Temple and Community Response to War in Israel
Our community is shaken by the violent attacks in Israel and grieving for the losses suffered by our friends and family here and in Israel.
See below for opportunities to learn more about the situation, donate to efforts under way, resources for talking to our children and more. This blog post will continue to updated as more information becomes available.
Our clergy and staff are here to support you at this difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to members of our clergy and to Meredith Pryzant, Director of Member Support.
For Heaven’s Sake: Israel at War | Special podcast series presented by The Shalom Hartman Institute
Authentic Voices from iCenter | Interviews, conversations and stories across different sectors of Israeli societh
Dallas Israel Emergency Community Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas: Donate here.
Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism: Humanitarian aid to those directly affected in the Gaza region. Donate here.
Jewish Federations of North America: Support for victims, rebuilding damaged infrastructure, addressing trauma. Donate here.
Jewish Agency for Israel North American Council: Assistance to terror victims, long-term rehabilitative support. Donate here.
American Friends of Magen David Adom: Support for paramedics, first responders, first-aid providers, volunteers and staff of the organization. Donate here.
Jewish National Fund | Israel Resilience Campaign: Support for victims, evacuation assistance, front line equipment and support. Donate here.
HIAS | Support for asylum seekers and refugees. Donate here.
MAZON | Emergency Grants to Address Food Security in Israel. Donate here.
Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association | Provides temporary financial assistance to help loved ones in Israel who are in harm’s way
Hosting Israelis Stuck Abroad | Organization that matches Israelis who are stuck abroad with those who can provide a place to stay
United Hatzalah | Emergency response network of volunteers
Advocacy and Getting Involved
in Their Light | Eight stories of bravery, offered by the Jewish Agency of Israel, and ways for you to support victims of terror
Jewish Federations | Contact your elected officials
Anti-Defamation League | Resources to fight antisemitism, learn more about the Israel Hamas war and to support victims of online hate
Temple Responds Facebook Page | Keep up with rapid-response action opportunities at Temple
Legal protection hotline for students and faculty who have experienced antisemitism on campus
Talking to Children
American Jewish Committee | Links to timely articles to understand what is happening currently in Israel
Jewish Education Center of Cleveland | Resource for parents to talk to kids complete with action steps and conversation guides
Kveller.com | Age appropriate ways to talk to your children
National Child Traumatic Stress Network | Guide to how children of different ages respond to trauma and how to help them
Blue Dove Foundation | Wellness Resources for the Situation in Israel
Hey Alma: Taking Care of Yourself is a Mitzvah | 50+ suggestions to help keep calm and take a break
Playlist of songs for peace shared by Cantor Vicky Glikin
In God’s [Not Yet Perfect] House, Psalm 27:4 by Rabbi Debra Robbins
“Peace, Please” by Rabbi Karyn Kedar
“No Poetry” by Alden Solovoy