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A Community Toolkit for Creating Allies & Advocacy

We are living through challenging times, with levels of antisemitism at a record high. But we will get through this by caring for one another, staying true to our tradition and values, and continuing to come together for good.

Your voice is crucial.

Research shows that one-on-one conversations are one of the most influential sources of information for non-Jews on the conflict and rising antisemitism. Keeping lines of communication open will let those friends who are interested feel safe asking you about sensitive and complex issues.

This friend-to-friend approach is a building block of everything we do to reach out to the greater community and engage people who could become important allies.

This toolkit will help you do that… and much more.


Becoming a Grassroots Organizer

Reaching out to even one person will provide benefits to all of us in increased support beyond the Jewish community.

Key Messages

When engaging in advocacy, it can help to have some language to use as a starting point. Here are some suggestions.

Having Difficult Conversations

Having an effective conversation with a non-Jewish friend or colleague really is possible! Here’s everything you need...

Engaging on Social

Here are guidelines for using social media to help our non-Jewish friends understand our experiences and perspectives.

Resources for K-12 Parents

This guide will help you respond to incidents of antisemitism in public and independent schools, should they arise.

Resources for College Students

Hillel, the lead organization on local campuses, and these resources can help you address a variety of challenges.

Resources for Mental Health

The events and aftermath of October 7th have had a profound effect on our community. Here are resources to help you.

Links to Trusted Information Sources

We’ve compiled a list of trusted sources of news and information about Israel, antisemitism and the Jewish community.

JUF Security Programs

Community security continues to be a high priority. Join us in creating a more secure and prepared Jewish Community.

Writing Letters to the Editors

Have you ever wanted to write an effective Letter to the Editor or report an error in the news? We’ll show you how.

Engaging With Your Elected Officials

As a citizen and a constituent, you have the right to contact your elected officials on any issue at any time.

Brief History Backgrounder

Important facts, dates, and other information about Israel, Gaza and Hamas to provide historical background and context for the current conflict.

Reporting Antisemitism

If you experience or witness an antisemitic incident or a hate crime, here is where and how you should report it.