401.331.1244 info@jcsri.org
October 9, 2023

In response to the recent attacks in Israel over the weekend, Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) reaffirms its unwavering support and solidarity with the people of Israel.

The weekend’s events have been deeply distressing, and our hearts go out to the Israeli people affected by these acts of aggression. We extend our condolences to the victims and their families, and our thoughts are with those injured and traumatized by the violence. JCS has staff and board members visiting Israel at this time. We fervently wish for their safe return and the safety of all those residing in and visiting the region.

At JCS, we understand that during times of crisis, individuals and families may require additional support. We remain committed to our mission of fostering community, providing support, and advocating for our clients and community within the Jewish community and beyond. At times like these, it is more important than ever to come together and support one another, both locally and globally.

Many friends and allies across communities have reached out in concern and solidarity – because even if we don’t agree on everything, we can show up for and support one another. JCS is actively monitoring the situation and is in contact with other community organizations to explore ways in which we can continue to provide assistance and support to those affected.

To view a full list of resources available to the community, click here. Our case manager, Samantha Clark, can also assist in assessing your specific needs and connecting you with the appropriate resources. Whether it’s assistance with communication, information on available support, or navigating complex situations, our team is here to help. Samantha can be reached at 401-331-1244 or Samantha@jcsri.org.

JCS Counseling and Support Groups:
Our licensed therapists are here to offer support, counseling, and guidance to individuals and families dealing with the emotional toll of the conflict. To help process trauma, we want people to be able to express how they feel in a supported way and know they are not alone. One-on-one support and counseling are available, and a community support group may be planned if there is interest. Please contact Diana Huynh, Clinical Supervisor, at 401-331-1244 or DianaH@jcsri.org for more information.

Financial Donations:
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island stands with Israel and has opened this emergency fund to provide immediate financial assistance and relief to victims of terror and war. 100% of your donation will go toward supporting victims of terror and addressing the unprecedented levels of trauma caused by these horrific attacks. For more information or to donate, click here.

We will remain steadfast not only in our solidarity with Israel but in all of our work to pursue an inclusive, fair, and just world – because the Jewish people are both caring and resilient.

Israel will prevail, and the Jewish people will stand together as we always do. Am Yisrael Chai.

Pamela A. Morris   President and CEO

Mindy Stone   Board Chair


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