War in Israel Resources:

Current Resources

For the first time since the Gulf War in 1991, a sovereign nation has directly attacked Israel. Last night, The Islamic Republic of Iran launched over 300 cruise missiles and drones toward the Jewish state. 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte stands firmly behind Israel's right to self-defense against such blatant acts of aggression. Iran's long-standing support for terrorist groups like Hamas, responsible for the October 7 attacks, and Hezbollah, as well as its relentless pursuit of Israel's destruction, underscore the urgent need for Israel to protect its citizens.

4/14/24 - JFNA update

Secure Community Network has released this update and CSI New York has urged the community to "stay calm and carry on."

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) hosted a webinar on 4/14
about the situation in Israel. Watch the recording, which includes updates from the IDF and Ambassador Herzog.

Passover Without Fear: Preparedness & Security Considerations In Today's World
Wednesday, April 17 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Join Webinar
Join the Secure Community Network (SCN) and co-sponsors, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), for a pre-Passover briefing on the threat environment and best practices to keep this Passover season as safe, secure, and welcoming as possible.

 Middle East crisis: visual guide to Iran’s attack on Israel
Article that includes video and images explaining the course of event, weapons involved, and the international actors involved. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/14/middle-east-crisis-visual-guide-to-irans-attack-on-israel  

Israel’s multilayered air-defense system protected it from Iran’s drone and missile strike.
The Associated Press explaining briefly the types of Missile Defense Systems that Israel and Allies utilized. https://apnews.com/article/israel-iran-missile-defense-iron-dome-arrow-bbf6330918da036f2e000360556a81f6

On October 7th, the Iranian-backed Hamas terrorist group, committed the deadliest single-day massacre on Jewish people since the Holocaust. The brave military forces of the State of Israel are responding and will continue to defend our beloved Jewish state.

This page will be regularly updated with resources and ways you can help support Israel from afar.

When collective action is needed, Jewish Federations are there.

Am Yisrael Chai.


Jewish Federations have opened a fund to support Israel.

100% of your donation will go toward supporting victims of terror and addressing the these urgent humanitarian needs caused by the horrific attacks in Israel.


Tell your federal, state, and local elected officials and representatives to support Israel.

We are not alone.

Read statements of support from our elected officials. Click Here

October 7 Resources:

The 10/7 Project
The 10/7 Project
is an organized effort to counter the disinformation about the attacks of October 7th and Israel’s response, especially aimed at the key media and government influencers.

Israel Events Explainer from The Times of Israel
A short explainer of the events of October 7th, 2023 from The Times of Israel

Hostages and Missing Families Forum
Over 130 innocent civilians, soldiers, Israelis and non-Israelis including babies, children, elderly, women and men, still remain hostage in Gaza by Hamas. Bring Them Home Now.

Additional Resources:

Speaking with your Children about these Traumatic Events
The Child-Mind Institute has tips for speaking to our children about these horrific events.
Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event can be found Here in English, and Here in Hebrew

Kveller has published a very helpful guide broken down by age group
How to Talk to Kids About What’s Happening in Israel Right Now

Fight Misinformation, Disinformation, and Biased Media Literacy
To recognize, distinguish and address these types of bad information, check out this Media Literacy Resource.

Emotional/Mental Health Support
The horrific events unfolding in Israel are understandably triggering fear, anxiety, anger and more, especially among people with close personal ties to Israelis or with children or other relatives serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. Those in need of emotional support and/or mental health services should contact Jewish Family Services (JFS) at 704-364-6594 or email info@jfscharlotte.org


Times of Israel
The Jerusalem Post



Top Podcasts on Israel Featured on the Times of Israel

On Demand Webinars:

A Conversation with former Member of Knesset and Author, Dr. Einat Wilf.
Click Here
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