The Milwaukee Jewish Federation stands in solidarity with the people of the State of Israel at this time of crisis. We have created this portal page to share information about the activities that are occurring in Israel, as well as our community’s response.
Solidarity Gathering for Israel
Local media coverage
Support for families with loved ones in Israel
A statement of solidarity
International and local updates
On Sunday, July 27, 800 Milwaukeeans gathered at Congregation Shalom to stand in support of the people of Israel. View event photos and a story about the gathering on TMJ4. The event was a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis. In the image at the right, Yoni Zvi reads the names of fallen IDF soldiers. (Photos by Mijal Jubelirer.)
Amid New Violence In Gaza, Local Jewish Group Reports Uptick In Anti-Semitic Threats, Wisconsin Public Radio, July 7, 2014
“It’s gotten really scary:” Hate against Jews ramping up; Could it be because of what’s going on overseas?, Fox 6 News, July 7, 2014
Israel-Palestine conflict hits home in the North Shore, Glendale Now, July 30, 2014
Sheriff: Monitor activity around area of religious sites, TMJ4 – July 28, 2014
Fight between Israel, Hamas impacts local communities, TMJ4 – July 27, 2014
Mourn for Mideast’s innocent victims, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 26, 2014
Children: The victims of Israel and Gaza that we must not ignore, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 25, 2014
Two Wisconsin groups cancel trips to Israel, WSAU-Wheeler News – July 24, 2014
Concerned about safety, locals tourists cancel Israel trips, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 23, 2014
Letters to the editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 22, 2014
Hamas leaders made bad choices, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 19, 2014
Turmoil in Gaza Strip felt in Milwaukee’s faith communities, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 19, 2014
Locals react to Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza, 620 WTMJ – July 18, 2014
The faithful, from different religions, pray for peace in the Middle East, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – July 17, 2014
Just too dangerous: Milwaukee teenagers’ three-week trip to Israel cancelled, Fox 6 Now – July 15, 2014
Violence in the Middle East forces travelers to change plans and stay in the Midwest, TMJ 4 – July 11, 2014
Wisconsin woman braces for war in Israel 620 WTMJ – July 11, 2014
View a Google map that plots all cities where the rockets have hit.
Jewish Family Services has offered to serve as a resource for individuals or families in Milwaukee with children or other loved ones in Israel. If you would like someone to talk to during this stressful time, please contact Beth Shapiro, intake coordinator at JFS, at 414-390-5800.
View a statement of solidarity from the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.