Israel Updates and Resources

On October 7, 2023, Hamas terrorists launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from Gaza, firing thousands of rockets, breaching the country’s borders, killing hundreds of Israelis, wounding thousands, and taking dozens hostage. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened the cabinet to declare that Israel was at war to defend itself.

The Hamas terrorist attack on Israel was the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust.

The North Louisiana Jewish Federation stands in total and complete solidarity with Israel, which has every right to defend itself and protect its citizens.

The North Louisiana Jewish Federation is responding, working with our core partners to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the immense levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack.

Please check back regularly. We are updating these resources as we get more information.

What You Can Do

1) Donate to the Jewish Federations' fund for emergency relief

2) Tell your elected officials and representatives to support Israel

3) Share a prayer or message of hope on our message board

4) Stay up to date on the situation - we will frequently update our website

5) Wear a blue ribbon in solidarity with the hostages and their families - read more here and request ribbons here

6) If you wish to get involved or volunteer, email

7) Perform a mitzvah

8) Sign ADL's petitions calling for responsible media coverage of the war in Israel and urging social media platforms to follow better content moderation practices

Where Funds Are Going

Already, Jewish Federations have allocated $27 million to over 20 organizations providing emergency relief and support in Israel, including the Jewish Agency for Israel, JDC, World ORT, Israel Trauma Coalition, United Hatzalah, Magen David Adom, ZAKA, Barzilai Medical Center, and the Soroka Medical Center.

These funds are being put to a slew of immediate and urgent needs, such as medical care, emergency services, evacuation, transport, housing, supporting victims of terror, trauma relief and psychological support, as well as preparing for medium- and long-term needs.

October 19 Update on JFNA Israel Emergency Fund

JFNA Allocations as of October 19

Descriptions of Organizations that have received JFNA allocations

News Updates

We Remember- the names and faces of the dead

Updates from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

Updates from Haaretz

Updates from the Jerusalem Post

Updates from the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS)

Updates from the Times of Israel

Updates from YNetNews

Solidarity Gathering

On Wednesday, October 11, there was a Community Solidarity Gathering for Israel at Centenary College in Shreveport. In attendance were about 130 people including several elected officials and representatives from many faith groups. 

Video of the Event


Powerful video of the 120 Gatherings held that week

Local Coverage

Shreveport Times

KTVE in Monroe

KNOE in Monroe

KTBS 3 in Shreveport - Monday, October 9

KTBS 3 in Shreveport - Wednesday, October 11 (Solidarity Gathering)

KTAL 6 in Shreveport

KSLA 12 in Shreveport - Bakowski Bridge and Solidarity Gathering

Red River Radio



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