Jewish Teen Initiative at CJP has compiled a collection of resources to help you learn about the evolving situation, which will be updated as new opportunities and resources become available. See the resources below. For additional opportunities to connect, learn and act, visit Israel Under Attack on

Resources For Families

Resources For Educators and Professionals

Focusing on Mental Health and Wellness

Understanding Context & Bias

Suggested Reading List

For Younger Children

For Teens & Adults

  • “How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less” by Sarah Glidden
  • “One More River” by Lynne Reid Banks (YA)
  • “Once More With Chutzpah” by Haley Neil (YA)
  • “Can We Talk About Israel” by Daniel Sokatch
  • “Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth” by Noa Tishby
  • “Walking the Bible: A Journey By Land Through the Five Books of Moses” by Bruce Feiler
  • “Let There Be Water” by Seth M. Siegel
  • “Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn” by Daniel Gordis
  • “Exodus” by Leon Uris
  • “Startup Nation” by Dan Senor and Saul Singer
  • “A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters To Them” by Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

For Educators & Professionals

  • “The Aleph Bet of Israel Education” by The iCenter
  • “My Second-Favorite Country: How American Jewish Children Think About Israel” by Sivan Zakai
  • “Loving the Real Israel: An Educational Agenda for Liberal Zionism” by Alex Sinclair
  • “Essential Israel” by Ilan Troen and Rachel Fish
  • “Israel Education Matters: A 21st Century Paradigm for Jewish Education” by Lisa D. Grant and Ezra M. Kopelowitz
  • “A Philosophy of Israel Education: A Relational Approach” by Barry Chazan

Partner Organizations

Partnering With Our Broader Greater Boston Community

In partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, CJP helped to create a new position at JCRC, Director of Educational Partnerships, to expand work in engaging with local school districts on issues of antisemitism and anti-Zionism. The work and this new position will be overseen by FayeRuth Fisher, JCRC’s Senior Director, Public Affairs. Please contact her and copy Melissa Garlick, CJP’s Senior Director, Combating Antisemitism and Building Civic Engagement, with concerns and questions about resources and guidance to support school districts in navigating these issues.

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Compiled in partnership with BaMidbar, Gateways, Tribe Talk, The Jewish Education Project and other community partners. Have we missed something? Interested in learning more about our work? Contact Leah Finkelman, engagement manager, teens & camping, or Brett Lubarsky, director, Jewish Teen Initiative at CJP.

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