Israel-Hamas War: Ways to Get Involved & Take Action

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) stand in solidarity with our family in Israel. We are offering a selection of resources for taking action, keeping ourselves and our community strong and resilient, and staying up to date on the crisis. You can click on the Table of Contents below to find out more about ways to get involved.
Am Yisrael Chai!

The horrific terrorist attacks on our Jewish homeland have caused terrible harm to our mishpacha. The needs for assistance are urgent, unprecedented, and growing. Israel needs our help now.

To rally our community in support, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle launched an Israel Emergency Fund for our community to raise funds locally to support the imperative work of our international partners through Jewish Federations of North America. JFNA is the national organization best equipped to assess needs holistically and ensure dollars are put to the most effective use. 

Every dollar (up to $200,000) donated to the fund on or after November 1 will be matched, thanks to the generosity of Carl and Joann Bianco and the Loeb Family Foundation.

One hundred percent (100%) of all funds raised locally will go directly to our partners in the field to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedented levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack. Your donation helps provide immediate assistance ranging from basic needs to evacuation housing, care, and aid to the most vulnerable. For more information about JFNA’s funding priorities, click here. Am Yisrael Chai.

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If you’d like to mail a check for the fund, please send to:

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
300 Lenora Street, PMB 6074
Seattle, WA 98121

In the memo, please write Israel Emergency Fund.

For phone donations, call Lynn Feldhammer at 206-774-2273.

Have a donor-advised fund (DAF)?

Please restrict any DAF grant recommendation to the Israel Emergency Fund and send it to:

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
300 Lenora Street, PMB 6074
Seattle, WA 98121

If you have any questions about donating through your DAF, please contact Emilia Picklesimer at

This campaign is supported by local community partners like Hillel UW, Holocaust Center for Humanity, JFS Seattle, Kline Galland, and Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle.

#BlueRibbonsForIsraelThe blue ribbon symbolizes support and solidarity for the safe return of the hostages taken from Israel by Hamas terrorists. Anyone whose heart aches for the hostages and their families can wear these ribbons. Click here to find out more and get your blue ribbon.

Share your story about how you or your family have been impacted by the war. In order to continue to remind our elected officials how many people are impacted locally and to provide a place where people can share their personal experiences, we would like to hear directly from you.

The Supplemental Funding Request in front of Congress contains key priorities for our community including $14.3 billion in emergency assistance to Israel, increased Funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), and $61.4 billion in emergency assistance to Ukraine. Take action to urge Congress to pass the emergency supplemental funding request.

Jewish students and faculty members feel uncomfortable, scared and unsafe on campuses and Jewish students are being assaulted, intimidated, and harassed because of their beliefs. Urge the Department of Education to send a clear signal to colleges and universities across the country that hate has no place on campus.

Given the rapid and troubling circulation of misinformation related to the Israel-Hamas war, A More Perfect Union put together some resources to navigate these troubled waters.

Many of the chants used at pro-Palestinian rallies as well as the anti-Israel epithets thrown in the faces of Jewish individuals contain harmful subtext that is not always well understood. The JCRC in San Francisco put together this resource to show how harmful, hateful terminology is used to attack and harass Jews, whether or not they are supporters of Israel.

Share love and support for families of the hostages currently in Gaza by writing letters and sharing art and photos here. The letters are not family specific – however, they will be shared in total with all the families. Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland for launching this campaign!

Learn how you can help ensure your workplace is a safe and inclusive space for all, access a broad range of educational resources geared at different age groups, and find out about upcoming events related to combating antisemitism. Learn more here.