The evening of May 20, Israel and Hamas announced a ceasefire after 14 days of unrest, rocket attacks, and air strikes. As we look with hope toward an end to the conflict — and no more innocent lives lost — we continue to educate, inform, and take action.
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TribeTalk: Helping Our Teens Navigate Antisemitism
Wednesday, June 16 | 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Join Dr. Rachel Fish — along with parents and educators — for an interactive conversation about supporting your teens and their experiences with antisemitism on social media and in their community.
JCRC Speaker Series: Raz Shmilovich
Tuesday, June 1
Israeli tour educator Raz Shmilovich and his family live in Moshav Netiv Ha’asarah, the closest Israeli community to the Gaza strip and the target of continuous Hamas rocket attacks for the past two weeks. Raz spoke about life on the border, and how residents have had to adapt during outbreaks with Hamas in Gaza.
Tools for Articulating Your Support for Israel Under Fire
Watch the recording of a facilitated conversation for teens and parents, featuring Dr. Rachel Fish.
What’s Happening in Jerusalem: A Panel with Miri Eisin, Khaled Abu Toameh, and Ambassador Dennis Ross
Watch the recording of a conversation moderated by Hillel student leaders, Bianca Kermani (University of California, San Diego 2021) and Ben Lefkowitz (Gann Academy grad, Emory University 2022). Together, they explain what is happening in Israel and perspectives on the road ahead for Israelis and Palestinians.
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Friday, May 14
CJP has approved a $100,000 emergency grant to support people in harm’s way in Israel. Funds were provided to the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and will be distributed to longstanding partners working on the ground in Israel. Of the total grant, $50,000 is designated to support The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), which provides psychological services and offers immediate support to victims of terror.
A quick yet effective message from a Northeastern student, thanking the Biden administration for supporting Israel, shared by the Israel Campus Roundtable.
Boston Stands with Israel: A Virtual Community Gathering
Friday, May 14
Watch the recording of our virtual event where leaders from CJP, JCRC, other organizational partners, and Boston’s Jewish community gathered for a morning of words and song. We stood together in support of Israel’s right to defend itself from terror while praying for the safety and well-being of all innocent people – Israeli and Palestinian – who are in harm's way.
Isaac Herzog, Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel
Rabbi Elaine Zecher, Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel of Boston
Ambassador Meron Reuben, Consul General of Israel to New England
Nahma Nadich, Deputy Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston
Lital Carmel, Regional Director, Israeli American Council
Friday, May 14
Solidarity Rally in Haifa
More than 300 Arab and Jewish residents participated in a solidarity rally at Beit HaGefen in Haifa to prevent the escalation of violence. Participants, including the Deputy mayor of Haifa (who is an Israeli-Arab woman) expressed their desire for a mutual dialog, healing, and to build bridges to live as a shared society.