Emergency Information 

Israel Home Front Command (Pikud HaOref) is the official address for Israeli citizens during the war. Phone: 104. We recommend downloading alert apps on your phones and adjusting settings for your location:

Additional Emergency Numbers: Police – 100, Ambulance – 101, Fire – 102, Electric company – 103, Missing persons – 105, Local council or municipality – 106, Magen David Adom – *3101, Hatzalah – 1221
ESRA Emergency 24/7 Number: +972 58 736 0010

Upcoming Zoom Events
Israel at War Q&A with Col (Res.) Uri Halperin 
Sun 15 Oct | 19:00
Uri has 33 years of Israeli military and intelligence experience. He served as an Intelligence Assistant to the Prime Minister and as a Military Attaché to NATO and Benelux. He holds M.A. degrees in Education and National Security Studies and a B.A. in Middle East Studies.

The Gaza Strip and its Borders with Prof David Newman Mon 16 Oct | 17:00

David, a Geopolitics Research Chair at Ben Gurion University, received an OBE in 2013 for fostering UK-Israel scientific collaboration. He resides in Meitar, Northern Negev, engages in Track II conflict resolution, and specializes in Israel's border issues, including the Gaza Strip

Economic Impact During Wartime
with Yehuda Shaffer Tues 17 Oct | 17:00

Yehuda is an independent consultant specializing in risk and wealth management in both private and governmental sectors. He previously served as the Israeli Deputy State Attorney for Financial Crime and the former head of the Israeli FIU, overseeing investigations and prosecutions related to money laundering, terrorist financing, and asset confiscation.

Q&A Session with ESRA Counsellors
Wed 18 Oct | 17:00

Coping during times of crisis can be challenging, but strategies and resources are available to help you and your loved ones navigate these difficult situations. Join the session to gain tools and tips for effective coping. 

Dungeons and Dragons session for kids aged 7-10 Thurs 19 Oct | 17:00

Embark on epic adventures, slay dragons, solve puzzles, and become heroes in a world of fantasy and imagination. This interactive session is perfect for young adventurers eager to explore creativity, teamwork, and storytelling in a safe and welcoming online environment. Unleash your inner hero and let your imagination soar in this unforgettable journey!
ESRA Support Services
ESRA Professional Counselling
ESRA provides a counseling service in English with professional counselors. For anxiety, abuse, trauma, grief, depression, Aliya difficulties, or relationship problems. Contact Susan at 052 698 9088, [email protected] | Cecily at 050 373 1302, [email protected]

ESRA Friendship Service 
Trained volunteers are here to provide a listening ear and support. Whether you need someone to visit or chat with on the telephone, Contact Mary (Netanya) at 053 255 1508, Elana (Raanana) at 052 231 6051, or Candy (other areas) at 054 524 2186.

ESRA Welfare Fund for New Olim
If you are an Oleh in crisis, ESRA's Welfare Fund provides financial assistance according to fund criteria. Apply here.
Volunteering Opertunities 
No one is left in shelters: hosting families 
Volunteering to provide accommodation is open to everyone, regardless of religion, race, gender, or political beliefs. We are all equal. Please fill out this form, and we will connect you with a family seeking accommodation: Host Families Form
ESRA English Tutoring Program, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, NEED YOU! Just one a week. No previous experience is required; training is provided. Basic Hebrew and Zoom skills are required.  
Support in-need communities from the South
Picki by ESRA - Secondhand & Vintage is looking for volunteers to sort donations, work in Raanana & Kfar Saba shops, and deliver or pick up clothing and goods for in-need communities from the South. Contact Nicoline at 0587818856.
For more volunteering options, read more on the ESRA website here.  
We all want to support the war effort, but the situation and needs change daily. You can also check your local main street, mall, synagogue, community center, social media, word of mouth, etc., for grassroots activities for soldiers and civilians in need.
 09 9508371 | [email protected] 
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