On October 7, our world changed.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem community represents a large segment of Israeli society. With over 28,000 members, no one has remained untouched by the horrors unleashed on innocent Israeli citizens by Hamas terrorists, whether 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, we do know that there will be many who need help. The Hebrew University will do everything it can to support those community members including:
The University is endeavoring to make counseling available for any members of the community who need it.
Aid for Special Circumstances
Students from the south have lost their homes and their belongings, others have tragic stories of injured or deceased family members and/or severe trauma.
Study Abroad Cut Short
Some Hebrew University students had already begun their study abroad when Israel was attacked. Many feel compelled to return to Israel to help, however they can, through active duty or in other ways. They need tickets home and initial financial support.
Scholarships & Academic Assistance for Returning Soldiers
Thousands of students have been or will be called up to active duty. Even with the postponement of the start of the academic year, they will miss the opportunity to study and take exams, and they are putting their lives on the line for their community and country. As they serve us, we wish to serve them.
To support those affected by the war, and the aftermath of war, including activities such as those described above, the University is establishing the We Are One fund. We welcome contributions of any amount, and the Dean of Students will make allocations in consultation with University leadership based upon on the changing needs on the ground.
These tragic times remind us of the human cost of war and the true blessings 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. We are grateful for your support.