Once again, on a holy day of the Jewish calendar, the people of Israel have come under attack. Once again, the brave military forces of the State of Israel are responding and will defend our beloved Jewish state. And, once again, the Jewish Federations across North America will act immediately and comprehensively to support our brothers and sisters as they defend Israel.
What can you do?
Jewish Federations are responding, working with our core partners to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedented levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack. Click here to donate.
Please urge your elected officials at the federal, state, and local level to speak out and make a clear and unequivocal statement in support for our ally Israel and its right to defend itself. Click here to take action.
The blue ribbon symbolizes support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel. It symbolizes solidarity with the hostages, their families, and all who care about their safety. Click here to learn more!
Send your thoughts and good wishes to keep up morale for those directly impacted by the terror attacks! We will forward your messages and drawings directly to our partnership region of Afula-Gilboa. Click here to send your message.
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack by Hamas against Israel, anger over the Israel-Hamas conflict is fueling the flames of hate on college and university campuses in the U.S. Jewish students are being assaulted, intimidated, and harassed because of their beliefs. Click here to urge the U.S. Department of Education to make colleges safe from antisemitism.
Below is a compilation of social media sources, where you can discover reliable, verified content to share within your network, contributing significantly to increasing global awareness about the tragic events Israel has endured since the morning of October 7th.
Noa Tishby, Israeli actress and activist
Emily Austin, Journalist and activist
Yoseph Haddad, Israeli Arab activist
Einat Wilf, Zionist Activist, former Israel MK
Hussain Abdul-Hussain, FDD Research Fellow
Rudy Rochman, Jewish rights activist
Report negative posts that violate Facebook, Instagram, or X (Twitter) rules so they can be removed. It is easy to do directly from each post.
Hillel International recommends following these journalists and news outlets on social media.
Currently, Israel is not experiencing a shortage of medical professionals due to the conflict. In the event of further strains on the health system, Nefesh B’Nefesh, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will activate to bring people to Israel. They are actively collecting names of doctors who would be willing to volunteer should the need arise. Click here to sign up. Nurses and paramedics from abroad looking to volunteer can submit their information here.
Resources in Israel
Following is critical information for family members and friends in Israel who may be in need of assistance. Please note many of these numbers and apps can only be accessed from within Israel.
- Hotline for receiving information regarding hostages: 1229
- Hotline for missing persons (Home Front Command & Israel Police): 105
- Hostages & Missing Families Forum: 03.547.7777
- National psychological care center for families of hostages & missing persons: *6754 or 076.817.7860
- Hotline for missing soldiers: 1111 (extension 5 and then 4)
- IDF Casualties Office: 03.675.5000
- ATAL Equipment Center (Technology and Logistics Division) to report shortages in equipment and food: 052.615.6256 (WhatsApp only)
- National Insurance Institute emergency hotline line for immediate assistance to injured and bereaved families: 02-6269999 (operates Sun-Thu 8 am – 8 pm, Fri 8 am – 2 pm)