Who is Federation helping?
TRAUMA BEGAN IMPACTING JEAN’S LIFE not long after he immigrated to Israel several years ago and witnessed a terrorist attack. Then he moved near the Gaza border and became a survivor of terrorism himself — twice. Severely wounded in a rocket attack and his greenhouse destroyed by arson, Jean received financial aid, trauma counseling and comfort through the Fund for Victims of Terror. “If it were not for the help my family got each time we experienced terrorism,” said Jean, “I’m not sure how we would have survived.”
A SINGLE MOTHER OF TWO YOUNG BOYS, Lilyan was already struggling to afford food for her family when she lost her job at a local restaurant. After calling the Jewish community helpline, she was put in touch with Federation's primary human services agency, Jewish Community Services, where she was able to shop at the Kosher Food Bank monthly for nutritious food to feed her children.
VETA WAS AT AN AIRPORT IN RUSSIA when she was accosted by a group of young men who taunted her for wearing a Star of David necklace. When she told them it was not just a star, but a symbol of belonging to the Jewish people, they shouted, among other affronts, that Jews are a mistake of nature. Veta has since fled Russia and the threat of antisemitism with the help of Federation partner The Jewish Agency for Israel. “I am happy to be in Israel,” she said, “my homeland.”
How many programs and services does the Annual Campaign support?
There are more than 170 impactful programs and services at work every day in our community, in Israel and across the globe.
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