The Jewish Agency for Israel organizes for thousands of children from the South to enjoy themselves on a day trip out of immediate rocket range

The Jewish Agency for Israel took thousands of children and teenagers for respite at different sites out of rocket range across the country.

November 18, 2012 / 4 Kislev 5773 11 pm Israel Time

Today (Sunday 18.11), The Jewish Agency for Israel took thousands of children and teenagers for respite at different sites out of rocket range across the country. These respite activities have been organized in full coordination with the National Emergency Authority (NEA) and the local authorities. Additional Respite activities are being planned for later in the week in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America. During the Jewish Agency’s respite operation, children from the South enjoyed themselves in different sites in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv including the Azrieli Mall, Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, KifTzuba (children’s amusement park), the Israel Museum and even at a Beitar Jerusalem at Teddy Stadium.

The Jewish Agency’s Fund for the Victims of Terror – funded by JFNA

The Jewish Agency’s Fund for the Victims of Terror, which is supported by donations from the Jewish Federations of North America, as well as by foundations and donors across the globe, provides material assistance to victims of terror in Israel. The average emergency grant is $1000 USD per terror victim. The grants are intended to help residents with their initial recovery after an attack. In recent days, representatives of the Fund have visited the homes of families who have suffered from rocket fire and distributed the emergency funds.

In addition to the emergency grants, residents who are recognized as victims of terror by the Israel National Insurance Institute can apply to the Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror to receive additional assistance of up to $5000 USD. These further grants are intended to help ease the recovery period and fund additional necessities which are not covered by Israeli government institutions.

For further information for journalists call Jewish Agency for Israel Foreign and English language media spokesperson Benjamin Rutland on 052 609 1099

Photo credit: Sasson Tiram

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