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COVID-19 Resources for the Jewish Community and Beyond

COVID-19 Resources for the Jewish Community and Beyond

At Schusterman Family Philanthropies, we are committed to supporting our partners working on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Many of our partners within our U.S. Jewish and Israel portfolios have developed initiatives and resources to help their constituents navigate this crisis. We are also proud of our Schusterman network members who are mobilizing to assist their communities.

Here, you will find a curated list of innovative digital programming, virtual ways to make a difference and resources on how you can help those most affected by this crisis.

Have a program or resource you want to share? Let us know!


Nonprofit and Small Business Loans— The Jewish Federations of North America
Everything you need to know to apply for relief funds available under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Tips and FAQs for Jewish Nonprofits — Leading Edge
Advice on how to onboard remotely, manage teams during this crisis and more.

Coronavirus Resource Hub — Jewish Funders Network
Resources for funders, nonprofits, educators and parents, as well as upcoming webinars.

COVID-19 Resources for Generosity, Intention, and Togetherness — Amplifier
A list of resources on how to give, where to give, Jewish wisdom, virtual facilitation and more.

All People Are Responsible for One Another — Amplifier and Repair the World
A resource on caring for those in need in times of crisis.

Materials for Distance Learning and Collaboration — iCenter
A resource hub for Israel educators with resources for online learning and opportunities for one-on-one consultations.

Guide to Reducing Anxiety and Stress — IsraAID
A collection of simple, practical strategies to help strengthen your mental health.

Make a Difference

Skills for Impact— Repair the World 
Get matched with a nonprofit in need based on the unique skills you offer and the causes you care about.

Volunteer Portal — Repair the World 
Find virtual volunteer opportunities such as tutoring, sending letters to seniors and packing lunches.

How to Serve While Social Distancing — Cindy Greenberg, President and CEO of Repair the World 
Eight ways to be of service while minimizing contact with others.

COVID-19 Giving: A Curated List of Local Organizations — Amplifier, Repair the World and Avodah
A list of local organizations to support who are providing direct services to vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donor Registration — Gift of Life
Join the Gift of Life registry to see if you are a match for a patient in need of a transplant and you’ll get swab kit sent straight to your house.

Send Protective Supplies to the Elderly — The Blue Card
Contribute alcohol-based hand sanitizer, gloves, tissues and paper towels to Holocaust survivors.

COVID-19 Giving Guide  Amplifier
Giving in a time of crisis can feel overwhelming. This guide will help you navigate a path towards meaningful, values-aligned giving, no matter the size of the gift.

Virtual Pop-Up Giving Circle Facilitation Guide  Amplifier
Learn how to launch a giving circle, a way to pool funds with others to make charitable gifts.


Shabbat Alone — OneTable
Resources and opportunities for you to connect virtually and bring in Shabbat, even when you're alone.

BBYO On Demand — BBYO
An online space for teens with programming on a TV channel-style schedule.

Hillel@Home — Hillel International
A hub for virtual meet-ups and online gatherings for Jewish and Jew-ish college students from around the world.

A hub with opportunities to learn about, advocate for and assist refugees and asylum seekers today.

Self Care & Stress Reduction Webinar — IsraAID
Join trauma expert Dr. Debra Kalmanowitz for a session focused on self-care and improving your mental health during this crisis. Multiple times offered, choose one that works best for you.

Sofa Story Club— ROI Community member Rachel Rose Reid
Attend events from the comfort of your couch led by artists from around the world! Proceeds go to charities selected by the artists.

Days of Gratitude — Schusterman Fellows Anat SilverstoneHeather WolfsonJoelle BermanShuki Taylor and Yael Milgalter
A 10-day global effort featuring a rotating menu of activities and prompts to help you and those around you share gratitude. Happening May 22-30.

Virtual Career Expo — Masa Israel and Hillel International
Get connected with recruiters from more than 70 employers and graduate programs. Open to anyone seeking full-time jobs, internships or graduate school opportunities. Happening Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1.

DAWN: An All-Night Cultural Arts Festival Celebrating Shavuot — Reboot
Be part of a night immersed in music, comedy, food, learning and conversation, all presented by some of the greatest artists, rabbis and thinkers of our generation. Happening May 28 beginning at 10 pm ET.