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Resources and analysis on the crisis:
Tools to talk about the crisis with young people in your family and your community:
Ways to take action:
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AJC Israel Emergency Fund
Experienced Emergency Educational Responders Addressing Critical Needs
In the face of Israel’s current national crisis, in partnership with local municipalities and the Home Front Command, our experienced educators are running emergency day care and educational activities in evacuation centers and hotels throughout Israel. We are organizing childcare centers in hospitals allowing medical workers to go to work while schools remain closed. Today we are helping over 22,000 children in 33 evacuation centers, 7 hospitals, and in numerous public bomb shelters throughout Israel.
For more info, visit drorisrael.org.
Hillel International joined other leading national Jewish organizations and world-renowned law firms to create a dedicated, free legal helpline for Jewish students and faculty impacted by antisemitism on campus, named the Campus Antisemitism Legal Line (CALL). With antisemitism in the U.S. and on campus reaching all-time highs in the wake of the October 7 terrorist attack on Israel, this new resource comes at a critical moment for the Jewish community, and for Jewish college students and families.
A legal team from Hillel International, the ADL, the Brandeis Center, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP will direct volunteer lawyers from several law firms who will assess reports of antisemitic discrimination and hate, conduct information-gathering interviews, and provide pro bono representation for victims who choose to move forward with specific cases.
All legal services will be provided at no cost to students, faculty, families, and community members impacted by antisemitism. Requests for legal assistance can be submitted through our website at legal-protection.org, or by texting “CALLhelp” to 51555 to receive free, 24/7 support. By working together with our partners, Hillel aims to make this process as easy as possible for students and families seeking legal services and support.
Support for Classroom Discussion on the Hamas-Israel War
In collaboration with the Jewish Book Council, JBI is recording Israeli writers’ firsthand accounts, as shared with and published by JBC, to increase the accessibility of these accounts for individuals who are blind, have low vision, or are print-disabled. You can listen to these pieces at https://jbilibrary.org/jbi-jbc. We will continue to add recordings to this page, as they become available. Learn more here – https://www.jbilibrary.org/
Please take care of yourself and the emotions we are all carrying at this moment.
On behalf of The Jewish Education Project, in partnership with Foundation for Jewish Camp, Prizmah, and The Jewish Federations of North America, your students and teachers are invited to participate in a letter writing campaign to support Israelis.
There are two sets of letters being requested.
Please upload all the letters and drawings into these folders. They will be shared directly with educators and students in Israel.
Letters for students:
Letters for teachers:
If you have any questions, please reach out to Alaina Shuman.
PJ Library and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation have a deep, unshakable connection to the State of Israel. We are proud to share stories with families around the globe that celebrate Israel and promote a sense of responsibility to the country and its people. If you are struggling, as many of us do, to navigate conversations about events in Israel with your children or grandchildren, we’ve compiled a shortlist of resources. Click here.
TORAH FOR THIS MOMENT: During this difficult time for the Jewish people, Torah has the ability to help us think about our values and our responsibilities. Elana Stein Hain will teach a three-part series on Wednesdays, 12-12:30 pm ET. REGISTER HERE >
StandWithUs has resources available for students, parents, educators, on all levels, about the war in Israel and how to speak about it.
Below, please see resources regarding middle school and please see attached for high schools. More to come.
This is in addition to the information, FAQs, action items, social media resources and more found in our Situation Room – https://www.standwithus.com/situationroom.
#BlueRibbonsforIsrael is a unity campaign in support of the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel. It symbolizes solidarity with the hostages, their families, and all who care about their safety. Are you wearing your ribbon?
Join the Blue Ribbon Campaign, organized by Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and co-sponsored by USCJ and the Rabbinical Assembly (RA), to show support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel.
At times of tragedy we need each other more than ever. If you need assistance at this difficult time, please write Gillian Rittmaster at email@example.com or call her at 914-761-0600 x2142. Let us find strength as a community and stand together in hope for a better world
Here are 3 agencies that have indicated Hebrew speaking counseling services, Most of them also offer virtual/Zoom
Contact Elected Officials
Take action now to urge the UN and Congress to demand that Hamas release the 199 hostages currently being held by Hamas in Gaza. Writing your members of Congress only takes 15 seconds through this online portal organized by AJC.
Display Lawn Signs and Ribbons
Show your public support of Israel through lawn signs available for pick-up at the synagogue office beginning this Friday. And grab a blue ribbon on Shabbat morning as TIC joins so many other organizations participating in the Blue Ribbons for Israel campaign. Post on social media using #BlueRibbonsforIsrael.