Resources To Help Israel During Operation Iron Swords

Saturday morning, Iran-backed Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza, launched a surprise attack against Israel,  that has killed over 700 Israelis and injured over 2,200 people as of noon on Sunday. Furthermore, more than 130 people have reportedly been detained by Hamas.

Here’s how you can help:


  • Minneapolis Jewish Federation has launched an Israel Emergency Fund, supporting immediate and long-term crisis response for victims of terror, elderly staying in place, young adults and families, mental health resources, and more emerging needs.
  • St. Paul Jewish Federation has also launched an Israel Emergency Campaign to aid terror victims, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the deep trauma caused by recent attacks. The urgent humanitarian needs in Israel are substantial and growing.
  • Joint Distribution Committee is supporting government, municipality, NGO partners, and networks to address increased need among those hardest hit.
  • Jewish Agency For Israel Fund For Victims of Terror is a first responder when terror strikes, providing immediate assistance to terror victims, arriving with checks within 24-48 hours of an attack, and following up with long-term rehabilitative support.
  • Magen David Adom provides paramedics, EMTs, first responders and first-aid providers on the ground in Israel.
  • United Hatzalah uses a network of more than 6,500 volunteer medics and motorcycle ambulances to help save thousands of lives each year across Israel by providing rapid medical treatment as a first response. You can donate to a Minnesota-specific fundraiser here.
  • Leket Israel is Israel’s National Food Bank and largest food rescue organization. Their emergency relief programs are focusing on the South and currently, any contribution over $1,000 (and in increments of $1,000) will be matched in full by a supporter in northern NJ.
  • IDF Widows and Orphans Organization works to support the care and welfare of widows and children orphans of IDF soldiers and members of the security forces.
  • Jewish National Fund-USA Israel Resilience Fund is helping with evacuation from hardest hit communities on the border including transportation and emergency housing.
  • IsraAID Emergency Fund are partnering with local organizations and civil society initiatives working in Israel’s south and with evacuees to support their efforts.
  • Just One Chesed is collecting funds to help those in need due to this catastrophe and distributing much-needed supplies to our brave soldiers.
  • Sheba Medical Center is the largest hospital in Israel that collaborates with health centers around the world to develop groundbreaking techniques and life-saving treatments. In the face of overwhelming demand and limited resources, Sheba is working to triple its intensive care capacity and rehabilitation services, which is currently at 98% capacity, and establish a special center for the 2,200 survivors traumatized by the recent music festival tragedy.
  • One Family Together promotes the rights and needs of the victims of terrorism in Israel to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.
  • Shop Differently allows the global community to explore remarkable Israeli businesses and solidify their path forward.
  • Got an extra room? Host an Israeli who is stuck abroad and can’t get home.

Educate Yourself:

The Times of Israel for updates and analysis

Watch the JNFA webinar on the current conflict. 

The American Jewish Committee webpage has continuous updates on the unfolding crisis.

Use the JCRC’s Understanding and addressing the October 2023 Israel-Hamas War resource page

Got any resources we missed? Let us know: e-mail us at [email protected].