The JFCS Holocaust Center is steadfast in our mission to combat antisemitism through education. As we witness the rampant spread of misinformation, we offer a pillar of support and guidance for educators, parents, students, and community members who are wondering how best to respond.
Read on for a range of educational resources, expert guidance and support, and opportunities to help.
Educator and Community Resources
Guide for Recognizing and Responding to Antisemitism (JFCS Holocaust Center)
The History of Antisemitism (A UC Berkeley Film)
Letter to Superintendents and Trustees across the Bay Area (JCRC Bay Area)
Processing Attacks in Israel and the Outbreak of War in the Region (Facing History & Ourselves)
Straight A’s for Facilitating Crucial Conversations (Facing History and Ourselves)
Support for Classroom Discussion on the Hamas-Israel War (Institute for Curriculum Services)
Contact us to schedule a meeting with a member of the JFCS Holocaust Center to receive guidance and resources for your school.
Talking to Children about Violence and Antisemitism
How To Talk to Children About Israel Today (The Jewish Education Project)
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War (Common Sense Media)
Talking to Children About Antisemitism and Hate Crimes (JFCS Center for Children & Youth)
JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth provides counseling for kids and teens and expert guidance for parents. If you would like counseling or support, call 1-888-927-0839 or visit ccy.jfcs.org
Background and History
A Background on Hamas (ADL)
We Stand With Israel (ADL)
You Are Not Alone
Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) offers expert counseling for people of all ages, guidance for parents, and emotional support. If you or someone you care about would benefit from counseling or support, please call JFCS at 415-449-3700.
Help Israeli Families in Need
While we pray for those in Israel, it is hard to know how to help from here. Join us with a gift of support to JFCS’ Israel Emergency Fund to aid families in Israel. JFCS is working closely with our partner agencies in Israel, and 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go to provide direct help.
We stand in unity, and we work and pray for peace.
“Families hid their fear for hours and hours, desperately trying to keep their children quiet to avoid drawing attention. And thousands of wounded, alive but carrying with them the bullet holes and the shrapnel wounds and the memory of what they endured…It’s abhorrent…This is terrorism…But sadly, for the Jewish people, it’s not new.”
—President Joe Biden