Am Yisrael Chai

On October 7, Hamas attacked Israel massacring 1300 people and taking more than 240 people as hostages. The subsequent war that Hamas’ attack set off has caused the death of dozens of IDF soldiers, the loss of lives for thousands of Palestinian civilians, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians. It has also set off a wave of antisemitic and Islamophobic attacks around the country and around the world. Many of us feel the weight of worry for our friends and family in Israel, our concern for our own safety, and our attempts to balance our values of protecting human rights and Israel’s need to protect its citizens.

This page is designed to provide resources for you – prayers, communal events, educational opportunities, fundraising campaigns, and tzedakah projects – related to the current war.

Use these links to read the blog posts from Rabbi Israel from his recent Rabbinic Mission to Israel with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington:

Rabbinic Mission to Israel – Day 1

Rabbinic Mission to Israel – Day 2

Rabbinic Mission to Israel – Days 3 & 4