Two Years of the Ukraine Crisis
Jewish Federations’ Response in Israel: Tomer Oshri
January 30, 2024
On October 7, the Jewish community and those around the world awoke with horror and disbelief as we learned that terrorists from Gaza had infiltrated Israel.
distributed to victims of terror
to provide essential services
clothing and basic goods delivered
As we continue to process the worst atrocities in modern Jewish history, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh continues to act fast in the aftermath. Through your support, organizations such as the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), World Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training (ORT) and more can provide critical resources to those impacted.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been impacted across Israel – especially those communities in the Western Negev and in the North. Ranging from victims of terror, evacuees and hostage families to lone soldiers, families of reservists and more. We work with incredible local community organizations, leaders, first responders and individuals who are set up to deliver goods, dollars and services to those who need them most. While the scope of needs is tremendous and ever-changing, our system is designed to continuously assess and meet needs at every moment.
Within hours of the attack, and in partnership with JAFI, JDC and hundreds of other organizations, Jewish Federations began providing critical resources and immediate assistance. We were on the ground immediately, identifying new critical partners and coordinating with leaders and government. Thanks to continuous funding, we’ve been able to cater to more and more people and their needs.
Below is a story from Tomer Oshri, who volunteered with JDC to help children get back to classes and provide mental health resources for teachers.