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Our hearts are aching for our Brothers & Sisters


There are no words to adequately express the deep sorrow we feel as we witness the unfolding events in Israel. Our hearts ache for our brothers and sisters facing unimaginable challenges and uncertainty.


The reports from Israel are both shocking and heart-wrenching. The pain of loss, the chaos, and the ongoing missile attacks are difficult to bear. We stand united in our resolve to be a pillar of support for our extended Jewish family in Israel.


Our tradition teaches us that unity is a source of strength and protection. Now more than ever, let us set aside any divisions and stand as one community. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in need.


We join our voices in prayer, asking the Almighty for guidance, strength, and courage. We are with those taken captive, the wounded, the bereaved families, and the valiant IDF soldiers on the front lives. May they access the courage to overcome what lies ahead. May they feel the support and love of the Diaspora as they navigate uncertainty and indescribable pain.


We have found ourselves feeling helpless so many thousands of miles away from our homeland and from those most vulnerable. But just because we are so far doesn’t mean we can’t help. Our spiritual recipe for navigating challenging times (tools to meaningfully move through the hard and shift ourselves in the process) is always Teshuva (returning to our true essential Selves) Tefillah (prayer) and Tzedaka (charity). If you wish to contribute and help in these difficult times, please explore some opportunities provided in below (links where applicable) that touch on those three themes, check back often as we are constantly adding new links as we learn about opportunities:


Tzedaka (Give) :

  • Consider a donation to any of the campaigns below:

    • Aid4Israel (I can’t speak for the others but this one, 100% of your donation goes to those who are in need. No administrative costs are taken out of your donation. This has been shared with us by David Sussman who is very involved with them)

    • Friends of the IDF

    • OU Campaign

    • United Hatzalah of Israel Campaign

    • Zaka Zaka has dedicated teams providing emergency response to the injured, ensuring they receive immediate care. Simultaneously, a specialized unit is handling the bodies of the deceased, working under immense pressure to manage the overwhelming number of casualties.

    • Aish Gaza War Support

    • Operation Tztitzit - The IDF asked for tztitit to protect our soldiers. This is a way you can help with that.

    • Thank Israeli Soldiers - Many of you know this organization and the great work they do from our momentum and BMX/Ignite trips.


  • Dedicate time to Torah learning. ​

    • Sign up for Partners in Torah to be matched with a Torah partner.

    • Read Jewish wisdom articles at 

    • Visit our JOI Video page and check out some short clips or full classes

    • ​Sign up to help finish the whole talmud as a community with the Denver Kollel. You can learn more and sign up at If you'd like reach out to Rabbi Lehrfield to schedule time to meet to complete your page of the talmud.


  • Join the Shmira Project and be paired up with a soldier that you will commit to pray for regularly. Once you fill out the form you will receive a soldier’s hebrew name to keep in your prayers daily. Alternatively, you can have in mind the list at the bottom of this email of various soldier’s names that are fighting on the front lines and have asked for our prayers.


Let us move forward as a united community, offering our unwavering support to Israel. Our collective strength can bring hope, healing, and peace to those who need it most.


We are here for you however we can be,


Sarah & Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield

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Pray for our Soldiers

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here for a list of soldiers who've asked us to pray for them


Pray for the Hostages

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here for a list of hostages to pray for their release. Click here to download the "Kidnapped" posters



Soldiers who've asked
for our prayers

Hillel shneur ben rachel

Elyashiv ben Tzivia

Pinchas Eliyahu ben Chava Leah

Aryeh Lieb ben Chava Leah

Shlomo ben Yonina

Hoshaya Chanan Ben Michal

Shalom Yehuda Ben Michal

Meir Yosef Ben Yudeit

Yaakov Yosef Ben Malka

Elazar Yechiel Ben Esther Tamar

Michel Ben Miriam

Shmuel Ben Ella

Natan Nattah Ben Esther Leah

Yehoshua Eitan Ben Yael

Chava Yael Bat Sarah

Aaron Mordechai Ben Kresel Baila

Aharon Yehuda Ben Rivka Zlata 

Chaim Yair Ben Miriam Devorah

Avraham Yaakov Ben Devorah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Chana Sara

Benyamin Shlomo Yitzchak Ben Rivka Aviva

Daniel Menachem Ben Shoshana

Elya Akiva Ben Chava Leah

Ilan Binyamin Ben Shira Rachel

Levi Yitzchak Ben Dina Miriam

Mayer Moshe Ben Gittel

Meir Simcha Ben Adina

Naftali Ben Devorah Sharon

Natan Eliyahu Ben Shoshana

Ohr Moshe Ben Aliza

Shmaya Ben Chana Zelda 

Avraham Ben Elana Tova

Shmuel Ben Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chana Bracha

Yehoshua Elayakim Getzel Ben Devorah

Yisrael Yehuda Ben Elisheva Rachel

Yisroel Mordechai Ben Chana Gittel

Yonatan Ben Esther

Yonatan Simcha Ben Shira Rachel

Names of Hostages:

