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Resources to Support Israel
Please consider donating to the organizations assisting those affected by the War in Israel. Your contribution can make a significant difference in providing aid and support to the countless individuals in need.
Hadassah Hospital: Your support is urgently needed to purchase medical supplies, essential equipment, and other indispensable devices for healing and saving the lives of some of Israel’s most severely injured victims.
Friends of the IDF: 100% of your contribution will go to meet the emergency humanitarian needs of IDF soldiers. Your contribution will be matched, dollar for dollar, by Cheryl and Haim Saban.
Magen David Adom: Your donation will help outfit ambulances with lifesaving equipment and wound-stanching dressing, support MDA’s Blood Services to enable hospitals to save lives by providing essential blood for the injured, and provide personal-protection equipment, such as ballistic vests, to make our EMTs and paramedics as safe as possible under these horrendous conditions. Your donation will be matched 1:1 by Michael Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies, doubling your impact at this time of crisis.
JGive: All donations collected are distributed daily to charities that offer relief services, support for combat units, welfare, equipment, food, and other necessities to the victims of the war and their families.
Brothers and Sisters in Israel: A call to action over the brutal attack on Israel. This organization supports for victims and their families, provides meals and clothing, hosts displaced families from the warzone, and sets-up ad-hoc logistic centers at the heart of Israel for clothing and pharma supplies
The Israel Coalition: The Israel Trauma Coalition provides a holistic-collaborative approach that includes knowledge, tools and resources for optimal emergency preparedness, professional support, focused on the rapid recovery of the individual, community and strengthening national resilience.
United Hatzalah of Israel: A community-based volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization committed to providing the fastest response to medical emergencies across Israel even prior the arrival of ambulances and completely free of charge.
ADL Recommended Resources
Tis the Season for Difficult Conversations: A Guide to Online and Offline Discourse: Useful for Thanksgiving conversations that are likely to arise
Resources for Americans in Israel
SMART TRAVELER ENROLLMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Julia Brownley, member of Congress, is working hard to assist constituents in Israel who want to leave the country. U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll their contact information in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step. To contact the embassy in Israel, U.S. citizens can call (833) 890-9595 or (606) 641-0131.
Constituents seeking assistance regarding family members in Israel should contact Julia Brownley’s offices in Thousand Oaks at (805) 379-1779. Information is also available on the web at https://juliabrownley.house.gov.
Resources for Families
How to Talk to Children About the Conflict in Israel | Reform Judaism
Excerpt: “There are no simple answers, but Jewish tradition teaches us to face difficult questions and difficult times by gathering together to develop responses that best reflect our values. It is in this spirit that we offer some suggestions, knowing that every parent, grandparent, teacher and friend will adapt these to create responses that are right for the children in their lives.”
How to Talk to Kids About What’s Happening in Israel Right Now | Kveller
“The unfolding tragedy in Israel is hard to comprehend, but every child deserves an age-appropriate and honest conversation.”
How to Talk to Children About the Violence in Israel and Gaza | NPR
Excerpt: “The news is alarming for anyone — and especially for children, who may be left grappling with questions about why other children are among those affected, and whether they are safe. Here’s some advice on how to get started with talking to kids about the conflict.”
How to Explain the Israel-Hamas War to Your Children | Parents
“While it’s tempting to avoid talking about the war with your kids, experts share it’s generally better to discuss it.”
Supporting Youth Affected by the Violence in Israel and Gaza: Tips for Families and Educators
“Caregivers and educators can help children and youth feel safe by helping them understand what is going on factually, how events do or do not affect their lives, and how to manage their emotional reactions.”
Resources for College Students
PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES TO JEWISH STUDENTS FACING ANTISEMITISM
Hillel International, ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, announced the new Campus Antisemitism Legal Line (CALL), a free legal protection helpline for students who have experienced antisemitism.
Any student, family, faculty, or staff member can text “CALLhelp” to 51555 to report incidents of antisemitic discrimination, intimidation, harassment, vandalism, or violence that may necessitate legal action.