Crisis in Israel – How Can You Help?

July 8, 2014

isrEmergMap_artAs Hamas rocket attacks continue along with Israel’s ground operations in Gaza, the Orthodox Union is quickly responding to help acheinu bnei Yisrael.

How you can help:

OU Israel is delivering much-needed support to the citizens of Sderot, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Beit Shemesh and Ofakim, including providing social workers and advisors to work with children and teens in these towns. Support this campaign today.

Take Action
Contact your US Representatives and Senators to urge them to stand with Israel with a public statement of support for Operation Protective Edge and Israel’s right to defend itself.

Tefilot (Prayer)
Last, but far from least, we are asking all for their much-needed tefillot on behalf of our fellow Jews across Israel. Please have your Israeli brothers and sisters in mind – here is a link to the Prayer for the IDF in both Hebrew and English.

One of the things Jews worldwide are doing in support of our brethren undergoing harrowing and dangerous times in Israel is intensifying their study of Torah. To facilitate this endeavor, OU Torah is providing some recommendations for relevant Torah-study programs. (Of course, any Torah study may be undertaken in the merit of eretz Yisrael; these are just some relevant suggestions.)

Watch and Listen
You’ll notice at the top of every page on is a real time missile alert warning, displaying the location of alerts and sounding an alarm each time these alerts are issued. While we’re physically miles apart from our brother and sisters in Israel, these alerts help paint the picture of what their daily lives are like.

Share Your Thoughts and Stories
We encourage all, especially those in Israel currently living under the constant threat of rocket attacks, to share their words and images with the global community.

Support and inspire one another. The fight is all of ours. Your story can be one word to one page and beyond. Share.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.