From Rabbi Benjamin David:  Our Hearts are in the East & I Stand with Israel

Donation Opportunities:

American Friends of Magen David Adom – Your donation ensures that Magen David Adom’s 33,000 paramedics, EMTS, first responders, and first-aid providers — volunteers and staff — have the training, equipment, and medical supplies they need to treat all injured and ill people in Israel. Ambulances and Lifesaving Vehicles.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Philly Stands with Israel Fund

Resources for our Community:

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Resource Page

Honor a Hostage


KI Stands with Israel bracelets!

Show your support for Israel!! Now available in the Temple Office. 1 for $3 or 2 for $5, Youth and Adult sizes available.

All proceeds go to Israeli charities.


You can also help Israel by:

  1. Donating at
  2. Doing a B’Nai Mitzvah Project or Tribute at
  3. Urging elected officials to stand with Israel at
  4. Learning how to combat online disinformation at
  5. Sending a card, message or video of care to victims at
  6. Learning about events and opportunities to support Israel that are happening in your community and other resources at

Instagram accounts to follow:


Books to Read:
The Genius of Israel (Senor and Singer)
Israel: A Simple Guide to the Misunderstood Country (Tishby)
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn (Gordis)

Philly Stands With Israel: Community Resources

How You Can Support Israel During This Time of Great Tragedy and Mourning

Here’s How to Talk to Your Kids About the Violence in Israel and Gaza

How to Talk to Children About the Conflict in Israel

Know the Facts and the Issues

Prayer Vigil in Solidarity For Israel ~ Recorded Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Hosted by the Old York Road Kehillah in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Old York Road Kehillah Participating Organizations:

Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Beth Sholom Congregation, Congregation Kol Ami, Gratz College, Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Old York Road Temple – Beth Am, and Perelman Jewish Day School