Food & Human Security Needs

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Humanitarian Assistance in Moldova

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh provides core funding to the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, impacting millions of lives in more than 70 countries today. In addition to the core funding, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh directly supports the provision of humanitarian assistance to Jews in Moldova, including hunger relief, homecare, medical services, and winter relief. Learn more…

ERAN


ERAN
Emotional First Aid by Telephone & Internet

The mission of ERAN – Emotional First Aid by Telephone & Internet — is to provide confidential, unconditional emotional support and crisis intervention for anyone in need in Israel. ERAN operates 10 hotline centers throughout Israel in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Be’er Sheva, Netanya, Kfar Saba, Karmiel, Hadera, Rishon Le Zion and Nazareth, and an Internet service providing unconditional emotional support using e-mail correspondence and real-time chat. In 2016 more than 173,441 calls were taken and approximately 700 lives were saved by ERAN volunteers by “being there” for callers when they needed help most urgently. There are 72 Hebrew, English, Arabic, Russian speaking volunteers operating in the Carmiel Branch at present. At its height, the Karmiel Branch compromised 90 volunteers and received approximately 12,500 calls each year. Due to declining numbers in volunteers, many callers need to wait until a professionally trained volunteer receives their call to provide emotional support in their native language. The grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is intended to be used to help recruit and train new volunteers from Karmiel/Misgav. Learn more…

Leket Israel


Leket Israel
Project Leket

Leket Israel is the largest food bank in Israel, and has been a leader and an expert in food rescue nationwide since 2003. The organization sources, collects and redistributes fresh, perishable, quality food, which would otherwise be considered waste, from farms, hotels, military bases and catering halls. This is done in an effort to aid the quarter of the country’s population that lives below the poverty line. Leket works with 195 non-profits throughout the country to provide nutritious food to over 175,000 Israelis weekly. Last year alone, Leket collected and delivered over 30 million pounds of fresh, healthy food for the needy. Learn more…

Yad Sarah


Yad Sarah
Karmiel: Providing Help Where Needed, When Needed

Yad Sarah, the largest voluntary organization in Israel, provides a spectrum of free or nominal cost medical equipment designed to make life easier for sick, disabled and elderly people and their families. Today, more than four decades after it was founded, Yad Sarah has more than 100 branches throughout Israel run by more than 6,000 volunteers, and saves the Israeli economy several hundred million dollars per year in hospitalization and medical costs. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is proud to support Yad Sarah’s Karmiel branch. Learn more…

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