Israel is at war.

In the wake of these heinous terrorist attacks, we are HERE4YOU and here to help Israel.

This page is constantly being updated. Please check back for up to date information and resources.

Upcoming Events

RUN for their LIVES

Suffolk County

Global run/walk event calling for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas. Please wear red to help bring and raise awareness of this situation.

Every Sunday | 10:00 am
Northgate Shopping Center (parking lot)
1159 Jericho Tpk.
Commack, NY

For any questions, contact [email protected]

Nassau County

Global run/walk event calling for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas. Please wear red to help bring and raise awareness of this situation.

Every Sunday | 10:00 am
Parking lot of Ivaronne at Country Pointe
Plainview, NY

For more information, please contact Shira Weiss, 917-573-2236

Secretary Guterres, What is Hamas Kidnapped Your Loved Ones? 

Join every week in front of the Secretary-General UN residence to demand: Bring them home now! Until they are safely returned to their loved ones.

Every Friday | 9:00 am
3 Sutton Place

Dress code: Bring them home / black t-shirt

Shine a Light on Antisemitism

Antisemitism is intensifying. Our efforts to fight it must be ever stronger. Help Shine A Light to dispel the darkness and to say: enough is enough! Bring your friends. Bring your family. And, most important, bring your light!

Suffolk County

Heroines and Heroes of Light 

At the Suffolk Y JCC

Join us as we welcome a delegation of Heroes of the October 7th Terrorist attack in Israel. Meet these heroes, Shani Teshuva (Kibbutz Zikim), Ofer & Ronny Kisin, (Kerem Shalom), and Hila Fakliro (Supernova Festival), honor them, and listen to their stories. Together we will stand in solidarity and light the world in blue and white on the Seventh day of Chanukah.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 11:00 am
At the SYJCC
74 Hauppauge Rd.
Commack, NY

FREE and open to the community.

Registration required

To Register, please

At MakomNY

Join us as we welcome a delegation of Heroes of the October 7th Terrorist attack in Israel. Meet these heroes, Shani Teshuva (Kibbutz Zikim), Ofer & Ronny Kisin, (Kerem Shalom), and Hila Fakliro (Supernova Festival), honor them, and listen to their stories. Together we will stand in solidarity and light the world in blue and white on the eighth day of Chanukah.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Doors open | 7:15 pm
600 Broadway
Bethpage, NY

FREE and open to the community.

For questions, contact [email protected]

Registration required

To Register, please

SYJCC and Friend Entertainment USA presents
Rock for Israel

Honoring the legendary Music of the Eagles
Starring Fast Lane Eagles Tribute

Saturday, January 13, 2024 | 7:30 pm
At the SYJCC
74 Hauppauge Rd.
Commack, NY

Tickets $45

To purchase tickets, please

Can’t make the event but still want to donate? Please,

Shabbat B’yachad Across Suffolk

#LightupforShabbat 

Help us participate in #LightForIsrael, a global Shabbat commemoration for the fallen and support Israel and the country’s people as they ensure the challenges of war.

Let the world know that movement wide, JCC’s Stand with Israel

#LightitupSuffolk

At this time of uncertainty and sadness, it is important for us all to unite together in strength and connection. The lighting of Shabbat candles brings with it a sense of calm and an opportunity to reset for all ages. Therefore, we are asking our Jewish Community, friends and neighbors across Suffolk County to commit to lighting Shabbat candles, as we stand with Israel.

Light your Shabbat candles and with a prayer for the State of Israel.  We plan to continue this effort weekly, and hope you will do the same. Together we can make an impact, and together we can bring in the light.

Shabbat for the Hostages

EDUCATE- Stay Informed

#EndCampusJewHate

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear from a very special guest speaker, Asaf Eyal. Asaf resigned as a student instructor at Colombia University’s School of Social Work, due to “the university’s inability to stand for what is right”. We strongly encourage college students to attend, in addition to all other age groups.

Thursday, January 4, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Temple Or Elohim, A Community Reform Congregation
18 Tobie Lane
Jericho, NY

#EndCampusJewHate | #StandWithIsrael | #FlipYourDiploma 

To RSVP, please call 516-433-9888 x14 or email [email protected]

ACTION: Ways you can help
DONATIONS

Israel Emergency Fund 

UJA Federation New York is working to make emergency cash assistance for victims in Israel. Critically needed trauma counseling. Care for children in shelters. Burial expenses. Funds to relocate people to safer areas. The needs are without precedent and mounting every day.

By making a gift, you’re ensuring that we can strengthen these critical efforts in the days and weeks ahead. Please give as generously as possible.

Care Packages to Special Units of the Israel Defense Forces 

Through the Ben Dror Family we will be securing donations to purchase and arrange for the shipment of care packages in support of IDF soldiers.

All packages will be distributed directly to special units of the IDF by Madison Aid.

These packages will be delivered directly through EL-AL Airlines from JFK Airport to Israel.

Each care package will include necessities such as underwear, undershirts, socks, and energy bars.

Donation Collection 

Feedback from our country and reserve units emphasizes the immense significance of the donations we gather. We appreciate your generosity.

If you wish, we have established an emergency fund at RCFI that we would appreciate your help in distributing within your community. The funds go directly to the reserve units and the kibbutzim in the vicinity of Gaza.

