Crisis Response


In times of crisis – whether in Israel, the former Soviet Union, or elsewhere in the world – The Fellowship is there, on the ground providing immediate assistance to the vulnerable Jewish communities we serve. Learn how The Fellowship has efficiently and effectively delivered aid to people when they need it most through our extensive network of staff, partners, and volunteers.

Woman holding her baby while standing next to an elderly Jewish woman.

Ukraine Crisis

When war erupted in Ukraine in 2022, The Fellowship was prepared. We continue to deliver essential aid like food and medication…

Yael Branovsky (IFCJ Staff) delivering IFCJ emergency package to elderly man.

Coronavirus Crisis

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, it raised unprecedented challenges and difficulties throughout the entire world. The Fellowship acted immediately…

Three soldiers in uniform at the Gaza outpost.

Israel Crisis

Israelis are all too familiar with the threats posed by war and terrorism. But, thankfully, they know that when terror strikes – as well as during natural disasters like forest fires – The Fellowship will be there…


Hezbollah, crossfire, IDF, Lebanon, northern border, war

Two Hurt, Fires Rage After Rocket Barrage From Hezbollah

Stand for Israel  |  June 13, 2024
As tensions rise in Israel's north, many fear a major escalation on the Israel-Lebanon border.
farm, Israel

Shavuot: ‘I’ll Have to Give You a Rain Check’

Stand for Israel  |  June 13, 2024
Adele Raemer shares why this year she’s asking for a rain check on Shavuot, the Jewish Pentecost.
Fellowship volunteer handing an elderly woman a blue bag.

Project Spotlight: Shavuot Distribution

The Fellowship  |  June 13, 2024
One of the ways we help elderly and Holocaust survivors in Israel is through our With Dignity and Fellowship program.
Family and friends of Israeli soldier Sergeant Almog Shalom attend his funeral.

Four Troops Killed in Booby-Trapped Building

Stand for Israel  |  June 11, 2024
As fighting rages in Rafah and central Gaza, four soldiers were killed and others wounded in a building collapse.
Mother of rescued Israeli hostage Almog Meir speaks to press at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, June 10, 2024.

Father of Hostage Died Hours Before Son’s Rescue: ‘He Died of Grief’

Stand for Israel  |  June 10, 2024
Just as former hostage Almog Meir Jan finally returned home, his father died of grief before he could receive the good news.
Israelis wave the Israeli flag as they pay their respect for IDF Special Forces officer Arnon Zamora.

Thousands Pay Last Respects to Officer Killed in Hostage Rescue Op

Stand for Israel  |  June 10, 2024
A hero, husband, and father, loses his life to Hamas terrorists in the recent hostage rescue operation in Gaza.
Family members of released hostage Andrey Kozlov speak to the media at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, June 9, 2024.

IDF Rescues Four Hostages From Hamas Captivity

Stand for Israel  |  June 10, 2024
In a daring IDF operation, four hostages were rescued and brought home to loved ones this past weekend.
Israeli soldiers seen near the Israeli border with the Gaza Stip, in southern Israel, on March 4, 2024.

Israel Launches Precision Strike Against Terrorists Hiding in U.N. School

Stand for Israel  |  June 7, 2024
As the IDF ground operation in Gaza goes on, Hamas continues to use U.N. facilities in an attempt to mask its terrorist activities.
Israeli tanks near the Israeli-Gaza border, southern Israel, June 4, 2024.

IDF Soldier Killed During Hamas Infiltration Attempt

Stand for Israel  |  June 6, 2024
As Israel faces threats from all sides, we are saddened to learn another IDF soldier lost his life in Gaza defending Israel.
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As Hezbollah Attacks Continue, Netanyahu Vows Strong Response

Stand for Israel  |  June 5, 2024
All eyes have been on northern Israel this week, and today an explosive drone injured at least 10 people.
Elderly beneficiary and Yael hold hands.

Holy Work During Wartime

The Fellowship  |  June 4, 2024
Yenta tells us the Fellowship food kept coming even though missiles were falling.
fallen soldier, IDF, mourning

IDF Names Two Soldiers Killed in Gaza Clashes

Stand for Israel  |  May 31, 2024
We learn of two more heroes lost in the battle in Gaza to defend Israel and the Jewish people.