Victims of Terror and War
In the Bible we read, “Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people” (Jeremiah 9:1). Today, that “fountain of tears” is still a reality for far too many Jewish people—in Israel, in war-torn Ukraine, and elsewhere—facing multiple threats of destruction.
Our Guardians of Israel ministry supports efforts that not only protect our Jewish brothers and sisters from terrorist attacks, but help victims deal with physical and emotional trauma. When war breaks out in Israel, IFCJ acts quickly to meet the needs of Israelis in the line of fire. We provide emergency equipment for first responders, install and renovate bomb shelters in under-protected areas, provide resources for homebound elderly in need, offer free counseling to victims of trauma, and fill other critical needs.
Since war began in Ukraine, IFCJ has been on the frontlines helping those displaced and threatened by the conflict. Already on the ground, we have helped thousands reach safety away from the warzone, have aided thousands in making Aliyah (immigrating) to Israel, and are still there, on the ground in war-torn Ukraine, bringing lifesaving aid to those who have been unable to evacuate, including Jewish elderly and Holocaust survivors.