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WE STAND WITH ISRAEL

Why our support is critical: 
Because the Government of Israel has asked Jewish Federations to intensify their efforts in providing humanitarian support to the people of Israel.

Because Iranian-backed Hamas’ upgraded military capabilities mean that today, three-quarters of Israelis live within range of rocket fire.


Because the IDF is engaged in an operation to eradicate Hamas’ military capabilities. More than 2,969 terrorist targets and 30 massive concrete tunnels used to smuggle weaponry and infiltrate Israel have been destroyed.


Because in just over two weeks, Israelis have endured nearly 2,000 rocket attacks, fired at all hours of the day and night.

 

Because in the precious few seconds between a siren blast and a rocket hit, lives can be destroyed, or changed forever.

Because the elderly, the disabled, the disadvantaged and new immigrants have specific and urgent needs for comfort and care.

Because if the past is any guide, the majority of charitable contributions that will help the Israeli people during times of crisis will come from Jewish Federations.

 
 Because Federations can uniquely access a wide network of support, reaching the most Jews in the most communities in the U.S. and Canada.


Read personal accounts from Israel.

    
 Now more than ever, our ongoing support is needed.

Donate today to the Israel Emergency Campaign to:

  • Provide respite to nearly 36,000 children near Gaza, living under constant rocket fire
  • Ensure seniors and the disabled receive food, medicine and care they need
  • Help Israeli families directly impacted by terror attacks
  • Provide psychological assistance to children, families and seniors experiencing trauma
  • Assist "lone soldiers" who have made aliyah and are serving in the IDF without any family in Israel to support them
     

Sending love, prayers, and wishes for peace to everyone in Israel.

Learn how you can help.

 

  • Production of "Ghetto" to benefit the Israel Emergency Fund

    Join us Saturday, July 26, at 8 pm, for a special production of Joshua Sobol's play "Ghetto" at the Center Stage Theater (upstairs at Paseo Nuevo).

    All proceeds will benefit Jewish Federation's Israel Emergency Fund.

    Tickets: $25 general; $21 students and seniors. Call 805-963-0408 for more information.

    Join us Saturday, July 26, at 8 pm, for a special production of Joshua Sobol's play "Ghetto" at the Center Stage Theater (upstairs at Paseo Nuevo).

    All proceeds will benefit Jewish Federation's Israel Emergency Fund.

    Tickets: $25 general; $21 students and seniors. Call 805-963-0408 for more information.

On July 1, our Federation held a community-wide memorial service for Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah, three Israeli teenage boys kidnapped and murdered weeks earlier. Approximately 100 people, including community leaders, joined together to honor the teens' memories and mourn their loss. 

STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINE

The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara and ADL of Santa Barbara Tri-Counties presents Stories from the Frontline, a breakfast briefing featuring guest speakers from the Israeli National Police and Security, 8:30-10 am, Friday, July 25. There is no charge for this event. Please make your reservation online, or email info@sbjf.org or call 805-957-1115.

 
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    For one week every year, 125 flags fly along State Street, from the Waterfront through Downtown. We invite you to participate and show your pride by sponsoring a flag.

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    From our local community to our global family, your generosity supports programs and classes at Jewish Family Services and the JCC as well as local, national and international partner agencies.

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