We stand united as a community and with Israel. We are committed to standing up for, being well informed, and effectively helpful toward Israel in this dark hour. Some of the ways that you can be of assistance are listed below.
DONATE FUNDS to the organization of your choice:
Jewish Federations of North America – Operation Swords of Iron-Israel Emergency Fund
There are many other organizations doing good work in Israel. Visit ejewishphilanthropy.com for their list of organizations that are working to provide immediate aid and long-term assistance to our Israeli brothers and sisters.
You can purchase a ‘We Stand With Israel’ lawn sign for $36. All proceeds will be donated to IDF Elite Search & Rescue Unit 669. Thank you to Creative Print Group for their generous in-kind donation of the signs and printing. To place your order click here.
ATTEND PRO-ISRAEL EVENTS:
Rally Against Anti-Semitism
Sunday, December 10 – 11:30am to 1pm
Location: Liberty Bell Center, 5th and Market, Philadelphia
In response to the alarming increase in anti-Semitism globally and recent incidents in Philadelphia, the Israeli American Council – IAC Philadelphia invite individuals from all faiths to come together this Hanukkah. This rally is a resolute call to action against antisemitism, hatred, and terror aimed to dispel the darkness with our collective light and humanity. – Learn more here.
Price: $75 per person – GET TICKETS HERE
ADVOCATE FOR ISRAEL:
Email your representative and local elected officials. They all have websites with easy links and forms to reach their offices directly.
To contact Representative Donald Norcross, click here.
To contact Senator Cory Booker, click here.
To contact Senator Bob Menendez, click here.
AJC has made it easy to advocate, click here.
To thank Governor Murphy for supporting Israel, click here.
PRAY FOR ISRAEL:
Prayer helps us to focus on what is truly important to us and our community. We are adding the Prayer for the IDF to our Shabbat services, and a Prayer for Israel, the IDF, and those held captive, and including the injured in our regular prayers for healing. Join us for minyan online or in person, come to Shabbat on Friday night and Saturday – now is the time to show strength and resolve as a Jewish community, and one way we do that is by regularly gathering together at our synagogue home.
To download the Prayer for the IDF, click here.
STAY WELL INFORMED:
There are many sources of information about what is happening in Israel.
New! Helpline for anti-Semitic incidents on campus – For more information, click here.
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism – we are part of a larger movement that has been Zionist since its origin and have a voice and role in connection to that affiliation. To find its recommended list of resources, click here.
The Rabbinical Assembly has also been compiling a list of helpful resources and Israel updates, click here.
Subscribe (free) to the daily update from ejewishphilanthropy.com (their newsletter is called Your Daily Phil).
REACH OUT TO ISRAELIS:
Send texts, WhatsApp messages, emails and more. It matters!
The AJC created an easy form to write a message of support, click here.
Rabbi Englander speaking and leading a Prayer for Israel at Unity Rally in Philadelphia – October 16, 2023