Resources for Addressing the Israel-Gaza War


The Moment We Are In, The Future We Pray For: A Statement from Reform Movement Institutions, January 30, 2024.

Public Statement – Do what is right: IMPJ (the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism) and MARAM statement on Jan. 28th right wing event promoting settlement in Gaza, January 30, 2024.


We feel confident as a CCAR/ARZA/Israel Reform Rabbinic Cabinet that these resources are accurate and have minimal bias.

Program Outline for A Safe, Respectful Community Conversation
A 90-minute program lesson plan, created by Temple Sinai in Brookline MA, to be used or adapted in your synagogue-community to create a conversation of respectful speaking and listening, to allow adult community members to share their complicated and diverse set of thoughts, feelings and views with each other about the war and violence.  

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Ezra Klein’s NYTimes Podcast – a series of different episodes about Israel / Hamas war, from a variety of perspectives, with a variety of guests:

For Heaven’s Sake: Israel at War

Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein of the Shalom Hartman Institute offer constructive discussions and debates on the Israel-Hamas War.

Israel from the Inside

Daniel Gordis, one of the founders of Shalem College in Jerusalem, created this podcast for people to understand Israel with nuance through thoughtful analysis. Their goal is to provide interviews and content to help the listener understand the soul of Israel as events unfold and background needed to appreciate what is happening.

Israel Policy Forum Podcast

Shapes discourse and mobilizes support among American Jewish leaders and US policymakers for the realization of a viable two-state outcome. Developed by credible security experts.

Perfect Jewish Parents: Israel at War

In a series of special episodes, Perfect Jewish Parents hosts Masua Sagiv and Joshua Ladon explore the core questions and values these difficult moments illuminate so that parents, caregivers, and educators can navigate complex conversations with young people and meet this important moment.

The Promise Podcast

An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO professional who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture, and society.

Soulful Jewish Living

Overstressed overworked, overstimulated? Close your eyes, take a deep breath and tune in. In each episode Rabbi Josh Feigelson will guide with ancient wisdom and modern mindfulness practices to help center your soul and ease you into your week.

Unpacking Israeli History 

Go behind the scenes of Israeli history with self-confessed history nerd Noam Weissman. Each week, he offers a fresh perspective on some of the most controversial and interesting events in the country’s history. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about what Israel is all about – from multiple angles and viewpoints – this is the podcast for you.


These profiles offer effective messaging on Israel and the current war:

Recommended Instagram profiles to follow: : Official Account of the Israel Defense Forces : Non-Profit Israel Education Organization  : Official Account of the Anti-Defamation League : Official Account of the American Jewish Committee : Non-Partisan Education, Advocacy and Policy Research Organization : Non-Profit Social Media Lab Combating Antisemitism : Non-Profit Educational Organization : Official Account of Hillel International – The Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus : (Hen Mazzig) Senior Fellow, TLV Institute : Official Account of Friends of the IDF (Non-Profit Supporting Lone Soldiers) : Official Account of the Israel on Campus Coalition : Official Account of the Jewish Federations of North America : Official Account of Taglit Birthright Israel Foundation

Recommended Twitter profiles to follow: : (Neri Zilber) Journalist, Analyst on Middle East Politics, Fellow at Israel Policy Forum :Non-Partisan Education, Advocacy and Policy Research Organization : Israel War News & 24-Hour Live Updates : (Hillel Neuer) Executive Director of UN Watch : (Avi Mayer) Editor-in-Chief, Jerusalem Post : Non-Profit Israel Education Organization : Official Account of The Times of Israel : Official Account of The Jerusalem Post : (Hen Mazzig) Senior Fellow, TLV Institute : Official Account of the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern United States : Israeli Envoy to Combat Antisemitism : (Jonathan Greenblatt) CEO, Anti-Defamation League : (Shira Efron) Director of Research, Israel Policy Forum : Official Account of Zioness, a Progressive Zionist Social Justice Movement : (Yossi Klein Halevi) NYT Bestselling Author and Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem

Recommended TikTok profiles to follow: : (Adiel Cohen) IDF Reservist & Social Media Influencer : Official Account of the State of Israel : (Hen Mazzig) Senior Fellow, TLV Institute : Non-Partisan Organization Monitoring Bias in Media & Reporting : Non-Profit Israel Education Organization : Official Account of Hillel International – The Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus : Official Account of the Israel Defense Forces


The above resources have been recommended by the CCAR/ARZA/Reform Israel Rabbinic Cabinet. Suggestions for added resources can be sent to Rabbi Judy Schindler, and Rabbi Max Miller,