Hamas terrorists launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, firing thousands of rockets and breaching the country’s borders. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel was at war to defend itself and gave the order for the IDF to commence “Operation Swords of Iron.”
Thousands have been killed and the brutality, cruelty, and savagery is unprecedented – the worst in Israel’s history.

Am Yisrael Chai!

For those who have already donated – Thank you! 

If you have not yet made a donation, please donate today. Israel needs our support. Below you will find a description of how donations are making an impact. As the war continues, needs will constantly be assessed and funds will be allocated appropriately.

Through the generosity of several anonymous donors, we are able to launch a match for all community gifts to the Israel Emergency Fund (*up to $250,000). DONATE TODAY!  

100% of your donation will go directly to help the victims of the war in Israel. 

Here’s How Your Gift is Making an Impact in Israel: 

The Jewish community is faced with its greatest generational crisis. Over the past three weeks, we have seen our community stand up and take extraordinary action. Thanks to your generosity to our Israel Emergency Fund Campaign, we are already making an impact on the ground in Israel.

Provide Trauma Relief and Psychosocial Care. Funding is given to organizations on the ground that provide psychosocial support through telephone hotlines; and direct care to first responders, Lone Soldiers, the injured, and families whose relatives were murdered, injured, or abducted. Additional funding supports training and support for caregivers and responders, including hospital emergency and municipal teams.
Partners: Jewish Agency, Israel Trauma Coalition; World ORT

Help with the Relocation of Israelis to Safer Regions. Funds support communities under fire by providing evacuation assistance, housing, respite, and support for frontline communities, including temporary housing, children’s activities, and increased security.
Partners: Jewish Agency, Direct Grants to Cities affected including Ofakim; Joint Distribution Committee

Provide Emergency Cash Grants to Victims of Terror. This program gives immediate cash grants to families and individuals who have been impacted by acts of terror and violence for post-trauma care and other urgent needs.
Partners: Jewish Agency

Assist Vulnerable Populations and Their Caregivers, including the elderly, young children, people living with disabilities, and marginalized populations.
Partners: Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Agency, Israel Trauma Coalition

Provide Emergency Medical Services and Healthcare to purchase supplies and equipment for first responders and hospitals close to the front line.
Partners: Western Galilee Medical Center, Sheba Medical Center; Hadassah Medical Organization; United Hatzalah, Magen David Adom

Assist the City of Nahariya in creating an emergency response team. The emergency response team is a security force made of specially trained residents of Nahariya who can quickly respond to a security incident until additional forces arrive. This is particularly vital given Nahariya’s location approximately five miles south of the Lebanon border and often a target of Hezbollah militants.

Provided support to the residents of Ofakim.  Ofakim is the sister cityof Greater Metrowest Federation and is located in southern Israel. It was decimated by Hamas terrorists on October 7th.  Our funding will provide support for psychotherapy treatments and food for families.


Why the Blue Ribbon?

The blue ribbon symbolizes support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel. It symbolizes solidarity with the hostages, their families, and all who care about their safety.​

Wearing a ribbon publicly unites you with people of all religions, races, nationalities, ethnicities, ages, and generations and demonstrates for the people of Israel that they are not alone and that good people across the globe are with them and their families during this dark time. ​

Send a powerful message of solidarity by wearing your ribbon
We Wear Our #BlueRibbonsforIsrael


OCTOBER 10, 2023

We’re hopeful.

On Tuesday October, 10th, we showed our solidarity with Israel as a community when 5,000 people came together along with 1400 people on zoom from 6 countries and 25 states. We’re indebted to our many elected officials who continue to advocate on behalf of Israel. We are grateful to our partners in the broader community who share our values and commitment to humanity. We are blessed to have wonderful clergy to lead us spiritually through this devastating time.

Am Yisrael Chai!

5000 people. 1400 people on ZOOM. 6 countries. 25 states.


Amy Glazer
Chief Advancement Officer

Kim Schwartzman
Campaign Director