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Israel Solidarity at TIOH

Our community members feel many strong pulls at this painful time. We are working to balance:

– Solidarity with Israelis whose homes and families have been assaulted

– Deep concern with the antisemitism that has surfaced since October 7

– The importance of Israel as a safe home for worldwide Jewry

– Compassion for Palestinians who are pawns in Hamas’ terrorist tactics

– Grief at the loss of innocent life

– Profound concern about the long-term consequences of this war.

This page is a resource for upcoming events and other important information available during this time.

Quick links:
Israel Events | Talking to your children about war | Where to donate

Click here to share the names of loved ones who have been injured, fallen victim, or are missing because of the current terror in Israel so that we may keep them in our prayers. If any friends, family, or soldiers serving are now in Israel that are also on your mind and you want to share their names, we welcome that as well.

Send off words of support to Israeli soldiers during this difficult time. There will be a box in the TIOH admin office to drop off the letters for delivery overseas. (We ask that you keep the letter short and avoid discussing politics.)
A sample letter:
“Thank you for serving and protecting the land of Israel and the Israeli people during this time of greatest need. I am an American Jew living in Los Angeles, and I support you through every step of this long journey. As Americans, we are so proud of you and your fellow soldiers, and we will do everything we can to ensure the American government continues its unwavering support for Israel. 

Please stay strong and be safe, I know you will serve bravely and with compassion. As a community, we pray for your safety and for the safe return of all those being held hostage in Gaza. 
עם ישראל חי

Your friend,

(Sign your name)”


Show up for Israel and American Judaism – Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm


Urge our elected leaders to support military aid for Israel and humanitarian aid for Palestinians.
Voter Voice
Act Now – American Jewish Committee

Urge our elected leaders and the UN to work with the international community to secure the safe return of the hostages. 
Bring Them Home Now
ADL – Bring the Hostages Home
One Minute A Day – Bring Them Home Now

Urge our elected leaders and the US Dept of Education to protect Jewish students on college campuses.
ADL – Senate Resolution Condemning Antisemitism

Urge social media platforms to follow better content moderation practices related to the war in Israel 
ADL – Urge Social Media Platforms Follow Better Content Moderation


While not the topics we want to talk to our children about, it is important that we share age-appropriate information with them, recognize their reactions and respond to their questions.

Please see here for some guidelines in helping you:

·     Closely monitor and limit your child’s exposure to media coverage. These stories and images can be disturbing. Age and disposition should be taken into consideration before sharing any media coverage.

·     Do not shy away from discussions about the attacks. Sometimes, we think children do not know what is happening, but they are stunningly perceptive and can sense when things feel “off-kilter.” We suggest always following your child’s lead, and if they are curious, don’t fear having a family discussion. Open dialogue is crucial. 

·     As you speak about the event, please consider your child’s age and developmental stage. Click here for suggestions on how to talk to your children about war and terrorism in particular

·     Listen carefully to your child’s concerns with empathy and patience. Try to communicate that this incident is frightening and hard to digest for all of us. 

·     Reassure your child that they are safe at school (and home) and that we have a highly trained team of security professionals here to keep us all safe. 

·     Understand that each child’s reaction will differ. If your child seems preoccupied with the situation, please let us know (you can reach our staff at 323-876-8330). We are here to support your family. In the days to come, our faculty and staff will be very mindful and observant of our students and their responses to this event.


Make a contribution you find meaningful to provide Israel and those directly impacted by the violence with support and relief.·

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