This is a live hub of resources to help our community stay informed, feel empowered to take action, and learn how to contribute. You will find statements from leading organisations, important writing and other content, opportunities to donate and volunteer, details about events, rallies and services, and much more.

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  • BRING THEM HOME: Hear their stories
    Sunday 3 December, 11am  | North Shore Location
    Hear from the family members of hostages and victims of the October 7 attacks, visiting Sydney from Israel. Register Here

  • Kehilat Nitzan​​​​​​​ Q&A: Israel solidarity trip
    Thursday 30 November, 8.00 pm | Zoom
    Join us on Zoom to hear about our plan to run an inspiring Solidarity Trip from May 9 – 23, 2024. The aim of the trip is to show support for the People of Israel through a Masorti lens and will include: time in Jerusalem with Rabbi Ehud Bandel, visits to affected communities in the South, time devoted to volunteering, commemorating a very meaningful Yom Hazikaron, and Yom Ha’atzmaut on the streets of Israel’s Eternal Capital. More info here

  • WEBINAR: Supporting Children In Times Of Crisis, Session 2
    Monday 4 December, 7.30 pm | Zoom
    Join Wolper Jewish Hospital and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for an exclusive Wellbeing Webinar Series dedicated to safeguarding our mental health during these challenging times.Info and registration here
    Missed session 1? Catch up here
  • Conversations About Israel with Rabbi Kamins
    Emanuel Synagogue and streamed on emanuelplus, every Monday at 10.00 am (AEDT)
    Catch previous editions here
  • Shema: Listen & Be Heard (prev. Thursdays in the Circle) with Rabbi Mordecai
    Emanuel Synagogue, Thursdays at 7.15 pm (AEDT)
    Over the last few weeks, Rabbi Mordecai has been bringing together the community to give expression to our sadness and despair in the wake of the unfolding situation in Israel and engage in active and respectful listening.


  • Bring Them Back Home Rally Sydney
    Sunday 26 November, 10.00am
  • Set Them Free Solidarity Vigil
    Sun 12 November, 11.00 am, Sydney
  • United Israel Appeal: Update From the Ground
    Monday 13 November, 7.30 pm | Eastern Suburbs location
  • Israel in Crisis: Briefing with Yotam Polizer, IsraAID Global CEO
    Tue 14 November, 7.00 pm (AEDT) | Online
  • Climate Shabbat Dinner: “L’dor v’dor” (From Generation to Generation)
    Emanuel Synagogue, Friday 17 November, 7.30 pm 
  • Combatting Hate Speech in the Digital Age with Karel Fracapane (UNESCO)
    Melbourne Holocaust Museum, Thursday 9 November at 7.00 pm
  • NSW Jewish Community Gathering – United with Israel
    Sydney, Wednesday 11 October 2023 at 6.00 pm (AEDT)
  • Webinar with former Prime Minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett – Jewish National Fund of Australia
    Webinar, Thursday 12 October at 5.00 pm (AEDT)
  • NCJWA’s Australian Jewish women’s solidarity and prayer meeting
    Online, Sunday 15 October 2023 at 8.00 pm (AEDT)
  • Lost for Words: Talking to Our Kids About Crisis
    Discuss over Zoom how to navigate these conversations with under 5-year-olds, 5-8-year-olds and teens.
    16 October 2023 at 8.00 pm (AEDT)
  • A gathering of song, support and solidarity for young Jewish adults
    Location in Sydney TBC, 15 October 2023 at 5.00 pm (AEDT)
  • Jewish Communal Appeal (JCA) Israel update for Jewish high school students
    Online, Sunday 15 October 2023 at 5.00 pm (AEDT)
  • Concert for Israel, presented by Friends of Wolper and Emanuel Synagogue 
    Sunday 29 October, 5.30 – 7.00 pm
    A special performance by world-renowned pianist Simon Tedeschi and international soprano Eleanor Lyons in support of Israel and to raise funds for Magen David Adom (MDA).
  • The PTSD Fallout from the War with Hamas with Professor Bar Haim
    Tuesday 24 October, 6.30 pm (AEDT)
    Presented by Tel Aviv


  • Koolulam | Like A prayer
    international musical project advocating for the return of the abducted.
    Watch here
  • Allegra Spender MP Speaks in Parliament following a motion condemning Hamas
    House of Representatives Chamber, Monday 16 October 2023
    Watch here
  • Shabbat live stream at Emanuel Synagogue
    Every Friday from 6.15 pm (AEDT) on Emanuelplus
    Free access here
  • Hamas and Gaza | A Liberal Israeli’s View – Yuval Noah Harari
    The Rest is Politics YouTube channel with Alastair Campbell, Rory Stewart and Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari
    Watch here
  • Veteran Israeli defence journalist Yoav Limor interview
    Presented by the Jewish National Fund of Australia
    Watch here
  • Rishi Sunak: ‘There are not two sides – Hamas are terrorists’ (Sky News)
    The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom addresses a vigil for Israeli victims at a synagogue in north London.
    Watch here
  • President Biden on the Israel-Hamas conflict (CNBC)
    The US President delivers remarks on the Hamas attacks in Israel and the current conflict in the Gaza Strip.
    Watch here
  • Address by Isreal’s Leader of the Opposition, Yair Lapid
    “You should have told the foreign media the hard truth – stop helping Hamas!”
    Watch here


