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Israel Emergency Fund



We stand with Israel.

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The J-Ventures Israel Emergency Fund is a community effort aimed at providing support to Israel during this extraordinarily challenging time, amidst the shocking terrorist attack and abductions of civilians of October 2023. 


It is spearheaded by the J-Ventures Group, comprising of J-Ventures and J-Impact, in collaboration with the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco. We are initiating this Fund to pull together our community’s resources to support Israel’s most urgent needs. 


 The fund will focus primarily on the following, as well as other urgent needs that will arise:

  1. Urgent medical and mental health assistance.

  2. Critical support for victims and affected communities.

  3. Support for families of kidnapped Israelis.


Acknowledging the rapidly evolving nature of wartime situations, we remain adaptable and open to addressing needs that extend beyond those mentioned above. Our community's strength lies in our agility and our robust connections on the ground, enabling us to identify such emerging needs and respond swiftly.


100% of donations will go towards these causes. An impact report will be provided to all donors.


Since the terror attack began on October 7th, the J-Ventures community has been extremely engaged and involved in supporting Israel. The community comprises more than 400 leaders spanning across the United States, Israel, the EU, and LATAM. Just in the first week of the crisis, we have made a significant impact by:

  • Establishing dedicated "war rooms" in both the United States and Israel to comprehensively assess and address Israel's pressing requirements.

  • Delivering one of the largest shipments of medical equipment.

  • Allocating over $1 million in support of hospitals, vulnerable communities, and organizations such as United Hatzalah and Natal.


Members of J-Ventures recognize the urgency of supporting Israel, and we are hopeful that our assistance will leave a lasting, positive impact on the country's healing process.


There is no minimum donation. Donations to this Fund may be eligible for an employer match.


Once you donate, please make sure to join our global WhatsApp group (called “J-Ventures global Kibbutz group”) to stay updated!

Emergency Fund Leadership Team

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Oded Hermoni

  • Co-founder and GP J-Ventures

  • GP J-Impact

  • JFCS board member 

  • Former board member Jewish Community Federation (JCF)

Guy Miasnik

  • Entrepreneur and investor

  • Former CEO/founder of AtHoc public safety company

  • Chair of Israel Task Force and board member of JCF


Eran Sandhaus

  • Managing Partner at J-Impact fund

  • VP of Board of Directors at the OFJCC

  • Former VP Aptiv


Adi Rubinovich 

  • J-Ventures Venture Partner

  • Former executive at Zynga and 888


Jim Koshland

  • Co-founder and Chairman of  J-Ventures group

  • Former Partner at DLA Piper

  • Former Board chair of the JCF

  • Chair of Berkley Foundation



Fund Allocation Advisory Board

The Allocation Committee includes the Fund Leadership Team with a supporting Advisory Board from our community in Israel, the United States, and the rest of the world.

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Laura Lauder (Bay Area)

  • Social entrepreneur and venture philanthropist

  • Former Chair of the Jewish Federation Endowment Fund

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Dr. Gal Yarden (Israel)

  • Co-founder AgChimedes

  • From Kibbutz Nahal Oz

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Sandy Cardin (Maryland)

  • Founder of Global Jewry

  • Former president Schusterman Family Foundation


Dr. Kathy Fields

(Bay Area)

  • Co-Founder Rodan+Fields

  • Board member TAU

  • JFCS and AIPAC

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Sharon Rechter (LA)

  • Co-founder First Media

  • Leading Israel social media fundraising and awareness efforts since October 7th

Dr. Garry Rayant

(Bay Area)

  • Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

  • Board Chair AFTAU

  • Board member Hillel International

  • JFCS and AIPAC

Tom Kasten (Bay Area)

  • Former Board Chair of Jewish Community Federation

  • Former chair of Jewish Vocational Service

  • 2 term Hillsborough mayor

Aaron Tartakovsky     

(Bay Area)

  • Co-founder/CEO of Epic Cleantec

  • AIPAC political chair

  • Board of Governors member TAU

Cintra Pollack (Colorado)

  • Manager Race Street Management

  • Treasurer Singer Family Foundation

  • Board member Jewish Federations of North America

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Jim Scheinman (Bay Area)

  • Founding Managing Partner at Maven Ventures

  • Investor and Advisor of Zoom

  • Co-founder of JVC community


Liran Grinberg (Israel)

  • Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Team8 Group

  • 8200 veteran

Jeff Epstein (Bay Area)

  • Operating Partner at BVP

  • Board member Twilio

  • Board member Kaiser Permanente

Robyn Polansky Morrison (NY)

  • Founder and Lead Principal MORR Strategy LLC

  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jewish Women INVEST

Margarette Ell-Kesselman (Bay Area)

  • Course Facilitator Stanford LEAD

  • Startup Mentor LISA

  • Board Member JHTCsv

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Eli Fitlovitz (Israel)

  • Founding member and board member of Israel American Council (IAC)

  • Leading supply to Israel during the war

Guy Oranim (LA)

  • Co-founder and CEO First Media

  • Leading Israel social media fundraising and awareness efforts since October 7th

  • Board member ByHeart

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Batsheva Moshe (Israel)

  • GM Israel@Wix

  • Chairwomen Yozmot Atid

  • Former Head of Bank Poalim Tech and Unistream

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Ori Ellman (Israel)

  • Managing Director at httpool Israel

Shahar Brukner (NY)

  • Founder/CEO The Israeli Policy Fellowship

  • Co-Founder/CEO impala

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Karina Rosenthal


  • Senior Director Consulting Tech Products at KPMG

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Mark Abramowitz       

(Bay Area)

  • Investor and philanthropist

  • Board of Governors member TAU

Laurie Shahon (NYC)

  • Owner Wilton Capital Group

  • Board member Boston Mutual

  • NY Mutual

David Wagonfeld     

(Bay Area)

  • Managing Partner Castle Peak
  • Leading AIPAC Silicon Valley

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Yoel Cheshin (Israel)

  • Founder 2B.VC and 2B Hub

  • Board member Hebrew University

  • Board member Jerusalem Foundation

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Jason Secore (Bay Area)

  • CFO of Matternet

  • Treasurer SFCJL

  • Finance Committee JCRC

  • Formerly on National Commission at ADL

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Jonathan Ryan

Slawson (NYC)

  • Philanthropist

  • Cheif Development Officer Kaufman Music Center

  • Senior Manager Carnegie Hall

Alon Matas (Bay Area)

  • Founder and President of BetterHelp, the world's largest mental health platform

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Zohar Gilad (Bay Area)

  • Co-Founder/CEO Fast Simon Inc.

  • Co-Founder/CEO Clowdpower

  • Executive at Precise and Mercury

Lance Nagel (Bay Area)

  • Partner Daliance Invesment

  • Partner MLB LLP, Int'law

  • Philanthropist and Musician


Dan Rubinstein (Bay Area)

  • Board Member at OFJCC

  • Former CEO Physera


Tzipor Ulman (Bay Area)

  • Advisory board member CWRU

  • Founder/CEO Science is Elementary

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Dan Rubin (Bay Area)

  • GP Alloy Ventures

  • Board member Hartman Institute

Tamar Elkeles (San Diego)

  • Senior Advisor East Wind Advisors

  • Board member OpenSesame

Amir Shevat (Texas)

  • General Partner Darkmode Ventures

  • Board member Entor

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