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Materials re Israel and Hamas for CBS Women's November Study Group

Background Information For Congregation Brith Shalom
Women’s Study Group
November 27, 2023
 by Sandy Weiner

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An Article of Interest

A Liberal California Mom’s Reckoning
Picking up the pieces from a shattered world view
By Melissa Freed Cohen

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

A Way to Act

We know everyone is hurting. Here is a way for you to take action.

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston has opened a fund to meet the immediate and ongoing needs on the ground. Visit to donate now.
Jewish Federations have identified the following urgent priority needs requiring our immediate collective assistance:  

  • Basic Needs: Food and financial assistance for impacted families, the elderly, and the homebound.
  • Evacuation, Housing, Respite, and Support for Frontline Communities:  Including support for communities under fire and for new olim living in absorption centers through evacuations, temporary housing, respite trips, children’s activities, and increased security.  
  • Funds for Victims of Terror: The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Funds for Victims of Terror is a key part of our standing emergency response capacity that provides immediate cash grants to families and individuals who have been impacted by acts of terror and violence, for post-trauma care, etc.  
  • Trauma Relief and Psychosocial Care: To support widescale trauma relief and psychosocial support with expanded capabilities through telephone hotlines; providing direct care to first responders, Lone Soldiers, the injured, and families whose relatives were murdered, injured, or abducted; training and support for caregivers and responders including hospital emergency teams and municipal teams.  
  • Emergency Medical Services and Healthcare: Medical supplies and equipment for first responders and hospitals in close proximity to the front line.  

Where the Money is Going
100% of the funds will be distributed to support victims of terror, medical support, trauma recovery, crisis management, and direct lifesaving relief efforts via our trusted overseas partners who know the needs on the ground such as the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee, and others.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston has opened a local fund that will be disbursed to provide relief in connection with Jewish Federations of North America.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston is in close contact with their overseas partners and they anticipate an unprecedented need to assist victims of terror and their families. Now, more than ever, they need your support. Israel will prevail and the Jewish people will stand together as we always do. Am Yisrael Chai.

Click here to give to the Support for Israel Fund.
Please note in your grant description “Support for Israel Fund."



USCJ has compiled a list of resources to support Israel. These will be updated as more resources become available. If you have additional resources to share, please send them to Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak at

Tefillah Resources - USCJ has compiled Tefillah resources all in one place on our Israel resource page. You can view the page here.


USCJ and our Masorti Movement in Israel are partnering with Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to send aid directly to vetted nonprofits on the ground in Israel. 100% of proceeds go to Israel, and will also benefit projects linked to our Masorti communities. Please donate by clicking here.

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