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Rabbi Kudan is available for anyone who would like to speak with him about the ongoing crisis and your personal reactions and concerns.


Suggested Readings

Rabbi Kudan will share readings and articles here that he thinks may be of interest to our TAA community.

  • Words from Rabbi Geller: Beresheet 5784 - D’var Torah given by Rabbi Myron Geller on the occasion of the aufruf of his granddaughter Talia Schwartz at Beth El Congregation of Baltimore, where Rabbi Geller’s son-in-law, Steven Schwartz, is Rabbi.
  • "Perfect Jewish Parents"

    This is a GREAT podcast for talking with kids about Israel that honors the agency and thinking of children.

  • Jewish Education Project

    This is a site with a collection of resources for learning about and understanding Israel with your kids.

Recent Events and Articles

In-person and Online Gatherings of Support








Places to Donate to Support Israel


The people of Israel need our support, both moral and material. Here is a brief list of organizations that can quickly and efficiently get aid to Israel.  With guidance from Rabbi Kudan, TAA has prioritized groups that send medical aid.

Organization Description

The Jewish Agency for Israel


The Jewish Agency for Israel through its Fund for Victims of Terror together with partners around the world – is mobilized to help the victims through emergency aid grants and immediate assistance to those whose homes were directly hit or injured and evacuated to the hospitals as well as to the families of the deceased.


American Friends of Magen David Adom 

Magen David Adom's 33,000 paramedics, EMTS, first responders, and first-aid providers -- volunteers and staff -- have the training, equipment, and medical supplies they need to treat all injured and ill people in Israel.


American Friends of the Rabin Medical Center


The Jusidman Emergency and Trauma Center includes a Level One Trauma Unit, Fast-Track Clinic, Triage and Admittance, Imaging Facilities, and other support services, as well as an Emergency Care Wing for Acute Care with advanced diagnostic and life-saving equipment to cope with large-scale disasters, particularly terrorist attacks.


The Jewish Federation of North America and Combined Jewish Philanthropies -CJP


The Jewish Federation of North America is directing funds during this crisis to the Jewish Agency for Israel's Fund for Victims of Terror. 


HIAS Clergy Council

HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.


Fri, December 1 2023 18 Kislev 5784