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JFS Statement: Standing In Solidarity and Praying for Peace

Jewish Family Service shares in our community’s heartbreak and outrage over the news of the horrific attacks against Israel.  We’re especially thinking of our friends in San Diego’s sister region, Sha’ar HaNegev. Their close proximity to Gaza makes their community especially vulnerable. It is with a heavy heart we share that our friend Ofir Libstein z”l, Mayor of Sha’ar HaNegev, was murdered as he defended his community.

We mourn the lives lost and we pray for healing of those wounded and the safe return of those who have been kidnapped.

We join Jewish communities around the world in standing in solidarity with the people of Israel.

Together, we pray for a swift resolution and peace for Israel.

Deborah Bucksbaum
Chair, Board of Directors

Michael Hopkins, MSW
Chief Executive Officer

If You Need Support
This news also impacts our local community, including our JFS staff who have family, friends and colleagues in the region. The Center for Jewish Care at JFS is committed to providing support to all San Diego Jewish community members. If you or someone you know needs support, we’re here for you. Please reach out to [email protected] or (858) 637-3018.


Take Action

  • Jewish Federation of San Diego has opened a fund to support Israel. Donate>>

Join Us In Standing With Israel
Please join us as we come together for a community vigil in support of Sha’ar HaNegev and Israel this Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm on the field at the Lawrence Family JCC, Jacobs Family Campus (4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla).  Organized by Jewish Federation of San Diego.