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Israel Under Attack - Updates

10/08/2023 07:33:06 AM


On October 7, 2023, Hamas terrorists launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from Gaza, firing thousands of rockets, breaching the country’s borders, killing dozens of Israelis, and wounding hundreds more. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel was at war to defend itself and gave the order for the IDF to commence “Operation Swords of Iron.”

Our hearts continue to ache as we watch Israel at war. In these moments of tragedy and uncertainty, we need each other.  

Recording of Prayer for Peace: Community Vigil on October 9th

Temple Emanuel on Channel 7 News

Temple Emanuel on Denver 9 News

Temple Emanuel in the Denver Post

Temple Emanuel on CBS

Temple Emanuel on Colorado Newsline

Events/Information sessions

Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m.
Israel Update: Reflections of Solidarity with Rabbi Black 
Rabbi Black will speak about his experience in Israel on a mission sponsored by the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ), the American Reform Zionist Association (ARZA), and ARZENU - the International Reform Zionist representative to the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Join us in person or via Zoom.
More information and registration

Thursday, December 7, 6:00 p.m.
Israel "Drop In" discussion with Clergy - ZOOM
Our hearts are heavy as we watch the news about what is happening in Israel and Gaza. If you would like a safe space to talk about what is happening and express feelings, concerns and ways to create constructive conversation with family and friends, join us for a one hour Zoom meeting.
Register for the Zoom link

Thursday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.
Israel "Drop In" discussion with Clergy and Hanukkah Story - ZOOM
Join Rabbi Hyatt and Cantor Sacks for a special Hanukkah themed Drop In discussion. We'll use lessons from Hanukkah to help us process current events. 
Register for the Zoom link

Ways to Give

JEWISHcolorado donors have stepped forward to offer a dollar-for-dollar match up to $650,000 for donations to the Israel Emergency Fund. All emergency dollars will go to support efforts on the ground in Israel, aiding victims of terror, addressing trauma issues, and assisting with emergency medical and infrastructure needs. 


Jewish Colorado Resources

Talk About What’s Happening

General Resources for Talking with Young People About Injustice

Resources About Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism

Here are some resources to talk with your kids about the war in Israel:



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