We are filled with sadness and anger over the craven and evil incursion by Hamas into Israel.  There was no provocation for this attack that murdered and took as hostages civilian men, women and children.  The actions by Hamas, with the help and support of Iran, must be condemned with a message and response that makes clear that these actions will not be left unanswered.  We also need to pray for those injured, those killed, the hostages and for family and friends who are defending the State of Israel from those who seek its destruction.


Jewish Federation and Foundation of Greater Toledo has opened an Israel Relief Fund and we will have a coordinated community effort.  In Israel, schools are closed and just about every family has some connection to the war.  They have had children called to service, have been unable to reach loved ones or have learned that family or friends have been killed or taken hostage. We will, of course, answer “Hineni,” Here I am, and will support the people of Israel in these dark hours.

We will continue to stand together.

Am Yisrael Chai! 

The People of Israel Lives.

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Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life


Thursday, December 14

6 p.m.

Congregation Etz Chayim, 3853 Woodley Rd., Toledo



Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life documents Pittsburgh's collective response in the aftermath of the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history, at the Tree of Life, New Light Congregation, and Congregation Dor Hadash synagogues. This film screening will be part of our 2023 Shine a Light on Antisemitism program and includes a full Kosher dinner and candle lighting for the last night of Hanukkah.

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