Israel Opens its Doors


Israel is actively evacuating members of Ukrainian Jewish communities, including many children — some who are traveling alone. Once in Israel, the Israeli government and other relief organizations are resettling the newcomers and providing social services.

The Kfar Silver Youth Village, already home to many Ukrainian students, has already taken in refugees and is expecting many more to arrive in the coming days and weeks. According to Amos Gofer, CEO of the Village, he will not turn students away. He estimates that the village has the capacity for additional children and will provide them with the services needed to overcome the trauma they have experienced and help them acclimate to their new home and school. Amos and the professional staff are determining the resources needed to expand their services to even more students.