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Update on the Current Situation in Israel

In recent weeks as the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalated, so did a surge of antisemitic attacks in the U.S. and around the world, including on social media.
Today, we joined our voice with ADL – Anti-Defamation League, AJC – American Jewish Committee, Hadassah, and Orthodox Union to urge the Biden Administration to speak out forcefully against this dangerous trend and stand alongside the Jewish community in the face of this wave of hate. In our letter to President Biden, we thanked him for his strong stance against antisemitism throughout his career and urged his administration to use a multi-pronged approach to confront antisemitism in partnership with the Jewish community.
Click the images to learn more about the actions needed to fight antisemitism in the US and around the world.

What can you do?

Reach out to our elected officials and urge them to continue to support Israel’s right to defend itself.

Click here to join JFNA’s action alert that will send a message to your Congressional representatives and Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey

Reach out to your family and friends in Israel

Call, text, email, your friends and family in Israel, let them know that we are with them during these difficult times.

Stay informed

Click here to watch the briefing on the Emergency Situation in Israel with Ambassador Michael Oren

Attend services this Shabbat

Many synagogues are planning a special prayer for peace in Israel. Please check with your local synagogue for dates and times.

Updates in real time

Unpacked: How did this start?

Get the most up-to-date information on recent current events:

The Jerusalem Post

Times of Israel

Haaretz

More information to come

We will provide further updates as needed as the situation unfolds.

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Esther Adelman- president

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