Local residents in Hoboken are hosting a candlelight vigil on the Hoboken waterfront Tuesday, October 10th, to honor victims of Saturday’s attacks in Israel by the militant group Hamas.
The Hoboken Hearts Israel vigil will take place at Pier A near the Hoboken train terminal, but on the waterfront. Organizers shared it begins at 8PM.
Members of the Jewish community as well as several local officials will speak at the event, according to its organizers.
Yesterday, Jersey City hosted an event in front of City Hall with Mayor Fulop and other local officials present.
If you’re looking for ways to give back or help, here is a list (send additions to email@example.com):
JGive – All donations collected will be distributed to charities that offer relief services, welfare, equipment, food, and other necessities to the victims of the war.
Jewish Federations of North America launched an emergency fundraising effort to support victims affected by the war. The organization is working with their core partners to help rebuild damaged infrastructure and address trauma caused by the attacks.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is accepting online donations to provide support to those in Israel and the occupied territories. Members from the organization visit detainees in Israeli and Palestinian places of detention and work to improve access to essential services.
Save the Children, which provides aid to children affected by violence and disaster around the world, is accepting donations to provide food and shelter to children impacted by the conflict. Donations to the Children’s Emergency Fund can be made online.
Chabad Young Professionals of Hoboken and Jersey City also created a wishlist for sending supplies abroad here.
On Sunday, a website called “Swords of Steel” was set up, where concerned citizens can enter names of missing loved ones, and others can volunteer their resources to help search.