Resources for Talking to Your Children About Israel


Israel is living a nightmare this weekend. Our hearts ache for the people of Israel.


PJ Library and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation have a deep, unshakable connection to the State of Israel. We are proud to share stories with families around the globe that celebrate Israel and promote a sense of responsibility to the country and its people. And we are proud to reach hundreds of thousands of Israeli children and their families each month through PJ Library’s Hebrew-language counterpart, Sifriyat Pijama, and Arabic-language companion program, Maktabat al-Fanoos.


Processing the horrific attack on Israel is difficult. Explaining it to a child can feel borderline impossible. It’s helpful to:

1.       Take the cues from your child

2.       Model calm

3.       Be reassuring

4.       Help children express their feelings

5.       Be developmentally appropriate


If you are struggling, as many of us are, to navigate conversations about events in Israel with your children or grandchildren, links and resources are available on the PJ Library website, including:


Other Resources