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We Stand with Israel

The following resolution was adopted by the Board of Trustees of Congregation Kol Ami: We stand in complete solidarity with the people of Israel, so many of whom are directly in harm’s way, and pray for all those who are defending the State. And we pray for the healing of the wounded, redemption for those captured and comfort for the many bereaved. All people of conscience must stand in solidarity with Israel.

Israel Emergency Relief
Support relief efforts in Israel by donating to our trusted on-the-ground partners. Your contribution will provide immediate aid—including food, shelter, medical assistance, and trauma support—to affected communities. We will continuously update this section with information on emerging needs and additional recommended organizations. 

The Utah Stands with Israel Fund: The United Jewish Federation of Utah supports the immediate needs on the ground in Israel through partnership with Jewish Federation of North America provides for basic needs, evacuation and housing support for frontline communities, trauma relief and psychosocial care, emergency medical services and healthcare in addition to other local priorities. Donate here.

The Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror: Provides immediate, critical financial assistance to victims of terror and their families, while also following up with long-term overall recovery and rehabilitative support (including psychological counseling, job retraining, and more). Donate here.

IsraAID’s Emergency Fund: An international NGO with extensive experience coordinating large-scale humanitarian response missions around the world, working with local partners to meet the urgent and long-term needs of affected communities. Donate here.

Israel Trauma Coalition: A cornerstone in the national treatment of trauma and emergency preparedness in Israel and around the world, providing leadership and resources before, during, and after a crisis. Donate here.

American Friends of Magen David Adom: Israel’s official representative to the International Red Cross, Magen David Adom’s 33,000 paramedics, EMTS, first responders, and first-aid providers —volunteers and staff—provide essential medical care to the injured and the ill. Donate here.

Actions for Israel
Join us for Shabbat evening, morning and weekly minyan services in person or online. Together, we will continue to reaffirm our solidarity with our Israeli family, mourn our losses, and pray for peace.
View our service schedule here.

Please urge your elected officials at the federal, state, and local level to speak out and make a clear and unequivocal statement in support for our ally Israel and its right to defend itself.
Contact your representatives here.

Rabbi Spector will be traveling to Israel in November and we have the opportunity to send him with letters to give to IDF soldiers. Notecards and a drop box are located in the foyer.

#BlueRibbonsforIsrael — 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. ​Ribbons are available in the foyers.​
Learn more here.

Resources for Families
For parents and guardians seeking guidance on how to approach this sensitive topic with children, you can refer to these resources for insights and strategies to engage in meaningful conversations, and foster empathy and understanding with the situation in Israel. 

Tips from Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal: Talking to Kids About the Crisis in Israel

The Child Mind Institute: Helping Children Cope With Frightening News

The Union for Reform Judaism: How to Talk to Children About the Conflict in Israel



Sun, July 14 2024 8 Tammuz 5784