Help for Israel

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The terrible events since 7 October have affected all of our friends and partners in Israel in a direct and personal way. Here are just a few examples of the important work our extensive network and partners are doing to support those affected. If you would like to make a donation to support the work of these organisations, please see below..

This list is constantly being updated.

The brutal Hamas attacks spared no one, and refugees’ communities in Israel were also among the victims. Assaf, an aid organization for refugees and asylum seekers, is trying to assist with the many challenges and obstacles they are now dealing with, in addition to the difficult situation in normal days: vulnerability due to the “invisibility” of their communities, lack of access to secured shelters, limited possibilities of evacuation from war zones, loss of income and lack of economic and social safety net, deterioration in mental health, and lack of access to reliable information.
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Dror Israel
With trauma running deep and over 200,000 Israelis unable to return to their homes, Dror Israel educators are providing therapeutic Emotional-Educational Support and establishing makeshift schools for tens of thousands of evacuee children and families.
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Ecopeace Middle East
EcoPeace is a unique organisation that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli environmental activists. They are currently supporting families from the affected kibbutzim and trying to find solutions for clean water in the region.
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Etgarim has extensive experience in facilitating sports activities to populations of all ages and all types of disabilities. Currently they are offering children with and without disabilities at evacuee centres across Israel activities which alleviate tension, foster community bonds and facilitate the adaptation into the uncharted territory of a new, uncertain normalcy.
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Gvanim develops and runs transformational programs for young people with special needs. The organization is based in Sderot, along the border with Gaza, and must adjust to the urgent additional needs of its regular recipients and their families while coping with the tragedy and stress of the larger community and its own employees - many of whom are themselves residents of the area who are dealing with their own trauma.
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Hashomer Hatzair
Hashomer Hatzair is a progressive Jewish youth movement. The German branch of Hashomer Hatzair collects donations for Hashomer Hatzair Israel, which provides extensive emergency aid for affected families in the Gaza border region.
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JDC is the leading global Jewish humanitarian organization. Through its established network of innovative social service programs and centers, JDC is responding to current emergency needs in Israel.
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Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem
The Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem (LBI) is an important meeting place for science, culture and German-Israeli exchange. It stands for the research, preservation and mediation of German-Jewish history and culture.The LBI's aim is to support the people of Kibbutz Magen and the Sderot Resilience Centre, which provides psychological support for the residents of southern Israel.
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New Israel Fund (NIF)
The New Israel Fund is the largest funder of Israeli civil society. Founded in the US in 1979, NIF has supported the development of renowned Israeli civil society and human rights organisations. Its sister organisation, NIF Germany, supports NIF's work in Israel, which currently includes humanitarian aid and the promotion of Jewish-Arab relations.
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New Dawn in the Negev

October 7 deeply impacted the Bedouin communities in southern Israel. A population of tens of thousands, some residing in unprotected tents, suffered casualties, injuries, and at least 5 individuals remain hostage in Gaza. Alongside the significant emotional toll, many struggle to sustain their livelihoods as their work was often in now-evacuated towns and kibbutzim. New Dawn in the Negev and partner organizations are striving to offer immediate assistance by providing food distribution, essential supplies, a psychological emergency helpline, and
access to Arabic-speaking therapists
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The society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI)
Israel’s oldest and largest independent nonprofit environmental organization is housing families from the Gaza envelope and others who were required to evacuate from danger zones but don’t have government funded shelter because they live further than 4 kilometers from Gaza, in its field schools in various safe locations across Israel.
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Central Welfare Board of Jews in Germany (ZWST)
The Central Welfare Organisation of Jews in Germany collects donations for aid projects for those affected in Israel.
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