Israel Crisis Fund

We are standing amidst the most trying time for the Jewish people in the 21st century. Israeli forces are continuing to make ground in Gaza to exact justice against Hamas. Meanwhile, the survivors of the October 7th attacks and the families of those kidnapped and murdered are only beginning to pick up the pieces. The Israel Crisis Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville works with partners on the ground in Israel to provide aid following the shock of the past month. Already, over 500 local donors have contributed $1million towards helping our Israeli family, and we need your continued support! 100% of every donation is sent to Israel, going directly to Jewish survivors of terror, providing immediate emergency aid, and ensuring support for the rebuilding efforts of the future.
Thank you for donating generously! 
-Rabbi Dan Horwitz, CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville

If you have given to the Israel Crisis Fund, please consider giving to our 2023 Annual Campaign.


Where Does The Money Go?


Basic Needs

Food and financial assistance for impacted families, the elderly, and the homebound. Recipients include Leket Israel and Frontline Community Support. 

Evacuation, Housing, Respite, and Support for Frontline Communities

Including support for communities under fire and for new olim living in absorption centers through evacuations, temporary housing, respite trips, children’s activities, and increased security. 

Funds for Victims of Terror

The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Funds for Victims of Terror is a key part of our standing emergency response capacity that provides immediate cash grants to families and individuals who have been impacted by acts of terror and violence, for post-trauma care, etc. 

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, Lone Soldiers, 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 and equipment for first responders and hospitals in close proximity to the front line. Recipients include Barzilai Medical Center, Soroka Medical Center, United Hatzalah, and Magen David Adom.

Special Populations

Targeted assistance to vulnerable populations and their caregivers, including the elderly, young children, people living with disabilities, Russian-speaking Israelis, Ethiopian Israelis, Holocaust survivors, and marginalized populations, such as Bedouin communities.  

Local Efforts and Volunteers

Israel’s home front has mobilized and funding is needed to enhance capacity and provide operational support to evacuees, special populations, frontline communities, and those responding to the crisis. Recipients include the Emergency Volunteer Project, the Israeli Volunteering Council, and ZAKA. 


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