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If you are planning a visit to Israel,  you can make a meaningful contribution with the gift of your time.

Sar-El Volunteers for Israel provides organized opportunities for civilian volunteer service on IDF bases.  Email or click here.

Emergency Volunteers Project (EVP) is staffing two projects in addition to its professional firefighters initiative: The EVP Mass-Feeding Unit, working with Israel’s Home Front Command, trains volunteers to prepare fresh, healthy meals for IDF units and needy populations using a fleet of mobile kitchens. The EVP Make A Soldier Smile project has volunteers cooking meals at popup field kitchens on army bases. Contact EVP through this webform ; by emailing; or by calling 781-713-4562 (USA) or 073-729-1954 (Israel).

Israel Food Rescue Mission is a joint effort of HaShomer HaChadash, Kol Israel and Brothers in Arms, in response to a war-related manpower crisis on Israeli farms. Volunteers may sign up for five or more days (paying their own way) or for a year-long stint doing agricultural work and sleeping on the farm. Click here to volunteer for the Israel Food Rescue Mission or email

Mission Hinenu is helping understaffed hospitals by processing paperwork for licensed medical personnel  (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, therapists, psychologists, pharmacists) and non-medical personnel patient transport, feeding and other tasks) able to come to Israel to volunteer. Spearheaded by siblings Yigal Marcus and Eliana Marcus Aaron, Mission Hinenu works in partnership with the Health Ministry to find and place hospital volunteers efficiently. 

Another volunteer portal for foreign physicians willing to come to Israel for two weeks during the war has been opened by Nefesh B’Nefesh in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration and The Jewish Agency for Israel.  Doctors with valid licenses from North America, the UK, South Africa, Australia, and the EU may apply. Click here for the NBN physician volunteer application form.

Jewish National Fund-USA is running five-day volunteer missions in Israel. Participants (ages 18 and up) will be housed in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv and spend four to six hours per day working in agriculture, packing food or gift baskets for displaced families, patients or soldiers, or assisting with logistical duties at an IDF base.  Click here to sign up and to get more information on JNF-USA volunteer missions. 

Startup Reserves for Israel , based in New York, is recruiting thousands of tech workers to give support, guidance and staffing to some 25 companies in Israel’s high-tech sector.  According to an Israel Innovation Authority and Start-Up Nation Policy Institute report , 15% to 20% of tech employees
have been mobilized for reserve duty, leaving 70 percent of Israeli tech companies operationally shorthanded.
Apply to Startup Reserves for Israel here  or email 

Citrus & Salt in Tel Aviv paused its usual cooking workshops and launched Citizen’s Kitchen to provide 500 daily fresh meals for Israeli soldiers and displaced families. Sisters Aliya Fastman and Shaendl Davis, with Alon Sharaby run the project and work in cooperation with World Central Kitchen. The volunteer effort is staffed mainly by English-speaking immigrants and visitors. To volunteer at Citrus & Salt, contact Aliya Fastman, or +972-53-334-6861.

Pantry Packers of Jerusalem ordinarily provides Meals on Wheels to 37,000 families every month, and also runs soup kitchens. Now, with thousands of refugee families from the south sheltering in Jerusalem, the city asked Pantry Packers to commit to providing 6,000 meals, three times a day. Lots of extra hands are needed. To schedule a volunteer activity at Pantry Packers, email or click here

OneFamily needs volunteers to provide a range of services to victims of terror, from cooking and baking to visiting injured people in the hospital and more, as well as administrative support services such as social media, photography and answering phones.  Apply to volunteer at OneFamily here

Adopt-A-Safta is welcoming foreign volunteers, with access to a vehicle, to deliver Shabbat meals to isolated seniors on Friday mornings. Many of the recipients are Holocaust survivors in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.  Volunteers may complete this form online to help Adopt-A-Safta with meal delivery.


Other ways to support Israel and our community and other resources:

Click here for actions you can take to help bring the hostages home now. Bring Them Home Now  (Hostages and Missing Families Forum of New York) is seeking donations to help support event production, transportation, security arrangements, catering and more. Donations from the community are relied upon to ensure dignified events and comfortable conditions for the families arriving from Israel. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit here.

Organizations to contribute to: 


Other ways to support Israel and our community:

  • Attend a rally in support of Israel

  • Reach out to those with family or friends in Israel

  • Speak out in support of Israel

  • Say a Prayer for Israel

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