We are grateful a cease-fire agreement was reached following a weekend of fighting in Gaza. This was the worst flare-up of violence in over a year and, unfortunately, led to attacks by both sides on Tisha B’Av. We stand with our brethren in Israel and are proud to support groups that keep people safe when hostilities arise.
Federation’s Partners Fund contributes to organizations like The Jewish Agency For Israel, which helped to evacuate 1,000 recent immigrants who were in an area receiving heavy fire over the weekend. They also helped to maintain care for 4,000 seniors in Amigour nursing homes, and in the coming weeks, they will provide social and psychological assistance to the 2,000 Masa participants currently living in Israel.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta will continue to monitor the situation and keep our community updated. Our hearts are with those affected by the fighting, and we pray for peace.