The State of Israel’s safety, security and prosperity is of utmost importance to the Jewish community of Greater Baltimore. Our connection to Israel must remain strong and constant. It is the Baltimore Jewish Council’s role to find ways of educating, informing and raising awareness in the Jewish and general community about Israel. We also mobilize the community to take action for Israel when we need to engage our elected officials and others on the relevant political issues and policies.

To become more involved in our programs, contact Kate McDonald at or (410) 843-7504.

Looking for resources about the Israel-Hamas war?

BJC has you covered with these Baltimore Jewish Council Standing with Israel Resources


Baltimore Jewish Council Statements on the War

Contact Elected Officials

Contribute to The Associated’s Emergency Campaign

How to Respond to Questions and Disinformation about Israel 

Keep Up to Date with Local Rallies and Solidarity Events

Join the BJC Mailing List

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Teaching about the War                                                                 

PJ Library: Israel Hub

Unpacked for Educators: History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Institute for Curriculum Studies: Curriculum on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict

My Jewish Learning: A Timeline of Modern Israeli History

Unpacked for Educators: The Hamas-Israel War Has Changed Everything

Institute for Curriculum Studies: Support for Classroom Discussion on the Israel-Hamas War

Talking to Children and Teens about the Israel-Hamas War

PJ Library: How to Talk to Your Kids about Scary Situations

Kveller: How to Talk to Kids about What’s Happening in Israel Right Now

The Jewish Education Project: How to Talk to Children about Israel Today

The Jewish Education Project: Talking to Teens about Operation Iron Swords

Backgrounders and Articles

Anti-Defamation League: Backgrounders on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Council on Foreign Relations: What is US Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Hamas’s Charter

The Council on Foreign Relations: Backgrounder on Hezbollah

Times of Israel Explainer “What Happened in Israel on Oct. 7”

AJC Global Voice: Israel

Israeli News Sites in English

i24 news

Times of Israel

Jerusalem Post



Podcasts from Israel in English

Unholy: Two Jews on the News

Yonit Levi of Channel 12 News in Tel Aviv and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian in London talk about the latest news out of Israel from Israeli and Diaspora perspectives


For Heaven’s Sake

Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi of the Shalom Hartman Institute discuss issues of concern to Israelis



From the Shalom Hartman Institute Yehuda Kurtzer invites leading thinkers to unpack current events affecting Jewish communities in North America, Israel, and around the world