The Jewish Agency
COVID-19 Crisis Loan Fund
for Communities At Risk
Our Partners: The Jewish Federations of North America and Keren Hayesod
The coronavirus crisis is causing severe financial distress in Jewish communities across the world, many of which lack the funds to meet their immediate needs. Communities that were previously financially stable have suffered a sharp decline in income and are struggling not only to maintain basic services and programs, but also to assist community members who require help. Even with stay-at-home orders in place, they must continue to pay for facilities and try to retain talented staff members.
We recognize the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is devastating already-struggling Jewish communities in countries such as Italy, Spain, and South Africa. These communities are now approaching a point of no return and urgently need the support of the Jewish world.
The Jewish Agency for Israel is pleased to announce the creation of an emergency loan fund to help these communities bridge immediate gaps in cash flow which will enable them to continue to function, provide services for their community members, and avoid complete collapse.
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A. Zionist Federations – typically a communal organization connected to Israel, Jewish identity, Zionist activities and/or The Jewish Agency
B. Representative communal organizations that administer communal activities with a connection to Israel or other Jewish communities
C. National education committees, representing all the community educational institutions