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Earthquake in Haiti

An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, killing more than 250,000 people and leaving millions homeless.

The Reform Jewish community has a long history of generosity when natural disasters affect communities worldwide. Your generosity at this critical time enables us to play a role in recovery efforts and to bring healing and hope to those whose lives have been affected.

Donations to the URJ's Haiti Relief Fund may be made online or by check (note: Haiti Relief in the memo section) to:

Union for Reform Judaism
Attention: Development
633 Third Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Canadian donors: The Canadian government will match donations for Haiti disaster relief up to a total of $50 million. To make a tax-receipted donation, please donate online or mail checks (payable to the Canadian Council for Reform Judaism) to:

3845 Bathurst Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario M3H 3N2

For more information, call Sandra Levy at the Canadian Council at 416.630.0375 ext. 223 or email

Note: The URJ retains no overhead expenses for disaster relief donations, other than direct costs such as credit card fees.

Photos from Haiti
View photos by the Union's Social Action Specialist, Naomi Abelson, on a recent visit to Haiti.

Thank You for Your Support!

Relief Fund Allocations

We've raised more than $1.2 million for Haiti disaster relief. Learn where the funds are being allocated. More

Partners in Health (PIH) Report on Jewish Contribution to Haiti Relief
The URJ and other Jewish organizations have raised more than $1.3 million to support Partners In Health's earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. More

What Congregations are Doing
Our congregations are finding creative ways to raise funds for Haiti relief. More

Haiti Adult Mitzvah Corps
As the URJ works with our partners on the ground, we hope an Adult Mitzvah Corps mission will be possible to assist with clean-up and rebuilding in Haiti. Sign up for updates about this trip. More

Prayers for Haiti
Print out these prayers for the victims of this disaster and share with your congregation. More

Comments from Donors
"I appreciate the role that the URJ is playing in bringing assistance to the unfortunate people of Haiti." More

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