The Jewish Federations of North America has authorized an emergency effort to raise and distribute $10 million in funds. This cash campaign will address urgent and immediate needs posed by the barrage of rocket attacks on Israel and will be deployed over the next 2 weeks. Join us in doing our part in Western Massachusetts by donating here.
We can't silence them. But we can try and soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare. 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. Tuesday night thousands of children were read bedtime stories in bomb shelters.
With your help, we can take them out of harm's way for a day of normal play. Wednesday, the Nachum family in Netivot emerged from their home bomb shelter-only to find that their house was destroyed. Federation funds provide the Nachum's, and thousands of victims of terror like them, with the money and support to begin rebuilding. And this morning, the 15 second warning siren that rang out in Be'er Sheva, was not long enough for a 70 -year old wheelchair bound resident to make it to a shelter. So for now, she must live in one. Federation partner programs are her sole lifeline to food and medicine and human contact.
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. And, let us pray for peace in the region.
p.s. This is a cash campaign and the preference is that you give online using one of the links above. If you would rather donate by check, please make checks payable to JFNA noting "Stop the Sirens" in the memo line and mail to: Wall Street Station PO Box 148 New York, NY 10268 Attention: Stop the Sirens.
Together WE DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS
Federation connects generations with their Jewish heritage and homeland. We build a community that is welcoming, ensure that seniors age with dignity, and offer support to needy families here at home, in Israel and around the world. We respond in times of danger and distress, repairing damaged homes and lives. And we celebrate Jewish life together. With your help, we strengthen Jewish community . . . today and for generations to come. Watch our video, see how you can help. Donate today and make a difference.
2014 Federation General Assembly
The GA is a unique leadership retreat for Federation leaders and professionals and those involved with the business of Jewish Philanthropy from across North America and around the world. GA programing will feature speakers ranging from top political figures to leading intellectuals and philanthropic visionaries. Confirmed speakers are Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Supreme Court Justices Stephen Beyer and Elena Kagan.
Please join us! For more information please contact Meredith Dragon, Executive Director, at 413.737.4313 ext. 139 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subsidies are availalbe.
During these difficult economic times, your gift to the Annual Campaign makes a real difference in the lives of millions of people in Western Massachusetts, in Israel, and in 70 countries around the world. This year we face extraordinary challenges, and it is only through your support that we can serve as a safety net for the Jewish community. Click here to donate or make a payment.
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2014 Annual Campaign Progress
Number of pledges to date = 1,746
Total value of pledges = $981,489
As of August 14, 2014
"Where Does All the Money Go?"
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