Monday, November 20, 2023On October 7, 2023, during the holiday of Shmini Atzeret, Hamas terrorists launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from Gaza, firing thousands of rockets, breaching the country’s borders, killing dozens of Israelis, and wounding hundreds more. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel was at war to defend itself and gave the order for the IDF to commence "Operation Swords of Iron."


Updates from Jewish Federations of North America on the Current Situation in Israel: 



What you can do:

1) Jewish Federation & Foundation of Northeast Florida has opened a fund to support Israel. Please donate here.

2) Tell your elected officials and representatives to support Israel: 

Additional Background

Hamas: Hamas is an Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip and openly seeks the destruction of Israel. Since 2005, Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza have launched over 20,000 rockets and mortars at Israel, carried out more than one hundred suicide bombings, and dug dozens of terror tunnels into Israeli communities—all at the expense of the people of Gaza.


Iran as largest state sponsor of terror: Iran views Hamas as a proxy and uses the terrorist organization to pursue its ultimate goal of destroying Israel. Iran and Hamas work together to prevent Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation. In recent years, Tehran has contributed upwards of $70 million per year in financial and military support to Hamas.

Solidarity with Israel Community-Wide Gathering



With heartfelt appreciation, we want to extend a HUGE thank you to Justin Sena & Fun To Watch for

capturing this amazing display of community and the power of the collective.

It's moments like this that will make a lasting impact.