GJF support Israel

There are no words to express the disbelief and sadness for what is happening in Israel following the devastating attacks that began over the weekend. We, Greenville Jewish Federation employees and our Board of Directors, STAND WITH ISRAEL, our Jewish brothers and sisters, and mourn the lives needlessly lost.

Among the missing and dead are Jews, innocent children, elderly, non-Jewish supporters of Israel, and tourists. Our Jewish people are hurting here, in Israel, and worldwide. The outcry for support of the Jewish people must be separated from opinions on Israelís leadership and politics. 

I have had many discussions with our Jewish community organization leaders, and we are UNITED in supporting our Jewish community during this difficult time. Through our collaboration, we are planning a Vigil for Israel that will be held on Tuesday, October 17. The participating organizations will share more details about this gathering in the coming days as plans are finalized.

Courtney Tessler, CEO

What can you do?

Donate. Below is a list of organizations we recommend you consider for your donations. There are many organizations collecting donations and this is by no means a comprehensive list. We suggest you research any organization before donating.

UNITED HATZALA in Israel to directly help purchase much-needed emergency equipment.
Chabad's Terror Victims Project assists bereaved families and those injured in the recent terror attacks.
Jewish Federations of North America Operation Swords of Iron - Israel Crisis 2023
American Friends of Magen David Adom Israelís National Emergency Pre-Hospital Medical and Blood Services Organization.
Jewish National Fund
Masorti Movement The Conservative Movementís organization in Israel.
Joint Distribution Committee Global Jewish Humanitarian organization that helps support Jews in distress
Hadassah The Womenís Zionist Organization of America. 

Gather Together. Perform Mitzvah. Pray.
Share Your Support of Israel and Jewish People.

Israel Resilience Campaign


Where can you get news on the situation in Israel?
i24 IDF Jerusalem Post Times of Israel Ynet
Need help talking to children or peers about what is happening, shared on the news, and shared socially?
There are many organizations offering education materials and resources to help. 
Please reach out if you need recommendations for resources.
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