Adar Bat Daniella

Adi Bat Ahuva

Adi Bat Jaqueline

Adi Bat Shoshan

Adi Elena Bat Yevgenia

Adi Margalit Bat Elka

Adi Margalit Bat Elka Chana

Alex Ben Oksana

Alicia Bat Ludmila

Alon Ben Idit

Amir Ben Rachel

Amit Bat Dana

Amit Ben Limor

Amitai Ben Cheftzi

Amnon San Ben Sara

Aner Ben Shira

Arthur Aharon Ben Minah

Asya Kareen Bat Luba

Avigayil Bat Smadar

Avinatan Ben Ditza Tirtza

Aviv Bat Doron

Avraham Gilad Ben Liat

Avraham Gilad Ben Liat

Avshalom Ben Ruti

Ayelet Bat Rachel

Aynav Ben Panina

Bar Bat Nili

Bar Ben Julie

Bechor Chai Ben Hadas

Ben Ben Nirit

Ben Ben Zahava

Ben Bentzion Ben Mazal

Ben Bentzion Ben Mazal

Benayahu Ben Ettel

Binyamin Ben Elizabeth

Chava Bat Sally

Dan Sasi Ben Shoshana

Daniel Ben Inga

Danielle Bat Ella

Daveed Kroll Ben Garcia

Dor Ben Batya

Dor Ben Galit

Dor Ben Iris

Dor Ben Sharona

Dor Ben Vered

Doreen Attias Bat Tali

Doron Bat Sarah

Dror Ben Ella

Dror Ben Ella

Dvir Ben Chagit

Edan Ben Dalit

Edan Ben Tamar

Eden Bat Aliza

Eden Bat Oreen

Eitan Avraham Ben Efrat

Eitan Ben Chagit

Eliya Ben BatSheva

Eliya Ben Odel

Eliyahu Ben Chana

Eliyahu Yaakov Ben Hadassa

Eliyahu Yaakov Ben Hadassa

Elroie Ben Iris

Elyakim Shlomo Ben Avishag

Elyakim Shlomo Ben Avishag

Evyatar Ben Yasmin

Gili Bat Orna

Guy Yaakov Ben Levana

Hili Bat Margaret

Hili Bat Margaret

Hirsch Ben Rachel

Hirsch Ben Rachel

Ido Ben Kochava

Inbar Bat Yifat

Isabella Bat Natali

Kareen Bat Osnat

Kim Bat Miri

Leelach Bat Rina

Leor Ben Michal

Liam Ben Sarit

Lidor Ben BatEl

Lidor Ben Gitah

Liel Bat Yonit

Liel Ben Nirdit

Lotan Ben Naami

Maayan Bat Racheli

Matan Ben Miriam

Mia Shem Bat Keren

Michael Ben Rachel

Mor Ben Linda

Moriah Ohr Bat Sandra

Motty Ben Mazal

Naah Bat

Nachman Ben Deganit

Naor Ben Livnat

Naveh Ben Adi

Nevo Ben Merav

Nitzan Bat Ronit

Nitzan Ben Vered

Nitzan Ben Yiskah


Noa Bat Leah

Noa Bat Leora

Noa Bat Molly

Noam Bat Hadas

Noam Bat Hadas

Noam Bat Sharon

Noam Ben Talia

Noam Liel Ben

Noi Bat Chava

Noi Tiferet Bat Chava

Ofek Ben Etty

Ofir Angel Ben Yoav V'Sharon

Ofir Ben Rishel

Ohr Ben Abby

Ohr Ben Sima

Ohrel Ben Merav

Omer Ben Osnat

Omer Ben Shelly

Omri Ben Chagit

Omri Ben Raya

Oriah Bat Chani

Osher Bat Tikvah

Osher Ben Rachel

Pines Keshet Ben Natalya

Rachel Bat Plina

Raz Bat Doron

Rinat Bat Mechula

Roie Ben Nitzah

Roital San Ben Sara

Rom Bat Mar

Rom Ben Tamar

Romi Bat Merev

Romi Ruchama Bat Sara

Roni Bat Leelach Sandra

Roni Ben Berta

Rotem Bat Ariella

Sahar Ben Tamar

Segev Ben Galit

Shachak Ben Merav

Shaham Bat Rachel

Shaked Bat Bella

Sharon Bat

Sharon Bat Metuka

Sharon Bat Ruti

Sharon Ben Limor

Shinhav Bat Rachel

Shoham Ben Pazit

Shushan Ben Rina

Sigal Bat Annie

Sigal Bat Esther

Stav Bat Etty

Steven Ben Irna Strosta

Tair Bat Edna

Tal Ben Nitzah

Tamar Bat Yaira

Tiferet Bat Sara

Tomer Ben Orly

Tomer Ben Sigal

Uri Ben Ainav

Uriel Ben Naami

Vivian Bat Shoshana

Yahel Bat Adi

Yehonatan Ben Leemor

Yiftach Ben Shoshana

Yiftach Ben Shoshana

Yishai Ben Talia

Yitzchak Isaac Ben Tziporah

Yochai Ben Ziva

Yonatan Ben Miriam

Yonatan Chai Ben Linda

Yoram Ben Miriam

Yoram Ben Miriam

Yosef Ben Chana

Yuval Kim Bat Miriam

Ziv Ben Tamar

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