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Israel’s War with Hamas: Resources for Students, Teachers, Parents and Families

  • December 4, 2023


At this challenging time, many people are asking: how can I help my student understand what is happening and how to respond? ADL is here with resources for educators and families to assist with your conversations.

For the largest collection of resources, visit our landing page:

Report antisemitic or other bias incidents to: 

NEW: Countering Campus Antisemitism One-Pager: 10 Key Commitments Universities Can Make in
the Wake of the Hamas-Israel War

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Resources and information for college students and parents:

Walkouts at U.S. Colleges demand end for aid to Israel, include support for terror
Support for Hamas terror at anti-Israel rallies across the U.S.
Students for Justice in Palestine endorses terrorism and “dismantling Zionism”
ADL and Brandeis Center letter to presidents of colleges and universities
Op-Ed: Colleges must support their Jewish students without equivocation
Campus Antisemitism Legal Line (CALL)
Letter to University Administrators – Recommendations to Counter Antisemitism 


Resources for Jewish students, families and educators: 

NEW: Crisis, Controversy and Activism: Tips and Guidance for K-12 Schools

Backgrounder on Hamas

Six Tips for Supporting Jewish Students in the Classroom:

Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories About Bias and Injustice:

Ten Ways to Have Conscientious Conversations about Israelis and Palestinians:

Tips for Engaging and Disengaging on Social Media:

Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate (English y en Espanol):

A guided exploration of Echoes & Reflections resources that support the teaching of antisemitism in today’s classrooms. This course is FREE for educators:

Family Conversations on the Hamas Attacks:

Insights Into Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:

Understand the Relationship Between Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism:

Antisemitic Incidents: Be an Ally, Advocate, and Activist:

Understand Antisemitism Today (English y en Espanol):