Resources During the Israel-Hamas War

We know that this is a painful and personally difficult time for many in our community. JFCS is here for you, whether you need support or are looking to give help. Read on for a wide range of resources on the Israel-Hamas war, responding to antisemitism, mental health, and opportunities to give back.

If you or someone you care about needs assistance, please call JFCS’ Bay Area Critical Helpline at 415-449-3700.

Responding to Antisemitism and Understanding the Israel-Hamas War

See a full list of resources on the JFCS Holocaust Center website. 

Resources for Parents

JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth offers an array of online resources and workshops as well as individual consultation to guide families through this difficult time.

To view all online resources, click here.

Mental Health and Counseling

  • Individual Counseling: JFCS offers counseling and support for anyone who is struggling. Call us at 415-449-1212 to learn more.
  • Support for College Students: For college students experiencing antisemitism or any kind of emotional distress, JFCS offers counseling with someone who understands. Learn more here.
  • Managing Difficult Conversations: JFCS offers advice for having productive conversations with loved ones who disagree.  Read more here.
  • Spiritual Wellness: Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD, BCC, Director of JFCS’ Jewish Chaplaincy Services, offers a Spiritual Fitness Toolkit for anyone seeking to increase their capacity for meaning, purpose, and connectedness. Download Chaplain Feldstein’s Spiritual Fitness Toolkit here.

Public Policy Advocacy

Join us in demanding that social media companies keep antisemitic and violent content off their platforms! We are collecting names for a petition, coordinated by the ADL, to urge social media companies to do better in moderating dangerous content about the war.

Add your name to the petition.

How You Can Help

  • Help Israeli Families in Need: JFCS is working closely with our sister agencies in Israel to provide housing for evacuated families from Israel’s borders, emergency aid and protection for the severely disabled, urgent trauma support for children and adults, and other war-related crisis care. Donate to JFCS’ Israel Emergency Fund.
  • Volunteer in Your Community: During a time when many feel helpless, we offer a range of opportunities for volunteers. View all volunteer opportunities here.

We stand in unity, and we work and pray for peace.


Programming for Community Partners

JFCS has created a series of workshops addressing challenges related to the war in Israel and the rise in antisemitism in our community and elsewhere. Whether for congregational families, college students on campus, or students and parents at your school, we can tailor any workshop to your audience and work with you to meet your community’s needs. Our team can present any of these workshops at your organization and provide support on site.

Click here for more information and to request JFCS programming for your organization.

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