We, the Jewish people, are at war.
October 7th will forever mark a change in our world. For the Hebrew University of Jerusalem community, which represents a large segment of Israeli society, with over 28,000 members counted yearly, no one has remained untouched. The impact of the horrors unleashed on innocent Israeli citizens by Hamas terrorists is immediately felt, and we know will have lasting consequences for everyone affected directly or through friends and family members.
While we don’t yet know the extent of the tragedy and what the next phase of this war will bring, the University has mobilized its resources in order to meet the most pressing needs of the students, providing services that will include:
- Trauma counseling
- Aid for those who have lost their homes, belongings and family members
- Tickets home and financial support for study abroad cut short
- Scholarships & academic assistance for soldiers returning from the war
These tragic times remind us of the human cost of war and the precious presence of family and friends. As we mourn those we have lost and prepare for difficult days ahead, we find comfort in community and strength in solidarity.
If you have any questions regarding the reopening of classes or want more information on what the University is doing in response to the newly formed needs, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with either Debbie Dankoff or Dina Wachtel and they’ll be happy to speak with you.