UJFT opens Israel Emergency Fund

by | May 27, 2021 | Trending News

The brutal 11-day attack by Hamas on Israeli citizens demonstrated to the world just how fragile peace is between Israel and its neighbors. It also was a reminder for United Jewish Federation of Tidewater to unequivocally reaffirm its support of the State of Israel’s right to defend itself.

The loss of life, destruction, disruption, and wounds—phys-ical and emotional—that resulted from this conflict were all reasons to mourn.

But UJFT did and does more than mourn, worry, and make statements. As always, Federation is working with its global part-ners such as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and others, to ensure that those impacted by this violence receive urgent, critical help.

To enable that help to arrive, UJFT opened the Tidewater Israel Emergency Fund. To give, go to JewishVa.org or click here.

All gifts to this Fund will go towards meeting immediate needs.

In addition, UJFT’s Jewish Community Relations Council, which serves as a resource to the community, offers a resource page with current updates, expert analysis, educational opportunities, official statements, and more to help navigate the complexities of the region and context surrounding the current escalation.

UJFT will keep the community apprised of its efforts. Thank you in advance for your contributions and expressions of support for Israel.