Now more than ever, it is vital for us to stay active and involved in our Jewish community.
Here is a variety of meaningful ways to show your solidarity and care for the people of Israel:
Resources for Displaced Israelis: This list includes assistance and valuable resources for displaced Israelis who have made Broward County a temporary home since October 7 and family members of Israelis who are impacted by the current situation.
Support Israel Social Media Posts: Please click each link below that will take you to the specific social media post. You are more than welcome to share and repost these on your own social media.
Take action on social media: Turn your profile picture into a statement of solidarity by downloading an I Stand with Israel graphic of your choice.
National Mobilization Week: December 4-8
This week, the American Jewish community, including the Jewish Federation of Broward County, unites for a National Mobilization Week. The purpose is to ensure America’s leaders continue to stand with Israel. Please call your members of Congress, encourage your friends and family to take action, and post on social media.
Broward County Gathered to Stand with Israel
We are beyond grateful and inspired by the 1,200+ people who joined together at our community-wide solidarity gathering. A variety of faiths and backgrounds, as well as several elected officials, showed support for the people of Israel and each other during this horrific situation. Together, we sent a profound and formidable message to the entire world.
Blue Ribbons for Israel:#BlueRibbonsforIsrael A global unity symbol in solidarity with hostages and their families. The blue ribbon symbolizes support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken by Hamas terrorists in Israel. It symbolizes solidarity with the hostages, their families, and all who care about their safety.
Press from the Community Gathering for Israel in Broward County: Please click each link below that will take you to local press from our solidarity gathering last week.
Israel Emergency Fund: We have opened an Israel Emergency Fund to funnel vital support from our community to the Israeli people, who are reeling from the most traumatic events in its 75 years of statehood. Now, more than ever, they need our support.
Israel One-Pager: Please click the link below to download our one-pager that goes into detail about where 100% of the Israel Emergency fund goes directly to.
Resources for Our Partners: The following resources are for use by our community partners during this difficult time.
In August of this year, Broward County welcomed one young Israel emissary to our community thanks to the Jewish Agency Shinshinim program. Shinshinim are 18-year-old high school graduates from all over Israel who complete a year of service in Jewish communities around the world, fostering a connection to Israel for community members of all ages.
Shira Tal, who has not yet started her duty in the IDF, lives in our community. She will remain here for one year, during which she brings the culture of Israel to Broward County. Here is a reflection from Shira on how she is coping with the war in Israel.