Federation Updates

  • Truce Talks and Hostages

    • Numerous reports suggest that progress has been made in talks towards a comprehensive deal. The agreement would likely see a release of hostages in numerous stages, the ...
  • Israel Defense Force (IDF) Activities

    • Earlier today, an Arab-Israeli terrorist went on a stabbing spree in a shopping mall in Karmiel, killing one Israeli and wounding another. The terrorist was...
  • The North

    • Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah delivered a public address yesterday in which he again threatened Israel. He noted that Hezbollah’s plans for invading the Galilee are...

Federation's Solidarity Missions to Israel

Read reflections from local community members on their experiences participating in Federation's Solidarity Missions to Israel: March-April 2024 and November 2023.

  • I’m trying to process the unfathomable horrors we heard about today. This time was different though, seeing some of it with our own eyes. Nothing could prepare me for this day. But along the way,...
  • Today was a very emotional day, one I knew from the moment I saw the itinerary would be hard. We were meeting with Lishay Miran, wife of Omri Miran who is still, 180 days later, held in captivity i...

  • I approached Hostage Square in Tel Aviv slowly. After months of seeing it in pictures, on Tuesday it was my turn to stand in front of the board counting 178 days, 07 hours, 45 minutes, and 37 secon...

  • Those of you who know me well know that I have a complicated relationship with the notion of God. One might say that my identity as a Jew is rooted more in Jewish peoplehood than religion. Today, I...

Upcoming Events


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.


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

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