North American Jewish organisations have created an emergency pandemic coalition, saying “we are all being challenged” by the coronavirus crisis.
Eight major Jewish federations pooled resources to aid the Jewish community’s collective response and management of the outbreak, they said in a joint statement.
The coalition includes Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), BBYO, Hillel International, JJC Association of North America, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Prizmah, Moishe House and Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies.
The groups said they would share local information about the spread of the disease, fund families affected by unemployment and provide financial aid to Jewish institutions hit by the increasing shutdown.
“Working together, we can achieve more than any one of us can do alone,” said JFNA chair Mark Wilf. “We are all being challenged by this crisis to sustain Jewish communal life in North America and it is heart-warming to know we are empowering and supporting each other to sustain Jewish life.”