Take Action

Call and Email Your Elected Leaders


The American Jewish Committee is asking people to contact their elected leaders and ask that those leaders stand with Israel against Hamas.  Read more HERE.

One Minute a Day – To Bring the Hostages Home

By making thousands of direct, urgent and repeated appeals to your elected representatives, actionable pressure can be placed on the U.S. government to bring the hostages home.  One Minute a Day provides the contact information for your representatives and a daily script for what to say.  MAKE THE CALL NOW AND EVERY DAY.

Support the Hostages and Their Families

Amplify Their Stories:  Share the stories of the hostages through various channels, whether on social media or with friends and family.  Ensure that the public attention remains focused on the crisis.  The media coverage is slowing down, and our collective effort is needed to prevent it from slipping out of the public’s consciousness.

Support the Hostages Forum:  The Forum operates entirely on a volunteer basis, and your support is essential.  You can join the mailing list to stay updated on initiatives and events.  A larger, stronger community translates to greater influence.  

Contact the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross

Contact the Red Cross and as them what they do know and what they do for the civilian hostages held by Hamas.  Demand that they fight for access to the hostages to allow for medical assistance.  Email now.  

Support the Israeli Economy

Be’eri Printing

Be’eri Printing was established on Kibbutz Be’eri in 1950 and is one of Israel’s leading printers.  Consider ordering your printed materials here – business or personal.  See what they can print for you.

Shop Israeli Local

This holiday season and throughout the year, support the Israeli economy by shopping at Israeli stores that ship to the US.  We have put together a list of some stores for you to consider.  If you know of others to be added to the list, email Sharon Stiefel.

College Campuses

Contact Your College or University

Find the university with which you are affiliated and email the administration to urge them to take action to protect the safety and well-being of Jewish students on campus.  Find your college campus here.  

Contact the U.S. Department of Education

While the Senate Resolution Condemning Antisemitism passed, there is much work to be done to make colleges and universities safe from antisemitism.  Sign a petition urging the U.S. Department of Education to make colleges safe from antisemitism by fulfilling its commitments outlined in the National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism.  Learn more and sign the petition here.

Write to Someone in Israel

Cards for Kids

Show your support for the children and people of Israel by making a card.  show you care through words and pictures of hope, support, and love.  This effort is being organized by 11 year old, Benjamin.  Completed cards can be dropped off at the box located in the Jewish Learning Lab office.

Letters to Lone Soldiers

Send a personal message of gratitude to an IDF Lone Soldier currently serving in the IDF.  A “lone soldier” is a soldier in the IDF with no family in Israel to provide them with support.  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN.


Volunteer at Afya Foundation

In the wake of the terror attacks perpetrated by Hamas, Afya has mobilized to offer urgent and long-term support to people who are affected, working with our partners to aid those caring for the injured and suffering.  

Consider volunteering at the Afya warehouse located at 140 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY 10701, 2nd Floor on one of the following dates:

Mondays to Thursdays, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Email volunteer@afyafoundation.org to sign up.