This war is unlike any other. And so are the needs.

On October 7, 2023, during the Jewish festival holiday of Shemini Atzeret, Hamas terrorists launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from Gaza, firing thousands of rockets, breaching the country’s borders, killing and wounding hundreds of Israelis and taking many hostage. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel was at war to defend itself and gave the order for the Israel Defense Force (IDF) to commence "Operation Swords of Iron.” 

The Jewish Federation of San Antonio is responding, working with our core partners to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedented levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack.

Your donation today will help organizations on the ground, including United Hatzalah, Am Echad, Friends of the IDF, Magen David Adom, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and more, as they support victims of terror. Click to view the distribution of the first $1M raised from our Israel Crisis Fund as part of a larger campaign through Jewish Federations of North America.

To mail in your contribution, send your check payable to the Jewish Federation of San Antonio 

12500 NW Military Hwy San Antonio, TX 78231

To make a gift by phone, call (210) 302- 6960

Jewish Federations have identified the following urgent priority needs requiring our immediate collective assistance:

$72Basic Needs

Food and financial assistance for impacted families, the elderly, and the homebound.

$216Emergency Medical Services and Healthcare

Medical supplies and equipment for first responders and hospitals in close proximity to the front line.

$588Special Populations

Targeted assistance to vulnerable populations and their caregivers, including the elderly, young children, people living with disabilities, and marginalized populations.

$1,016Trauma Relief and Psychosocial Care

To support widescale trauma relief and psychosocial support with expanded capabilities through telephone hotlines; providing direct care to first responders, the injured, and families whose relatives were murdered, injured, or abducted; training and support for caregivers and responders, including hospital emergency teams and municipal teams.

$5,080Local Efforts and Volunteers

Israel’s home front has mobilized and funding is needed to enhance capacity and provide operational support to evacuees, special populations, frontline communities, and those responding to the crisis.

$10,160Evacuation, Housing, Respite, and Support for Frontline Communities

Including support for communities under fire and for immigrants living in absorption centers through evacuations, temporary housing, children’s activities, and increased security.

$20,320Funds for Victims of Terror

Funds for victims of terror is a key part of our standing emergency response capacity that provides immediate cash grants to families and individuals who have been impacted by acts of terror and violence for post-trauma care, etc.


Schools, hospitals, health clinics, and community centers all have been hit and will need funds to rebuild.

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