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Japan earthquake relief: How you can help

by JewishJournal.com

March 11, 2011 | 11:52 am

Smoke rises from a burning building in a Tokyo neighborhood after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan, March 11, 2011. (Hikosaemon / CC)

Smoke rises from a burning building in a Tokyo neighborhood after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan, March 11, 2011. (Hikosaemon / CC)

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Japan, the organized Jewish world is lining up support for the rescue and relief effort in the region.

Here are ways you can help:

Los Angeles Jewish Federation
You can also make a donation by calling (323) 761-8413, or by mail:
The Jewish Federation – Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. 1000
Los Angeles, CA, 90048

American Joint Distribution Committee
You may give by mail or phone:
Check payable to JDC, please specify the program name
Attn: JDC
P.O. Box 530
132 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 687-6200

The Jewish Federations of North America
To donate by check, please make the check out to The Jewish Federations of North America and clearly mark JFNA Japan, Hawaii and the Pacific Relief Fund on the bottom of the check. The check should be sent to:
The Jewish Federations of North America
Wall Street Station
PO Box 148
New York, NY 10268
Attention: Japan, Hawaii and the Pacific Relief Fund

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago


For more information on how you can help visit Ask Your Yenta: 10 Ways To Help Japan.

If you know of any other organizations offering support the families and victims in Japan, please send them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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IsraAid, an Israel-based coordinating organization for 17 Israeli and Jewish humanitarian groups, said Friday that it has two teams of rescue personnel, emergency medical officers and water pollution specialists ready to deploy to Japan but was looking for ways to reach the affected area.

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