Emergency Assistance Fund

Emergency FundGadi Shimshon

The Emergency Assistance Fund provides security details to Jewish schools, synagogues, and community centers around the world, so Jewish communal life can thrive even in the unfriendliest of places.

Although the majority of the world's Jews today live in physical safety, there are still significant numbers of Jews around the globe living in unaccepting locations, among anti-Semitic populations.

Security details are needed for Jewish centers and activities in communities including Argentina, Greece, Brazil, and South Africa. The Jewish Agency for Israel assists these communities in implementing special security measures at schools, Jewish community centers, and synagogues.  The Emergency Assistance Fund ensures that communities can upgrade security such as video surveillance & CCTV, alarms, locks, gates, and reinforced walls/doors/windows.

Join us in helping Jewish life to thrive in countries where Jews fear for their physical safety. Providing security to a physical location potentially saves lives.

Contribute to the Emergency Assistance Fund so that Jews can continue to learn, pray, work, and meet as a community anywhere in the world they wish.

The Jewish Agency acknowledges the generous support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to the Fund for Emergency Assistance to Jewish Communities.

Any institution or community interested in receiving financial assistance should complete an application for funding. Links to the application form and a sample are below.

Please note, the fund does not cover institutions or communities in the US or Canada.

Fund for Emergency Assistance to Communities _ Application Form.doc

Fund for Emergency Assistance to Communities _ Example Application Form.pdf