Groups collect for Israel relief


NEW YORK — Jewish groups collecting emergency relief funds for Israel include:

* American Friends of Magen David Adom-ARMDI. Magen David Adom has dispatched 150 ambulances and personnel to the northern part of Israel and has mobilized the MDA National Blood Services Center to supply additional blood to hospitals in areas under attack. Visit or call 212-757-1627 or 866-632-2763.


* American Jewish Committee. The Israel Emergency Assistance Fund will help institutions working with victims of rocket attacks in northern and southern Israel. Visit

* Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. A support group aims to provide troops with supplies as Israel continues its military actions in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon to free captured soldiers. Visit or call 888-318-FIDF ext. 10.

* Jewish National Fund. Operation Security Blanket is raising funds to send Israeli children from the North to summer camps in central Israel, build security roads along the border with Gaza and purchase emergency response equipment. Visit or call 888-JNF-0099.

* United Jewish Communities. The Israel Crisis Fund will provide emergency humanitarian and relocation relief to vulnerable Israelis, such as youngsters, the elderly, immigrants, the disabled and victims of terror. Visit or call 877-277-2477.

* World ORT. All money in the Emergency Relief Fund for Israel will be designated for relief activities in Israel. Visit