Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Opened as Unified Jewish Response to the Tsunami in Japan

Thursday, March 17, 2011

In response to the tragic devastation of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, the Union for Reform Judaism has partnered with fellow North American Jewish organizations in the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief to open the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.  Through this coordinated and unified Jewish response, donations will be collected and distributed to those most in need.  If you would like to make a contribution or if you have any questions about this fund, please contact: info@jcdr.org

Our prayers are with the victims of the earthquake and tsunami, and with the rescue workers as well as those trying to contain further disaster at the nuclear plants.  May God grant consolation to all who mourn, and may the survivors find continued strength and courage.


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