War in Israel – resources for parents

We have put together a range of valuable resources for parents to help discuss the war in Israel with children

Below is a dedicated section with guidance on addressing these topics with children

For all parents

Presentation on Supporting your Child’s Emotional Well-Being and Physical Safety

Accompanying Materials 
PowerPoint presentation Dr Talya Greene – How can we support children and young people in the UK to cope with the situation in Israel?Dr Hannah Abrahams – How can we help our children when they are feeling anxious?

For parents of Israeli children who have come to the UK

Welcome to our schools – booklet in Ivrit for children joining a school in the UK

הבנת אורח החיים של תלמידים בבתי הספר בבריטניה – ערב הורים 20 בנובמבר 2023 – Understanding the Life of Students in UK Schools: This presentation is from the meeting for Israeli parents held on 20 November 2023

Please fill in this form created by UJIA and The Jewish Agency for Israel to help support Israeli children who have come to the UK as a result of the war in Israel

For families seeking school places, our schools are eager to help you. However, they may not have vacancies, and if they do these may not be in the year group you require.

(The following schools regretfully do not have places to offer:
Akiva, Hasmonean Primary, Independent Jewish Day, Rimon, Wolfson Hillel, Yavneh Primary.)

For further information about each Jewish school please visit Find a Jewish School. When you have identified suitable schools, contact them direct and they will advise you about their vacancies and their admissions process. 

Please note that some Jewish schools are private ie they charge fees.

If your child is at primary school

PaJeS Resources

Supporting Primary Children

Israel social story – for autistic/SEN children

If your child is at secondary school

PaJeS Resources

Additional resources and information

War In Israel Education Hub: a selection of important sources to help you navigate all the information out there – I-gnite

How to navigate online disinformation and propaganda and practicing information resilience – Centre for Countering Digital Hate

Resources to aid conversations and strategies to help young people

Advice to Jewish students in mainstream schools

Advice for parents of Jewish children in non-Jewish schools and teachers working in non-Jewish schools– Board of Deputies of British Jews

Supporting Young People with Israel – The Movement for Reform Judaism