The Hebrew University of Jerusalem community has launched the “We Are One” campaign in the U.S. and worldwide to provide aid and support to a large segment of their community impacted by the Hamas terrorist attacks.
The fund, which will accommodate fast changing and increasing needs, will be managed by University leadership to support those affected by the war and its aftermath. To donate to the We Are One Fund, please click here.
“The Hebrew University’s American friends will do everything we can to support our community members as this horrific tragedy, and the extent of its impact, continues to unfold,” says Joshua Rednik, chief executive officer, American Friends of the Hebrew University.
Significant We Are One funding priorities include:
Scholarships and academic assistance for returning soldiers: Thousands of students who have been called to active duty will incur academic and financial losses while putting their lives on the line. We Are One will provide scholarships and financial aid for students and staff in the military. The Hebrew University will also continue to provide students, staff, and faculty members serving in the reserves with financial and emotional support, and academic assistance, once the school year begins.
Counseling services: The University is providing counseling for any members of the community who are coping with severe trauma, grief, and loss. This includes assistance for families of hostages and missing people.
Relocation and shelter: Hebrew University is assessing how best to help employees who have had to evacuate their residences. Many students who have lost homes and belongings, while facing the trauma of kidnapped, injured or deceased family members, are also in need of assistance.
Students returning from abroad to serve and help others: Hebrew University students who began their study abroad when Israel was attacked need financial support to return for active duty or to help in other ways.
Additional support: In addition to establishing this dedicated fund, Hebrew University is providing community support by volunteering in many ways.
• More than 300 Faculty of Medicine students are volunteering in 25 departments in five hospitals that are struggling with staff shortages due to the war.
• The University is providing housing in dormitories and guest houses for families of wounded who are hospitalized in Jerusalem.
• Dental professors are volunteering to identify victims of terrorist attacks.
• Hebrew University is working with the Jerusalem Municipality to establish a school and kindergarten for children evacuated from their homes in Sderot in Southern Israel.
“These tragic times remind us of the human cost of war and the true blessings of family and friends,” says Hebrew University President Prof. Asher Cohen. “As we mourn those we have lost and prepare for difficult days ahead, we find comfort in community and strength in solidarity. Hebrew University is grateful for the support.”
Learn more about the We Are One campaign here: https://www.afhu.org/weareone/
About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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