Federation Updates

  • Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Activities  

    • Two Israelis were killed today in a terrorist attack in the West Bank. The names of the victims have not yet been released. The attack took place at a...
  • Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Activities

    • A terror attack took place just outside Jerusalem this morning. At least one Israeli was killed and eleven were wounded, with some in serious condition, in...

Federation's Solidarity Mission to Israel

  • 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...

Upcoming Events

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Blue Ribbons For Israel

#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.

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Our SD Loves Israel Swag Store is live, supporting Israel and Sha'ar HaNegev! Explore our diverse range of products and designs, each crafted with love and dedication to showcase your solidarity with Israel. From stylish apparel to unique accessories, we have something for everyone! Show your solidarity and make a difference! Proceeds benefit relief and recovery efforts in the Sha'ar HaNegev region.

San Diego Vigil for Israel - October 10, 2023

Jewish Federations Update on Israel Crisis - October 8, 2023

Resources for Talking to Your Children About Israel

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:

Other Resources

Remembering Ofir Libstein Z''L

Leave a tribute to Mayor Libstein here.