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Jewish Federations of North America: Establishes Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

In response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, The Jewish Federations of North America has opened a Hurricane Relief Fund to aid in recovery and rebuilding.  President and CEO Jerry Silverman urged individuals to make contributions to their local Federations or to use the online donation form at

Donors may also send checks to the national mailbox at: The Jewish Federations of North America, Wall Street Station, P.O. Box 148, New York, NY  10268 with "JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund" indicated in the check's memo or in the designation box online.

The Jewish Federations of North America Emergency Committee has also been activated and will be in consultation with community leadership to keep them apprised of relief and response efforts as the situation evolves.

On November 6, JFNA authorized $500,000 for immediate humanitarian needs of Hurricane Sandy victims in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey.  The funds will be used for cash disbursements, food, shelter, clean-up kits and other basic necessities,  Funds are being distributed to UJA Federation of New York and ten Federations in New Jersey.

Noted Silverman - "The Jewish community and the Federation Movement send our support and prayers to those affected by the Hurricane, and pledge to stand beside them during the recovery and rebuilding."

"As you are all aware, Hurricane Sandy was a storm of unprecedented magnitude," said Silverman.  "Seeing the response of communities across the region to the devastating storm, we are awed by the strength of the American people."