As Israel and the entire Jewish people endures its worst crisis in many decades, connecting to community is more important than ever. We pray for comfort, strength, safety and peace for all innocent human beings in the region, who are suffering beyond measure at this time. Here Is a list of resources to help you navigate this moment. This list will be updated as we learn of new resources and opportunities.
TOS will have a limited supply of “We Stand with Israel” lawn signs. Please email Rachel to reserve one. Lawn signs can be picked up at TOS.
FOR REGULAR NEWS UPDATES
We recommend following The Times of Israel for the most up-to-date, matter-of-fact reporting on the unfolding news.
CJP’s Daily News Roundup – Israel and Global Jewry
JewishBoston.com – Israel Under Attack
Union for Reform Judaism (urj.org) – Reform Leaders Respond to Hamas Terrorist Attacks in Israel
URJ’s recorded virtual gathering Emergency Update: Standing in Solidarity with Israel 10.9.23
JCRC Boston (jcrcboston.org) – Israel at War
World Union for Progressive Judaism (wupj.org) – WUPJ Statement on Unprecedented Terror Attacks in Israel
A Message from Rabbi Marc Baker, CJP President and CEO – Youtube
Identity/Crisis Podcast – Shalom Hartman Institute – Hartman US President Yehudah Kurtzer
#BlueRibbonsforIsrael: A symbol of solidarity for the hostages and their families
The blue ribbon symbolizes support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel. It also symbolizes solidarity with the hostages, their families, and all who care about their safety. Send this powerful message by wearing your ribbon or tying a ribbon around a tree outside your home. Click here for more information.
Mothers Against College Antisemitism – Facebook group
Recording of Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) CEO Jeremy Burton with nationally recognized expert Dr. Rachel Fish. She discusses resources and tools to engage people in conversations about Israel, both in person and on social media. – Youtube
“Never Again is Now” – speech by Dr. Mijal Bitton
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
MOT Parenting: Older Teens and Beyond – Facebook group
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Unpacked for Educators – “Unpacking the War with Your Students” Webinar – Webinar Registration – Zoom
October 11th, 2023 at 8pm EST/5pm PDT – This webinar is free. Registration is required.
Israel is at war, our educators are here to help you frame the context and navigate difficult conversations with your students. Join Noam Weissman, Avi Posen, and Sarah Gordon, to discuss best practices to help your students process the extremely difficult situation that continues to unfold in Israel.
RESOURCES FOR REFLECTION
American Friends of Magen David Adom (afmda.org) – Former-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering matching contributions to Magen David Adom, Israel’s paramedics and emergency medial response organization.
Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize winning organization that provides medical help where it is needed most.
DrorIsrael – (friend of Barak Sella)
Medical Volunteers for Israel – If you are a medical provider, the Israel Ministry of Health is seeking volunteers who are licensed doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc. and is ensuring pre-clearance of medical licenses to get more providers on the ground. More information and the form to sign up can be found on the Israel Ministry of Health website.
Operation Swords of Iron – Israel Crisis 2023 – This is the Jewish Federations of North America’s fund, and is the URJ’s recommended way to give to support Israel at this time
Supply IDF soldiers on the frontline with life-saving gear: Hundreds of thousands of reservists have been mobilized to the front line. While they will be risking their lives, they are fitted with outdated gear from the 80s. This donation will make sure we fit the soldiers with the best protective gear out there. Every Ceramic vest + helmet is $500. To donate please click the link: https://bit.ly/swordsofironidf
World Central Kitchen (wck.org)
World Union for Progressive Judaism (wupj.org) – Emergency appeal to help Israeli victims of terror