Hundreds of families were evacuated in central Israel when wildfires were sparked by the recent heat wave. Jewish Federations of North America, through our partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel, is providing immediate emergency assistance to 60 families in Mevo Modi’im and Kibbutz Harel whose homes were destroyed by the devastating wildfires that burned through Israel yesterday, May 23. 

 

The assistance provided in coordination with the local welfare authorities, amounts to approximately $1,000 USD per family. The funds will help families cover immediate needs like clothes and personal belongings in the aftermath of losing their homes. 

 

Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog said: “We especially feel the strength of Jewish solidarity at times like these, when dozens of Israeli families coping with the shock of losing their home and property receive an immediate embrace from their sisters and brothers across the ocean. The Jewish Agency will be there to support these families in any way possible, together with our Jewish family in the Diaspora.”

 

Reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in Israel