  • The House of Representatives voted in favour of a motion condemning Hamas’ attacks on Israel
    House of Representatives Chamber, Monday 16 October 2023
    Read the motion here
  • Sermon: Shabbat Live, Friday 13 October
    Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio, Emanuel Synagogue
    Read here
  • Talking to Your Kids About What’s Happening in Israel
    Jamie Betesh Carter, Tablet Magazine
    Read here
  • Looking Forward newsletter
    Jodi Rudoren, Forward Editor-in-Chief
    Read here
  • ‘What it doesn’t feel safe to say.’
    Mia Freedman processes what has happened in Israel and the reaction to terrorism by some here in Australia.
    Read here
  • ‘How to talk to your children about Israel.’
    Jessica Abelsohn, Australian Jewish News
    Read here
  • NSW Jewish Board of Deputies newsletter
    President David Ossip
    Read here
  • How Gaza Became Israel’s Unsolvable Problem
    Michael Oren, Mosaic Magazine
    Read here
  • The Fallacy of Equality of Condemnation
    Geoffrey Corn,
    Read here
  • Why is Israel being blamed for the Hamas massacre?
    Yossi Klein Halevi, The Times of Israel
    Read here


  • The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing podcast
    Your update on what’s important in Israel, the Middle East, and The Jewish World.
    Listen here
  • Voices From Israel | Unorthodox podcast, Tablet Media
    Hear firsthand from those who have faced unspeakable tragedy, and acted with incredible bravery since the terror attack on 7 October. You’ll hear from someone who escaped the NOVA music festival, friends donating supplies in Tel Aviv, and a report from the missing persons centre near Ben Gurion Airport, where Israelis are coming in droves to look for information about their loved ones. Features a rendition of “Avinu Malkeinu” performed by Regina Spektor, and “Eli, Eli” sung by Jenny Penkin and J.Lamotta.
    Listen here



  • Magen David Adom
    Magen David Adom, Israel’s emergency medical system, needs your help now to purchase more ambulances, ballistic vests to protect EMTs and paramedics under fire, and hemostatic bandages to control the potentially fatal bleeds of patients with shrapnel and gunshot wounds.
    Donate here
  • United Israel Appeal
    Donations go to financial support for the Victims of Terror Fund, provision of mobile bomb shelters, relocating families out of danger and supporting displaced victims.
    Donate here
  • Operation Golda: Israel Emergency Support
    Operation Golda is a grassroots volunteer organisation set up in Sydney immediately following the 7 October terror attack in Israel. Operation Golda’s mission is to respond and fulfill urgent verified requests from Magen David Adom (MDA) and other organisations for humanitarian aid and trauma supplies needed in Israel that cannot be sourced there.
    Donate here
  • JCA Never Again Response Appeal 
    A solely established appeal, separate to JCA’s annual general campaign, which will enable us to fund increased resourcing needs for our frontline advocacy and security organisations. JCA’s priority is to ensure that our local Jewish community is safe, united, supported, connected, and represented while we continue to stand with Israel and her people.
  • Jewish National Fund of Australia
    Donations will support the replenishment of equipment for first responders and self-defence units, respite relocation for Gaza border families, mental health support and mobile shelters.
    Donate here
  • SmartAID Israel Relief Fund 
    Donations will support the distribution of food, hygiene and dignity kits, socks, toys, blankets, and tablets for children (social and education support) and families in a dozen kibbutzim in the south as well as areas in the north that have absorbed thousands of evacuated families.
    Donate here
  • Send a Virtual Hug to the people of Israel
    Upload your video of support to United Israel Appeal’s community channel
    Contribute here
  • Sign the Urgent Appeal: Release Kidnapped Children and Women from Gaza Now
    Join Hundreds of Women Leaders Worldwide and Save Lives
    Participate here
  • Hats for Israeli soldiers 
    Knit beanies for IDF soldiers fighting in the freezing cold.
    Contribute here


  • JewishCare and Jewish House Counselling
    Access a team of professional staff and counsellors to discuss the concerns of any community member at any time.​ Call JewishCare on 1300 133 660​ from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm or Jewish House outside of these hours on 1300 544 357.
  • Workplace mental health toolkit for Jewish employees
    A resource to support the mental health of Israeli and Jewish staff during the crisis in Israel that you can send to your manager or HR representative.
    Download here
  • Jewish Care Rainbow Youth Group
    Starts Tuesday 13 February, 4.30 – 6.00 pm | 3 Saber St, Woollahra
    The Rainbow Youth Group is designed and facilitated by a Jewish, LGBTQIA+ and gender diverse community leader and a qualified Social Worker. Each week will be made up of informal discussions around current topics of interest, creative activities and connecting with others; Whether you’re looking for community, intersted in improving your advocacy skills or just want to listen and observe, we are here for it! 

  • Parents Of Rainbow Youth
    Starts Tuesday 27 February | 3 Saber St, Woollahra
    In a safe, supportive environment, this 6-week group will provide an opportunity for parents to: connect and share common experiences, explore common challenges, and eflect on Jewish values for inclusivity & more!


Australians in need of emergency consular assistance should contact the Australian Government 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (in Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (overseas).