Jewish federations launch emergency fund for Israeli communities facing rocket attacks

The webpage of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) "Stop the Sirens" campaign to raise funds for Israeli communities facing rocket attacks. Credit: JFNA.

( The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) on Friday announced the launch of “Stop the Sirens,” an emergency fundraising campaign “aimed at providing urgent and immediate assistance to Israeli communities under the barrage of rockets attacks from Gaza.”

The umbrella organization representing more than 150 Jewish federations said the campaign is a partnership with the Reform and Conservative movements. JFNA’s overseas partners—the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and the Israel Trauma Coalition—are also collaborating on the initiative.

Additionally, leaders of Jewish federations across North America were set to arrive in rocket-battered southern Israel on Sunday for a solidarity mission.

“During the mission, participating leaders will meet with Israeli citizens directly impacted by the ongoing rocket attacks and to see the work being done by federation partner agencies firsthand, as well as consult with Israeli government and religious leaders,” JFNA said in a press release.

Posted on July 11, 2014 .