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We are all heartbroken by the unprovoked and vicious attacks that Hamas—the Iranian-backed terror group controlling Gaza—have made on Israel and its families. Hundreds of Israeli children, families, and elderly have been murdered or kidnapped to be used as human shields.

Before the terrorist attack in Israel, children in the village of Kfar Aza were walking along the Gaza fence border using little magnifying glasses to study the flowers that grew there. Some of their families have been murdered or taken hostage by Hamas this week.*

We are horrified by these ongoing attacks. Jewish Family and Children’s Services supports America’s closest ally, Israel, and the right of Israel to defend herself, as any country would.

As always, JFCS immediately offers urgent assistance when needed, and we are here for you.

Help Israeli Families in Need

If you are looking for a way to help, please join us with a gift to JFCS’ Israel Emergency Fund to aid families in Israel. We are working closely with our partner agencies on the ground, and 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go to provide direct help to those in crisis.

Donate to JFCS’ Israel Emergency Fund >

You Are Not Alone

We know that this is a painful and personally difficult situation for many in our community, and we are here for you. If you or someone you care about would benefit from counseling or support, please call JFCS’ Bay Area Critical Helpline at 415-449-3700.

We stand in unity, and we work and pray for peace.


*Photo taken by Dr. Anita Friedman, JFCS Executive Director, leading Senator Alex Padilla’s delegation to Kfar Aza, summer 2023

Posted by Admin on October 9, 2023