AM ISRAEL CHAI!
The Temple-Tifereth Israel and the Union for Reform Judaism stands in complete solidarity with the people of Israel. We encourage you to utilize this page as a resource for ways to give, engage, and communicate while we walk through this moment together.
INTRODUCING THE 10.7 TASK FORCE
The Temple-Tifereth Israel’s 10.7 Task Force is a coordinated mobilization of staff and congregants in response to the massacres that occurred in Israel on October 7, 2023, and the resulting needs of our members.
The Task Force will create programming along with opportunities for action. We will stand TOGETHER with Israel to strengthen and demonstrate resolve for Jews in our community and around the world.
Future programs will encompass spaces for dialogue: how to talk with your children about the war, the media: fighting misinformation, critical thinking, antisemitism and finding hope!
If you have special talents and/or would like to enhance the 10.7 Task Force efforts with your expertise, kindly e-mail Clergy Coordinator Amy Aquila at email@example.com
If you are in a position to give financial assistance during this crisis, todah rabah! Many organizations are worthy of support. Please research them, however, before making a donation, to ensure that your generous support is going to the right place. Here are some links that The Temple has approved as good places to start.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland – Israel Emergency Campaign
The Jewish Federation of North America
Magen David Adom (Israel’s Emergency Ambulance & Blood Bank Service)
Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces
Join us in Washington DC on Tuesday, November 14th!
Join the Cleveland Jewish community for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. where we will rally with the American Jewish community in solidarity with Israel. Federation will provide free, same day bus transportation for all who would like to travel with us that day.
Click here to register.
We can stay diligent by writing to our local representatives to thank them for their support of Israel and by urging them to influence those in power. If you wish to send your own communications to a legislator, click here.
Tikkun Olam is a such a strong foundational principal within our community and we have already seen some of our own congregants doing so much to help Israel right now. Below are just a couple of examples. Have you setup a campaign or an innovative way to support Israel in this time of need? Let us help you spread the word. Send information to Temple President Beth Dery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT ISRAEL
We know these conversations are difficult should you choose to have them. Here are some resources.
Here are some trusted news sources to gain accurate and up-to-date information about what’s going on in Israel and its impact on the rest of the world.
Times of Israel for up to the minute developments in Israel
Eyewitness & Survivor Stories from the Massacre in Israel | October7
Jewish People’s Policy Institute – Daily briefings on the war
Mapping the Massacres
This site shows a map of the October 7 massacre with a red dot for every person killed and a black dot for every person abducted by Hamas. Clicking on any dot will show the name and picture (if available) of the victim with age and last known location.
Request a Yard Sign
Show your support of Israel by requesting and picking up a yard sign through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Quantities are limited and you can choose from WE STAND WITH ISRAEL AGAINST TERRORISM or #BringThemHomeNow.
A WORD FROM OUR CLERGY
“Be Jewish. Be unapologetically, dedicatedly committed to our values, our tradition, our people.” – Rabbi Yael Dadoun
Watch Rabbi Dadoun’s complete Nefesh Shabbat sermon from Friday, October 13th – the first Shabbat following the attacks.