Jewish Federations gives to Colo. flood victims, opens online fund

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Jewish Federations of North America provided $50,000 in emergency aid to help Colorado flooding victims and opened an online donation fund.

Jewish federations across North America are working with the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, which is taking the lead in assessing needs and distributing funds and supplies.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Colorado,” said Michael Siegal, chair of the JFNA board of trustees.

At least five synagogues suffered flood damage to basements and social halls.

Six people have died in the flooding and at least 1,000 unaccounted for.

To donate, go to or send your donation to Jewish Federations of North America, Wall Street Station, P.O. Box 157, New York, NY 10268.