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Join our Shavuot Campaign!

Support Our IDF Soldiers

As we approach the joyous festival of Shavuot, I'm reaching out to you with a heartfelt plea, one that reflects the challenging reality many face here in Israel.

While many of us eagerly anticipate gathering with loved ones to celebrate, there are those in our midst who won't experience the same abundance. I'm referring to the families of soldiers from the IDF who have stood on the front lines, faced the battlefield, or are currently engaged in active combat. Among these brave individuals, there are wounds, both physical and psychological, that extend beyond the battlefield and deeply affect their families.

In the spirit of Shavuot, a time of giving and gratitude, I implore you to consider contributing to our Food Card Campaign.

Your donation will directly impact IDF families whose loved ones are currently fighting on the front lines or whose loved ones are currently hospitalized, injured, or undergoing rehabilitation. Additionally, your support will extend to families who have lost their loved ones.

With each passing day, the need grows more urgent. I urge you to open your heart and your wallet, and join us in providing a semblance of normalcy and celebration to those who sacrifice so much for our nation.

Thank you for your generosity and willingness to stand with us during these challenging times.

IDF families in Israel need YOUR help to celebrate this chag! 

Join us by sending Food Cards today to help the IDF families in Israel celebrate this Shavuot!

Please open your hearts and donate Food Cards to the orphans and needy families in Israel for Chag Hashavuot! Let's help:

Victims of terror

Families of IDF soldiers

Orphans and needy families

by clicking HERE and donating online.

or send a check by regular mail to: 

    Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network (JAR)

1414 Carroll Street Brooklyn. NY 11213

GJARN is a non-profit organization registered under 501 (c) 3. Tax Id# 11-309-5240


Each and every month throughout the year, the Jewish Assistance & Relief (JAR) provides close to 2,000 "Food Cards" for orphans and needy Israeli families with a minimum value of $135 to as much as $1100, and for the holidays, the numbers go up to 10,000 families with assistance of at least $135 to help with the added holiday expenses.

Meet our volunteers and professionals making all of this happen in Israel!

Highlights of the Food Card Program:

Recipients are chosen by local Ministry of Welfare offices based on thier financial needs. Many families have work, but are struggling to make ends meet; some lost their jobs, family sickness, economic hardships caused by the war on terror, death, etc.

Families receive pre-paid food debit cards accepted throughout Israel at any of the 400 Branches of Supersol, Blue Square National Supermarket, Machsanei HaShuk, Victory, Yeinot Beitan, and Shuk Mehadrin chain stores,where they shop with dignity, and are able to buy foods of their choice.

Our Food Cards are pre-programmed so that families can only purchase basic food and household products, and excludes any purchases of cigarettes, alcohol, clothing, cosmetics, electronics, or gourmet foods.

Food Cards are issued for six months, and sometimes extended for another six months if there are extenuating circumstances, giving families time to adapt to their new economic situation and learn to live within their means.

Recipient families are overseen by their local welfare officers with additional oversight by the Jewish Assistance Fund, the Israeli arm of JAR.

Cards are issued throughout the year, as well as during a war or at holidays.

Recipients come  from all walks of life and from throughout Israel with absolutely no discrimination, and include: orphans, single parent families, holocaust survivors, the elderly, soldiers of the IDF, and special needs children, etc.

Food Cards are programmed with different amounts based on donor specifications and recipient needs.

Our administrative budget in Israel is covered by the rebates we receive from the national retailers so that 100% of your donation goes directly to feed needy families. There is NO warehouse and logistical fees spent to cover packaging and distribution costs, as families receive their cards in the mail and then go shop like all other citizens.


In the merit of your generous donation,

may you and your loved ones enjoy a Happy Shavuot! 

!חג שבועות שמח לכל עם ישראל

Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784