Responding to Emergencies

Responding to Emergencies

We deploy emergency resources to on-the-ground partners, helping Jewish communities locally and around the world.

Our responsibility as Jewish people to our family around the world means rising to global challenges and emergencies affecting Jewish communities. In times of crisis, our Federation responds quickly and effectively, working with our trusted on-the-ground international partners* to directly deploy: emergency support, search and rescue, post-trauma treatment, medicine, care for homebound elderly and disabled adults, and other types of help in the wake of major disasters. 

This support is consistent with our historical role to support Jews in need. From working to provide asylum for Jews fleeing the Holocaust, to supporting Soviet Jews and refuseniks, and helping thousands of Ethiopian Jews immigrate and integrate into Israeli society, one of our strengths as a community has always been harnessing our global partners and networks in the service of Jewish communities in crisis. Recent efforts to help Jews and others following disasters include:

  • Israel Emergency Fund
  • Israel Fire
  • San Bruno Fire
  • Japan Earthquake/Tsunami
  • Colorado Flood
  • Ethiopian Rescue
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • Israel Terror Relief
  • Typhoon Haiyan
  • Ukraine Humanitarian Relief
  • Israel Stop the Sirens
  • France Emergency Fund
  • Hunger Relief in the Former Soviet Union

*Our international network of partners includes: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), IsraelAID, The Jewish Agency for Israel, The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), and American Jewish World Service (AJWS).