Support people impacted by terror

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People and survivors from Sderot, deeply traumatized by the 7.10 Hamas terrorist attacks, are grappling with the aftermath of the largest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust. Due to the tragic events, The Sderot Resilience Complex (SRC) is overwhelmed with patients and people in dire need of mental health care and treatment.

KKL-JNF is has been providing vital support to ensure essential psychological care is always accessible. Your contribution will give hundreds of traumatized men, women, and especially children the emergency mental and emotional treatments they need to carry on following this barbaric attack and the continuous war.

Your donation will also provide Challahs for Shabat to those who remain in the city.

Current Situation (December 2023):

  • 45 Sderot residents were murdered, and the police station was taken over and destroyed
  • Over 30,000 people have been evacuated, less than 4,000 remain in the city
  • Over 1,500 hours of additional therapy are needed for the residents of Sderot living in the city and those who have been evacuated.
  • 90% of residents of Sderot suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, fear of noise, nightmares, impairment of parental abilities, and bedwetting among children due to decades of security tension.

Since 7.10, the SRC team, professional therapists and psychologists, are working around the clock, providing emotional assistance to those in need, including personal home visits – even visiting evacuees who reside in other cities across Israel. The horrors experienced on that fateful day will take years to overcome, and the need for psychological therapy has skyrocketed. The SRC which provides individual, family, and group therapies to anyone who needs them – all offered free of charge – is now facing its greatest and hardest challenge yet.

KKL-JNF is helping to promote and strengthen the activities and necessary expansion of the Complex to support the victims of this ongoing war and its ramifications.

The Sderot Resilience Complex is a crucial institute that supports the victims of terror and war – now, there is a duty to look at the future with great hope for healing from this deep crisis.

With your help, essential services can be provided to all residents of Sderot, so they may rehabilitate, recuperate, and recover.

At an attempt to depict the scope of the crisis currently unfolding in Israel, imagine a single gunman strolling into a sleepy residential town one Simchat Torah morning, and shooting unarmed civilians at random – on the street, in their cars, outside their houses, minimarkets, and synagogues. To that shooter add 10-30 more gunmen roaming around that same town.
Now multiply that scenario taking place in 22 other residential communities, all at the same time. Men, women, children, in pajamas or dressed for the festival, fleeing in terror, as missiles thunder overhead and the gunmen prowl.
Throughout all this, military bases have been invaded and IDF units have been ambushed and massacred. Military tanks, captured and paraded on the streets of Gaza. Dozens of Israelis, dead and alive, including children, kidnapped and held hostage. Countrywide, thousands of men and women – mothers and fathers, sons and daughters – are dropping everything to report for emergency reserve duty.
The crisis is dizzying to behold.
We at KKL-JNF are in close contact with regional and local council heads in the western Negev, as well as with defense officials, as we assess where KKL-JNF assistance is needed the most.
Your support is more than just money. It is a huge, comforting hug to the terrified, heartbroken people of Israel.

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael–Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) has been developing the land of Israel and strengthening the bond between the Jewish people and its homeland since 1901. KKL-JNF continues to meet the State of Israel’s changing needs and, together with its friends worldwide, create a better Israel through projects in forestry, environment, combating desertification and climate change, community development, water Management, ecotourism, agricultural R&D, education and more.