Escalation in Israel
The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond stands in solidarity with Israel as rockets continue to rain down on the Jewish State from Gaza. 

We mourn for those killed and pray for the swift healing of those injured. We call on the Palestinian Authority to end its ongoing incitement of violence and demand that Hamas and Islamic Jihad immediately cease firing rockets on civilian populations. 

We pray for de-escalation and a quick return to peace. We stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel and fully support the right of Israel to defend herself.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by the ongoing violence, including our friends and partners in our Partnership2Gether region of Hadera-Eiron, and we pray for their safety.

Below, please find a series of informational webinars and resources
about the developing situation in Israel from our US and Israeli partners.
Special Briefing with Ambassador Dr. Michael Oren and
Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog
Upcoming Webinars
Jewish Federations of North America
Wednesday, May 12th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Special briefing for Jewish Federations on the latest on the escalation in Israel, with the Israel Defense Forces’ International Media Spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus.
Thursday, May 13th | 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Join former Member of Knesset and expert in international law, Michal Cotler-Wunsh as she addresses the questions "What are the causes behind the current flare-up of violence in Israel? What's really going on in Jerusalem and Gaza?"
Consulate General of Israel in New York
Thursday, May 13th | 1:00 p.m.
Hon. Israel Nitzan, Acting Consul General of Israel in New York
Jewish Agency for Israel & Partnership2Gether
Thursday, May 13th I 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an exclusive briefing with IDF Spokesperson, Brigadier General Hidai Zilberman, also a resident of our partnership region in Hadera-Eiron, Israel.
Ongoing News Coverage
National Partners
Jewish Federations of North America
American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Orthodox Union (OU)
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond