Crisis in Israel: Resources to Support Yourself and Others
Last updated: 11/21/23
Upcoming Community Events
Actions Not Only Words: Philanthropy and Relationships
Monday, December 4, 1:00 pm
Shira Ruderman and Rabbi David Barak-Gorodetsky, Ph.D., will discuss how the current war reflects the relationship between communities in Israel and North America, including how the world of philanthropy is so much more than dollars, who has stepped up, how that will affect the future, and how the war and growing antisemitism in North America are influencing philanthropy. This conversation is part of a new initiative between the JCC Association of North America and Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism.
War on Campus: About Academics, Legitimacy, and War
Wednesday, December 20, 1:00 pm
Dr. Einat Wilf and Dr. Shany Mor will examine the current tensions on college campuses, how we can support our college students, and how this climate may affect the college choices of young people in the coming years. This conversation is part of a new initiative between JCC Association of North America and Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism.
A Brief History of Gaza, Hamas, and the Events of October 7
Tuesday, December 5; 8:00 pm (virtual)
The Leffell School will provide the historical context of the war and give adults developmentally appropriate language to explain the evolving situation to their children as questions arise. This event is geared toward families with children in preschools, public schools, or independent schools
An Evening of Music and Light
Thursday, December 7, 7:30 pm
Please join UJA Westchester, Westchester Jewish Council, and The Jewish Agency for Israel at Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Avenue in Tarrytown, for a musical concert to benefit Israel in her time of need. Candle lighting will be at 7:30 pm, followed by a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and others. We’ll also discover more about UJA’s critical response to mounting needs on the ground in Israel and ongoing needs in New York and around the world.
Humanitarian Relief Efforts
UJA’s Israel Emergency Relief Fund
UJA’s funds are providing critical medical care, support to displaced communities, mental health services, and more. Donate
Magen David Adom
Magen David Adom’s network of paramedics and first responders have been working around the clock to save lives and treat the injured in Israel. Donations will go towards equipment and essential medical supplies they need to continue their lifesaving response. Donate
Soroka Medical Center
The only major hospital in the Negev region has already treated over 700 patients impacted by, at least 130 of whom are in critical condition. Donate
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The ICRC is a neutral, independent, humanitarian organization, the ICRC has been present in Israel and Gaza since 1967 and improves access to essential services like water and electricity. Donate
Caring for Children
How to Talk to your Kids about a Scary Situation from PJ Library
Talking to Your Children about Israel in a Time of Crisis, Jewish Education Project
How to Talk With Kids About Tragedies & Other Traumatic News Events from the American Academy of Pediatrics