Following the tragic events on October 7, Canadian Jewish communities have rallied together, raising over $130 million through Jewish Federations and our Jewish communities to aid our family and friends in Israel. This funding has been allocated for various purposes, including over $8 million for Trauma Relief and Psychosocial care, as well as more than $2.5 million for Basic Needs.
For detailed information on fund allocations and recipients, please refer to the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA Israel Emergency Fund Commitments To Date document accessible through the link below.
Calgary Jewish Federation is reaching out to you with this emergency appeal because our beloved Israel was attacked and is now in a state of war. Those affected, our Israeli family, have great needs.
Calgary Jewish Federation is working with Jewish Federations of Canada-United Israel Appeal, and in close contact with our overseas partners, and we anticipate an unprecedented need for cash to assist victims of terror and their families with their most pressing needs.
This is a time for unity of the Jewish people in Israel, in our community, across Canada, and around the world. We call on you and all in our community to stand in solidarity with the people of Israel.
Calgary Jewish Federation will ensure that 100 percent of funds donated will provide critically needed aid to victims and their families.
If you prefer, you can also send a cheque payable to Calgary Jewish Federation and include “Israel Emergency Fund" on the memo line to: 1607 90 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2V 4V7.
We will continue to monitor and assess the situation so that we can provide immediate assistance in Israel as needed.
Calgary Jewish Federation, in partnership with Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA, have identified the following urgent priority needs requiring our immediate collective assistance:
Victims of Terror – Immediate Support: The Jewish Agency for Israel Victims of Terror Fund is a key part of our rapid emergency response, providing immediate and subsequent cash grants to families and individuals who are direct victims of terror and violence, post trauma care and rehabilitation.
Emergency Evacuation, Housing, Respite, and Support for Frontline Communities: Including supporting essential needs for communities evacuated and those under fire, as well as support for vulnerable populations that need to be moved such as for new olim living in absorption centres through evacuations, temporary housing, respite trips, children’s activities, and increased security.
Essentials of Life: Food and financial assistance for families, the elderly, and the homebound, in the zone of fire.
Trauma Relief and Psychosocial Care: To support widescale trauma relief and psychosocial support with expanded capabilities through telephone hotlines; providing direct care to first responders, the injured, and families whose relatives were murdered, injured, or abducted; training and support for caregivers and responders including hospital emergency teams and municipal teams.
Emergency Medical Services and Healthcare: Medical supplies, equipment, and other supports for first responders, clinics, and hospitals treating the injured.