The rockets may have stopped, but the needs have not.
Hamas’ upgraded military capabilities put the vast majority of Israel’s population within range of rocket fire. But all of Israel is within reach of our work. Together we are building a "Social Iron Dome." We need your support to help repair homes, schools and businesses and to rebuild lives. Your gift helps to ensure that basic human needs are being met, both physical and emotional for everyone from young children to the elderly.
Learn more about how your gift is making a difference.
Our Jewish Federation is working closely with our agency partners on the ground, including, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and World ORT, as well as the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC). We are committed to helping those who need us most in Israel. They are depending on us. And we are depending on you.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1. MAKE A DONATION TO OUR ISRAEL EMERGENCY FUND.
Please click here or below to make an online donation.
If you would prefer to make a donation by mail, please send your payment to:
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara – Israel Emergency Fund
524 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Please know that 100% of all donations will be distributed to our network of partners and we will absorb all administrative costs.
2. SUPPORT ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO DEFEND ITS CIVILIANS.
Advocate on behalf of Israel. Express your support on social media.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara (JFGSB) supports Israel’s right to defend itself as a sovereign country from relentless rocket fire targeting innocent civilians. We support Israeli efforts to prevent further escalation and minimize casualties on both sides.
3. REFER TO RELIABLE RESOURCES. STAY INFORMED. GET THE WORD OUT.
Talk to your friends, family and co-workers; tell them about all the good that is happening on the ground in Israel. Explain the humanitarian efforts taking place and assistance being offered to both Israeli and non-Israeli residents of all religions and backgrounds.
During every time of hostility or need, in virtually every town in Israel, every day, you will find a piece of Federation at work. Helping those who need it the most. Making sure no one falls through the cracks.
SEND A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT. GIVE.
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