Resources on the current situation in Israel

General Resources


Stay informed and current. Below is a list of Israeli news sources and other resources.

Additional Resources:


  • Video: Hamas' Control Over Gaza
  • Video: Hamas-Israel War Has Changed Everything
  • Israel in Crisis: Educator Community Hub
  • What Happened and How Do We Respond?
  • Self-care tips when the news gets overwhelming

    A full month has passed since the horrors of October 7th, and our community continues to grapple with the news coming out of Israel and around the world. Amid the sharp increase in antisemitism globally, you are probably feeling increased stress.

    Now more than ever before, it’s important to take time for yourself and disengage with the heavy flow of media to preserve your mental health.

    Click here for 16 tried and tested ways to destress and reduce media-related anxiety.

  • Read: “Inside a Gaza Bedroom, Soldiers Searching for Tunnels Find How Low Hamas Can Go” from the Times of Israel

  • Read: “In the Aftermath of the Hamas Attack: Portraits of Survivors” from the New York Times

  • Read: “Everything You Need to Know about the Attack on Israel” from AJC

  • This site shows a map of the October 7 massacre with a red dot for every person killed and a black dot for every person abducted by Hamas. Clicking on any dot will show the name and picture (if available) of the victim with age and last known location.
  • For information on the latest overall numbers from the conflict, see here.

Parents & families when talking about Israel


If you are struggling, as many of us are, to navigate conversations about events in Israel with your children or grandchildren, links and resources are available below. You cannot avert children’s eyes from the situation, and you cannot let them see. While we cannot pretend there is not a tragedy occurring, we need to shield and protect our children from what they are seeing and hearing and have age-appropriate conversations with them. 

Israel Relief Fund

Jewish Toledo is responding, working with Jewish Federations of North America and our core partners to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedent levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack.

Donate now with debit or credit card or PayPal by clicking here.

Checklist before sharing information on social media:


  • Is this from a verified news source or someone that you know has the background that qualifies them to speak on this topic?
  • Is the purpose of posting this to help support members of our community?
  • Is the purpose of posting this to help us process what is happening? 

It can be difficult to put the current situation into words.
Click here for a list of key points.


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