There are many worthwhile organizations to support in this crisis. Here are some whose funds directly support the war effort in Israel:


Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (matching donations)
Barzilai Hospital: Located in hard-hit Ashkelon, hospital was hit by rocket fire
Soroka Medical Center: Located Be’er Sheva, in southern Israel

Emergency Medical Services

American Friends of Magen David Adom: Israel’s national emergency medical service (matching donations)
United Hatzalah: Volunteer EMS service
ZAKA Search and Rescue: Disaster victim identification, among the first to see slaughtered civilians

Mental Health Resources

Bayit Cham: Providing therapy for children in Gaza border-area communities
ERAN: Mental health crisis hotline
NATAL: The Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center
One Family Fund: Emergency grief and trauma counseling
The Sderot Foundation: Sderot is a Gaza border town

Aid for Soldiers

Friends of the IDF: Providing support to soldiers, veterans and their families
Bayit Brigade: Emergency support for lone soldiers, those without family in Israel
Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin
Belev Echad: Providing aid to wounded soldiers
The Giving Back Fund: Helping Israeli soldiers fly back to Israel
Latet: Providing front line soldiers with emergency aid kits

U.S. Jewish Groups Helping Affiliates in Israel

American Zionist Movement: Emergency relief fund
Israeli American Council: Crisis response
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: Emergency response
Jewish Federations of North America: Crisis response
Jewish National Fund-USA: Israel Resilience Campaign
National Council of Jewish Women: Israel Granting Program
Combat Antisemitism Movement: Israel Emergency Support Fund

Note: These are only a selection of the many organizations requesting donations. Please ensure the organizations you fund are properly vetted so that you don’t fall prey to fraudulent requests.


  • Join or organize a local community rally.
  • Participate or organize community events, including support for teens, helping to address burning questions, or simply providing a safe space to grieve and hug.
  • Help organizations active on school campuses –
    • Hillel International
    • StandWithUs
    • Israeli American Council (IAC)
    • Students Supporting Israel (SSI)
    • Club Z
    • Jewish on Campus
    • Alums for Campus Fairness
  • Help collect and package emergency supplies to victims in Israel.