our standing emergency response capacity that provides immediate cash grants to families and individuals impacted by terror and violence for post-trauma care, and more.
  • Trauma Relief and Psychosocial Care: Supporting expanded telephone hotlines, delivering care to first responders, Lone Soldiers, the injured, and families affected by violence, and providing training and support to caregivers and responders, including hospital and municipal teams.
  • Emergency Medical Services and Healthcare: Medical supplies and equipment for first responders and hospitals near the front line.
  • Special Populations: Targeted assistance to vulnerable populations, including the elderly, young children, people living with disabilities, caregivers, and marginalized populations, such as ultra-Orthodox and Bedouin communities.

The needs are great, but so is our resolve and our ability to meet those needs. We do not know what the days and weeks ahead will bring, but we do know that with you by our side, we’ll continue to provide urgently needed relief to Israel and all of her people.

Donations of $10,000 or more may be designated for specific programs in Israel.

For questions, contact Stephanie Epstein, Chief Philanthropy Officer, .

Support Israel by donating to Jewish Federation
of Orange County's, Israel Emergency Campaign

Overseas Emergency Partners

The Jewish Agency for Israel

The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Fund for Victims of Terror is providing immediate, critical financial aid to victims and their families. In addition, the Jewish Agency seeks to provide respite for people living in the conflict zone and activities for their children (including 3856 olim living in absorption centers, as well as enhanced security. Additional staffing will support 5000 elderly residents of Amigour in the south, ensuring they have food and other items within their sheltered apartments.


The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, JDC, is one of Federation’s historic partners, with deep roots and an unshakable connection to the State of Israel. JDC is caring for those who have no-one else to turn to – vulnerable seniors, people with disabilities, children and young adults at risk, families in financial distress, and the unemployed. Jewish Federation emergency support will enable JDC to respond to the unique needs of these special populations.

World ORT

ORT is a global education network driven by Jewish values. They are providing urgent educational and psychological support for students, teachers and their families across Israel.

Education & Resources

This resource provides critical information for family members and friends in Israel who
may be in need of assistance. Please note many of these numbers and apps can only be
accessed from within Israel.

Help for Families

Talking to Kids About Scary Situations

Talking to Children About Israel

Understanding the map of Israel

Talking to kids about Antisemitism

General information about Israel