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Solidarity with those impacted by the terror attacks on Israel

We’re with you in spirit

It is with sadness and horror that we follow the news of Hamas’ terrorist acts in Israel. There is no justification for these atrocities. Our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected by the terrorist attacks and with those who have family and friends in the region. We have close ties with Israel and our hearts go out to all those who are now suffering.

Psychological Support

In light of the recent events, the counseling center OFEK (website in German), with which we recently organized the Ukraine in Context discussion series, has extended its daily national hotline for counseling requests related to antisemitic incidents until and including 20 Oct, 2023. OFEK provides counseling related to all forms of antisemitic discrimination and violence and offers consultations with professional psychologists.

If you have been the victim of an antisemitic attack, or have witnessed one, you can also report this over RIAS.

Options to Donate

If you would like to donate to those in Israel or Germany who have been impacted by the attacks:

Magen David Adom

The sister organization of the German Red Cross has called for donations to support emergency medical assistance in Israel.
To the donation page of MDA Israel


The organization offers counseling services and support in German, English and Hebrew, both via telephone and on-site in multiple locations throughout Germany.
To the donation page of OFEK (in German)

Central Welfare Board of Jews in Germany (ZWST)

The organization is working with IsraAID Germany to gather donations for those in Israel who have been impacted by the attacks.
To the donation page of the ZWST (in German)

Keren Hayesod

The Israeli charity has launched an emergency campaign for people in Israel.
To the website of Keren Hayesod (in German)

Educational Resources

Reactions in Germany have shown how workshops and training on Israel-related antisemitism are still desperately needed. We offer both online and on-site workshops on antisemitism for school classes, and we will make every effort to find individual dates to accommodate your class. We also offer free training courses for teachers in Berlin. These can be booked over the Berlin Senate Office for Education, Youth and Families.

If your class or college has a particular need, or you would like a consultation session, please get in touch with


Oliver Glatz
T +49 (0)30 259 93 388

Voices from Israel

We recommend listening to this radio interview with Ofer Waldman describing the current situation in Israel. Waldman curated the event series for the JMB exhibition Zerheilt: Healed to Pieces, among other things. To the BR interview with Ofer Waldman (in German)

Israeli writer Etgar Keret, whose exhibition Inside Out was on display at the JMB through March 2023, uses literary means to try and keep alive hope for peaceful coexistence in the future, despite everything that’s going on. To the short story on Etgar Keret’s website

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