Jewish Federations are collecting funds to help address the impact of an unprecedented 480 fires that raged across Israel, displacing nearly 100,000 people and ravaging thousands of acres of land.
The impact of the devastation on Israelis will be long-lasting.
People must now return to their damaged homes, schools and neighborhoods. Thousands have no homes to return to at all. Many community institutions that provide vital programs and services—including those of our partners—have been hit hard. They will be struggling to rebuild just when they are needed most.
And in towns and cities across the country, people will need to join together and help one another overcome the traumatic impact of these unsettling times.
The Government of Israel is supporting those impacted by the fires primarily through local municipalities. Jewish Federations are working with our local partners and the National Emergency Authority to assess urgent and emerging needs.
Please watch this video of the fires from the Times of Israel.