Israel has already sent a delegation of experts from the military Home Front Command to aid in the emergency and rebuilding efforts. Several Israeli and Jewish groups have also already begun pitching in.
At least three Israelis are missing; one of them is the daughter of late peace activist Abie Nathan. Israel’s ambassador, who is based in the neighboring Dominican Republic, has not been able to reach Jewish Haitians due to downed phone lines.
If you wish to donate to the American Red Cross, you can visit its Website. Alternatively, you can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10. You can also donate to the American Jewish World Service’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund here.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.