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Shaar HaNegev Emergency Assistance Fund



Support for Israel's Southern Communities

"When a fire breaks out, we don't wait for the firefighting forces and use our own equipment (to put out the fire) otherwise the wheat would be completely destroyed and entire fields would disappear." (Ynet)


With the support of Federation CJA, and in partnership with organizations across Montreal, we have undertaken an emergency project to assist the southern communities with the Sha'ar HaNegev region. Israeli kibbutzim and farmers near Gaza are under attack on a daily basis. Kites outfitted with flammable materials have been sent from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, igniting fires in Israel, and causing significant damage to farms and crops.

The latest on this dangerous development can be read found at:

TBDJ and Federation CJA are working directly with Oded Platt, General Manager of the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. Sh'aar Hanegev is one of several regions currently affected by these kites, suffering extensive damage to crops just ahead of their harvest season. Oded and the Regional Council were very thankful for our interest and said it was heartwarming to know that people far away have them in mind and want to assist.

Their primary needs include the purchase of 750-liter fire-fighting trailer units to attach to their tractors (CAD$11,000 each), and the purchase of additional firefighting suits (CAD$1400 each).

If you would like to help contribute towards our support of the region please continue to our campaign page on the Federation CJA website:

Mon, 9 December 2019 11 Kislev 5780