ERAN Organization in Israel 

The ERAN organization in Israel is a non-profit that has provided lifesaving emotional first aid services for over 50 years. ERAN offers initial response and emotional support FREE of charge, on the phone and online while maintaining strict confidentiality and anonymity. ERAN services are provided mostly by volunteers in Israel and are also supposed by volunteers on three additional continents. There is a large group of ERAN volunteers in New York, many of whom spend the last few nights on calls with hundreds of Israelis who need emotional support.

Since Saturday, and due to the dire situation in Israel the average number of calls that ERAN volunteers receive daily increase by more than 375% to 3,000 calls daily. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago, ERAN’s budget was cut by the Israeli government.

Please help keep this critical organization alive, especially during this time.

To donate, please

AJC’s Israel Emergency Campaign 

100% of donations received will go to frontline Israeli NGOs engaged in desperately needed relief efforts.

Donate Today.

United Hatzalah

Help support United Hatzalah as they continue to put their lives on the line to fight during these dark times.

Donate Today.

MYSHN – Mid-Island Youth Supporting and Helping our Neighbors

MYSHN is a teen philanthropy group at the Mid-Island Y JCC. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Israel, this group is raising money for the UJA Emergency Israel Fund to support the people of Israel in the following ways:

Emergency cash assistance for victims of terror
Critically needed trauma counseling
Care for children in shelters
Burial expenses
Funds to relocate people to safer areas

Donate Today.

Bracelets for a Cause

Purchase a bracelet made with love to support Israel.  100% proceeds donated to Magon David Adom and Friends of Israeli Defense Force (FIDF)

$18 suggested donation.

To order please venmo @Rachel-Dankner and include your mailing address in the venmo payment

Donations Organized by JNF

Jewish National Fund is seeking donations for its Israel Resilience Campaign as it focuses on providing aid to residents near the Gaza border.

Donate Today.

We Support Israel- lawn signs for sale

Show your support of Israel with a lawn sign available for purchase in the SYJCC and MIYJCC lobbies.

Suggested donation $10

100% of the proceeds go to Moshav Netiv HaAsara which was attached on October 7, 2023.

ACTION: Ways you can help
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Messages of Love and Support to Israelis 

Join us in showing all Israelis that Jews, and people of all faiths around the world, are thinking of them, praying for them, standing in solidarity with them, and sending love to them during this dark time.

Help with JUST one Click 

With just one click, you can help! Send an email to your Congressman and urge others to do the same to bring our hostages home!

Connect with your Elected Officials

Tell house members: cosponsor new resolution standing with Israel.

We Must Be Crystal Clear: WE STAND WITH ISRAEL

In the wake this barbaric attack, President Biden made an important stand.

“In this moment, we must be crystal clear: We stand with Israel. We stand with Israel. And we will make sure Israel has what it needs to take care of its citizens, defend itself, and respond to this attack”.

Now, we need YOU to act. To thank President Biden for standing with Israel and ensure he continues to do so, please

Urge Congress to Stand Against Antisemitism

#BlueRibbonsforIsrael Campaign 

Join us in this campaign and wear a blue ribbon to support Israel. The blue ribbon symbolizes support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel and solidarity with the hostages, their families and all who care about their safety.

Wearing a blue ribbon publicly unites you with people of all religions, races, nationalities, ethnicities, ages, and generations which demonstrates for the people of Israel that they are not alone and good people across the globe are with them and their families during this dark time.

Send a powerful message of solidarity by wearing your ribbon.

CARE: Support Services
If you are feeling overwhelmed and the images are hard to process, we are HERE4YOU

Bereavement Group

Join Manetto Hill Jewish Center weekly confidential support group. Moderated by Rabbi Neil Schuman.

Mondays | 2:30-4:00 pm
Manetto Hill Jewish Center
244 Manetto Hill Rd.

Myths Vs. Facts…Answers to Hard Questions 

Have you been struggling with how to respond to friends and colleagues about the war in Israel? 

For more information on helpful resources, please

Discussions of Israel-Hamas War with Rabbi Donniel Hartman

Award-winning podcast draws its name from the concept of machloket l’shem shemayim, “disagreeing of the sake of heaven,” and is part of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage Project.

To View the Podcast, please

Nassau County Emotional Support:

Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services
Caitlin Roeder: 516-822-6111 x 2260

Intensive Services (ie: ongoing therapy and medication management):

950 South Oyster Bay Rd.
Tuesday | 9:00-10:30 am
Thursday | 2:30-4:00 pm

For information about our clinic and services, please

Suffolk County Emotional Support:

Family Service League  Community Crisis Action Team
888-375-2228
This 24hr line is staffed by social workers that will provide emotional support at any hour. If you need counseling services they will connect you.

For Additional Support:
Jennifer Spielman, SYJCC Support Services Coordinator – 631-462-9800 x151,  [email protected]

The War in Israel – How to talk to your children

For an FAQ, please

To View a Video by the Jewish Education Project, please

The War in Israel – How to talk to your teens

Show Our Love, Support and Compassion for Israel

Stand by Me

Educate- Stay Informed

“From the River to the Sea” 

The Times of Israel “Its Still 1948”

Michael Kohler published “Its Still 1948” in the Times of Israel. “While the calendar has moved forward 75 years, Israel is still fighting for her right to exist just as it did in 1948”.

To Read More, please

Praying for a Safe Return

Help spread the word and bring Omer home. #BringOmerHome

Omer has a dual residency in Israel and the United States and grew up loving both his homeland America and the land of Israel with passion.

To Learn more, please

To View Ronen and Orna’s interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN, please