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Barrack Stands With Israel

Our hearts and prayers especially go out to our alumni living in Israel, the many people in our community who have been directly affected by these tragic events, and those who have been called upon to serve, protect, and defend our beloved homeland. We are keeping them in our thoughts and wishing them strength and safety as we stand with all of the people of Israel during this unspeakably difficult time.

We are all seeking ways to contribute and help however we can. There are many worthy fundraisers and opportunities to support Israeli soldiers and citizens at this time of great need. Below are a few ways to help as well as resources for talking to children about terrorism and war.

We are holding the people of Israel in our thoughts and hearts as we pray for their safety and peace for all Israel.

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We are heartbroken and devastated by the horrific attacks on the State of Israel. Our thoughts are with our entire Barrack kehillah and our many meaningful connections to Israel.

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Ongoing events and resources from Jewish Federation




Israel Education Class by Akiba/Barrack Alumnus and Muss Educator Danny Stein '06
The Long Journey Home: From Ancient Israel to Modern Zionism

Register here

In this year's class, Danny Stein will trace the Jewish people's journey from the ancient world to the advent of modern Zionism, with an emphasis on how certain events along the way impacted the eventual return to Israel and the character of the state.


Alumni Stand with Israel

Jake Tapper '87 speaks with the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent about his support of Israel and the strong Jewish foundation he gained at Akiba/Barrack.

Read the full article here

Lia Dolev '22 at the University of Maryland meets with Representative Steny Hoyer about the rise of antisemitism on college campuses.

Akiba/Barrack graduates in Israel- Gabe Duec '10, Shoval Dorani '10, Daniel Elkin '10, and Dory Kalimi '10- surprise Adam Wachs '10 for a birthday barbecue celebration while he is serving in the IDF.

Talia Willner '23 and her family organized over 700 Shabbat bags with 1400 homemade challahs for students, faculty, and the community at the University of Pennsylvania.

Alumni at Pitt Chabad paint a peace mural.

Ilan Gordon '21 hangs posters of the hostages.