This page contains resources on the October 2023 war against Hamas following their brutal invasion and attack on Israeli civilians. We will regularly update the page with information about rallies and vigils, briefings, fundraising efforts, resources and other useful information.


Pray for Israel
In times such as these, prayer can be helpful in finding comfort, focus and resolve. Please pray for the State of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, civilian hostages held by Hamas and for lasting peace. The Central Conference of American Rabbis has compiled a free booklet of prayers.

Send Messages of Hope to Israeli Children
Ask your child to write a message or draw a picture to send to a child in Israel, and then mail your card to our PJ Library office in New York:

PJ Library
165 East 56th Street
Attn: Little Hands, Big Hearts
New York, NY 10022

Write a Letter of Support to a Lone IDF Soldier
Send a personal message of support and gratitude to an IDF Lone Soldier currently serving in the IDF. Learn more.

Raise Awareness About People Abducted by Hamas

Don’t let the world forget about the nearly 200 people — ranging in age from 3 months to 85 years old — abducted from Israel into Gaza by Hamas terrorists. Thousands of people have been hanging photos of the hostages in dozens of cities around the world. Now you can download and print posters in your neighborhood.

Write a Letter to Your Child’s School Administration
Send a message encouraging the school to make a strong statement in support of the Jewish community. Learn more.

Call Senator Chuck Schumer’s Office to Thank him for his Support
NORPAC reports that Senator Schumer’s office is being bombarded by anti-Israel calls, emails, and protests and little pro-Israel communication. You can remedy this by calling his office to thank him and show him our support. Phone calls can be made to 202-224-6542. Learn more.


Temple Emanu-El Emergency Appeal for Israel
In response to this escalating crisis, the Temple Emanu-El Board of Trustees has initiated an Emergency Appeal to Support Israel, which will be administered by the Philanthropic Fund. 100% of your donation will help fund organizations on the ground providing immediate relief where it is most needed. Give Now.

Donate to the Temple Emanu-El Supply Drive for Israel
Temple Emanu-El is holding a supply drive for United Hatzalah of Israel and Magen David Adom. For your convenience, we have set up an Amazon wish list, making it easier for you to purchase and send items directly.

Please use the address below if it doesn’t automatically populate (which is some times an issue with third-party vendors):
Temple Emanu-El – Emergency Drive for Israel
1 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065

UJA Israel Emergency Fund
The UJA Federation of New York has establishes a fund to provide emergency cash assistance for victims of the terror attack and those displaced from their homes, as well as trauma counseling, child care, burial expenses and relocation assistance. Give Now.


“When the Nearest Jew Will Do” | New York Daily News, November 16, 2023

“Help!” | Times of Israel, October 31, 2023

“It’s Time to Show Up”  | Times of Israel, October 24, 2023

“To Defend One’s Home is Righteous” | Times of Israel, October 13, 2023

“A Rabbi’s Plea” | New York Times Letter to the Editor, October 12, 2023