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Rabbi Berg's Trip to Israel

Join Rabbi Berg to learn more about his trip:

ways to support

- Check in with Israeli friends and family, including Israelis here in the US, to let them know you are thinking about them. To our Temple members who are Israeli and those who have relatives in Israel, we especially send love and support.  

- Donate to the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta's Israel Emergency Relief FundMagen David Adom or Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), and IsraAID to provide immediate assistance to victims of this war and support to those fighting, as well as other organizations in Israel to which you are connected. 

- The Temple, in partnership with the Jewish National Fund, is supporting the design of a bomb shelter in an area that it is needed most with the hope that a bright and cheerful mural will lift spirits. Donate here.

- Donate pizza to IDF solders or purchase items from the IDF Ops Wish List.

- Follow reputable news sources and stay informed. We know that when events in Israel are in the headlines, we are often asked more questions by co-workers, neighbors, and friends. We do not have to be political scientists, but we can share what we know and how we feel about what is happening.  

- Support Israeli businesses when you purchase goods and services to help the Israeli economy.

Mental Health resources & Talking to your children

- If you need mental health support, please visit The Temple's ShalomCare site. For urgent assistance, call or text 988 to get help now. If you are ill or in need, please reach out to our clergy at 404-874-1731. If The Temple is closed, one of clergy can be contacted on the emergency page by selecting option #3.

- A message from JF&CS: We are keenly aware that many in our Atlanta community are concerned for loved ones, awash in grief and experiencing fear. If you or a loved one needs emotional support, JF&CS is available to help. Call 770.677.9399, text 678.460.9018, or email israelsupport@jfcsatl.org.

briefings, AnalYSes & webinars

The Center for Israel Education compiles excellent resources and updates.  

                           

letters of Support

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Senator Elena C. Parent, District 42, State of Georgia
The Most Reverend Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM Conv., Archbishop of Atlanta

Other Recommended Resources & actions

Donate to organizations providing aid to Israelis: 

HOSPITALS 

  • Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (matching donations) 
  • Barzilai Hospital: Located in hard-hit Ashkelon, hospital was hit by rocket fire 
  • Soroka Medical Center: Located Be’er Sheva, in southern Israel 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES 

  • Bayit Cham: Providing therapy for children in Gaza border-area communities 
  • ERAN: Mental health crisis hotline 
  • NATAL: The Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center 
  • One Family Fund: Emergency grief and trauma counseling 
  • The Sderot Foundation: Sderot is a Gaza border town 

AID FOR SOLDIERS 

  • Bayit Brigade: Emergency support for lone soldiers, those without family in Israel 
  • Belev Echad: Providing aid to wounded soldiers 
  • Friends of the IDF: Providing support to soldiers, veterans and their families 
  • The Giving Back Fund: Helping Israeli soldiers fly back to Israel 
  • Latet: Providing front line soldiers with emergency aid kits 

U.S. JEWISH GROUPS HELPING AFFILIATES IN ISRAEL 

Contact your congressional representatives

  • Ask that your U.S. Representative and Senators co-sponsor and vote in favor of legislation helping Israelis in their urgent time of need: 

NOMINATION 

  • Senate approval for Jack Lew as America’s ambassador to Israel 

BILLS 

RESOLUTIONS 

College Student Resources & Ways you can stand with israel

 
Read and Share Explainers and Other Articles: Get the facts and help educate others. 

Listen to Podcasts:  

Watch Videos and Webinars: 

Take Action: 

www.adl.org 

https://www.hillel.org/confronting-antisemitism/ 

www.standwithus.com  

Unpacked video: Hamas-Israel War Has Changed Everything 

 

Tue, May 21 2024 13 Iyar 5784