The Australian Jewish Funders stand united in support of Israel. Our heavy hearts are with the victims and hostages of Hamas, together with their suffering families. We stand with our brothers and sisters of the IDF as they defend the Jewish people in our cherished homeland, and we pray that the citizens of Israel are safe, strong and supported.
The extent of the loss is colossal. The personal accounts and stories that have emerged are heart-wrenching and difficult to comprehend. In these times of need, Jewish people from every corner of the globe rally to show our support. We will continue to do so in the days, months and years ahead.
AJF has developed a resource to guide how you can contribute effectively to Israel’s humanitarian emergency and the evolving needs on the ground. This resource summarises the local organisations and partners in Australia supporting Israel. AJF has produced this resource in collaboration with our key partners in Australia and Jewish Funders Network (JFN), Israel & USA.
JFN works with an extensive network of donors both in Israel and the US and are an integral member of the National Emergency Authority. JFN works in coordination with NGOs, government offices, the business sector and the IDF to identify pressing needs and opportunities for funders to provide assistance. Insights from JFN have been crucial to identifying Israel-based organisations that may not have official affiliates in Australia.
While each of these organisations has been recommended to us by relevant experts and organisations in our network, we have not worked with all of them. We hope consideration of these organisations serves as a useful starting point for your own philanthropic considerations, and strongly encourage you to conduct your own due diligence and make philanthropic decisions that align with your own values and priorities.
Please note that this list will be continuously updated and modified as new information becomes available, subject to the same matters described above. Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Israel, and we join in the hope for peace during these challenging times.
We invite you to share organisations you are funding that are not listed below and resources you find valuable by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anticipating Long-Term Humanitarian Requirements
While there are many immediate requirements, it is anticipated that there will be many more, and potentially larger, needs in the days, months and years to come.
* Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient in Australia (refer ABN Lookup). Gifts over $2 to this organisation will generally be tax deductible.
** The hyperlink provided will direct you to a donation page managed by The Chai Charitable Foundation Ltd ABN 82 617 023 293. The Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and endorsed as an item 1 deductible gift recipient. The linked donation page notes that donations made to the Foundation will be sent to this organisation such that gifts over $2 will generally be tax deductible. AJF cannot confirm or independently verify this arrangement and donors should make their own inquiries prior to donating.
*** To AJF’s knowledge, this organisation is not endorsed as a deductible gift recipient in Australia and does not have any auspicing or similar type arrangements with an Australian-based organisation which would entitle donors to a tax deduction.