ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES (IDF) ACTIVITIES
- The IDF has concluded its two-week operation in Gaza City, during which it reports that more than 100 Hamas militants have been eliminated.
- In a surpris...
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Activities
Participants of Federation’s Solidarity Mission to Israel remain committed to sharing their experiences far and wide. The latest story from the San Diego Union-Tribune highlights the particularly...
Written by Alan Viterbi on November 30, 2023
Thank you for having joined me on this journey. This is the final installment of my travel notes, covering our last day in Israel. While I will be...
Written by Rabbi Jason Nevarez on November 30, 2023
Our last day on this solidarity mission was both emotional and inspirational. We head back to San Diego and will begin to sharing our stories ...
Written by Rabbi Yael Ridberg on November 30, 2023
Rebbe Nahman of Bratslav taught: Every person must cross a very, very narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to succumb to fear. On this ...
#BlueRibbonsForIsrael are a symbol of support for the people who were kidnapped by Hamas. We wear them in the hope of their safe return. We wear them so their families know we haven’t forgotten their loved ones. People from across the globe – from different nationalities, ethnicities, ages, and generations – are coming together to wear #BlueRibbonsForIsrael. Now you can, too. Visit www.blueribbonsforisrael.org or join us at upcoming Federation events to pick one up.
San Diego Vigil for Israel - October 10, 2023
Jewish Federations Update on Israel Crisis - October 8, 2023
Israel is living a nightmare this weekend. Our hearts ache for the people of Israel.
PJ Library and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation have a deep, unshakable connection to the State of Israel. We are proud to share stories with families around the globe that celebrate Israel and promote a sense of responsibility to the country and its people. And we are proud to reach hundreds of thousands of Israeli children and their families each month through PJ Library’s Hebrew-language counterpart, Sifriyat Pijama, and Arabic-language companion program, Maktabat al-Fanoos.
Processing the horrific attack on Israel is difficult. Explaining it to a child can feel borderline impossible. It’s helpful to:
1. Take the cues from your child
2. Model calm
3. Be reassuring
4. Help children express their feelings
5. Be developmentally appropriate
If you are struggling, as many of us are, to navigate conversations about events in Israel with your children or grandchildren, links and resources are available on the PJ Library website, including: