about us

Our history

Israel Friends is committed to saving lives, supporting those affected by the ongoing crisis, and delivering help where it’s needed the most. Operating under the 501c3 Worldwide Friends Foundation, our team brings decades of logistical and supply chain management experience from a variety of careers to spark impactful action.

For many of us, our skills were honed by delivering critical lifesaving aid under the banner of Ukraine Friends, the first mission of the Worldwide Friends Foundation. Launched in the aftermath of Russia’s unjust invasion of Ukraine, our sister organization has successfully delivered over $35 million in aid to date directly to those in need.

As a result, Israel Friends was founded and began operating within 24 hours following the events of October 7, 2023, efficiently and effectively delivering essential equipment, medical supplies, and humanitarian aid, and will continue to do so as long as the state of Israel needs our support.


“It is our responsibility to help Israel protect its civilians.”

Teddy Raskin

Co-Founder, Worldwide Friends


In the face of unique challenges, your unwavering support has enabled us to respond swiftly and effectively, embodying the spirit of collaboration and compassion that defines our organization.

We came to Israel to deliver critical aid and to show the world we stand together. “Never Again” is all of our responsibility. The Israeli people are not alone. Jews and those who stand up for democracy all over the world are united once again.
Besides for the pain and human suffering of those affected by the historically brutal Hamas terrorist attack on Oct 7, the resilience, strength (“Koach”), and resolve of the Jewish people cannot be denied.

The Jewish people have over 3,000 years of thriving life in Jerusalem. This is supported by carbon-dated archeological evidence, and is widely documented across other physical non-negotiable artifacts.

The basic values of family, education, philanthropy, and community are what enable Israel to shine as the lone democracy in the region. Even amidst the most blatant antisemitism since the Holocaust, and most horrific terror attack in the nation’s history, we will protect Israel at all costs.

Israel and the Jewish people have a right to exist.
Israel lives.
Israel will always live.
Am Yisrael Chai

Meet the Israel Friends Founders

Our Founding Partners

Israel Friends would not be able to achieve our mission without the support and backing of our invaluable founding partners. Thank you for standing with us, enabling us to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of those who depend on us.


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