The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada denounces the recent brutal attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas.
The Fellowship has been building bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews for 40 years, and uniting them to support Israel’s people in need. It is time for friends of Israel to reaffirm our support, and to invite others to extend a compassionate hand to Israel and her people.
We pledge to continue to pray for Israel, to stand with Israel’s people in their time of need by providing them with emergency essentials, and to support Jews in need worldwide.
"For whoever touches you [Israel] touches the apple of his eye"
Israel, you are not alone.
Israel Crisis Response - Updates From November 13, 2023
On Saturday, October 7, 2023, Hamas launched a massive attack on Israel. Hamas terrorists invaded southern Israel, killing innocent Israelis in their homes and at a music festival, and taking many hostages. In addition to the invasion, Hamas has fired thousands of rockets into the Holy Land, leaving entire communities in ruins.
More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed and more than 5,000 have been wounded. And over 200 innocent Israeli civilians (including children and elderly) have been taken hostage by Hamas.*
October 7, 2023, is now tragically marked as the deadliest day in Jewish history since the Holocaust.
The people of Israel are in desperate need of our help. Fellowship staff and volunteers are on the ground in Israel helping as we speak. The needs are massive, and we know that Israel needs us now more than ever.
The Fellowship's Impact
The Fellowship is assessing needs daily, as we are receiving an overwhelming number of requests for aid. Our initial focus will be delivering aid to three populations hardest-hit by this crisis:
Evacuees from war-torn areas, who were forced to leave their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs
First responders and volunteers who are in need of medical equipment as well as basic supplies like food and water
Elderly beneficiaries, families, and new olim (immigrants), who need necessities like food, water, medical aid, and psychological counseling to deal with trauma
In total, The Fellowship has globally allocated and distributed more than $12 million in emergency aid to communities and residents in regions of Israel most heavily affected by the devastating terror attacks.
The Fellowship has set up an Emergency Response Centre in Ramle, where local authorities are helping families locate their loved ones
Fellowship volunteers are delivering basic necessities like food and water for children in Sderot and Netivot who have been forced to stay in their bomb shelters since Saturday
Distribution of gifts cards valued at approx. $1,725 CAD each for the purchase of clothing, shoes, hygienic products, and other basic necessities to families evacuated from the southern areas hardest hit by the conflict
We’re providing thousands of meals for elderly in the city of Netivot
We’re providing clothing, food, and transportation for the city of Be’er Sheva
Mobile units are supplying food, water, and a listening ear for those seeking information on their missing loved ones
We’re providing aid to communities on the Gaza border to address immediate critical needs such as food, medication, transportation, and therapy services
*Numbers are reported from November 13, 2023 and are subject to change.
Prayer Points for Israel
Check out our prayer points page to read comforting Bible verses and identify specific prayer needs in this time of crisis.
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IFCJ Approves $5M in Emergency Humanitarian Aid for Distribution Throughout Israel Following Devastating Hamas Attacks