Kfar Silver Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees

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 taken in 5 refugees with an additional 15 expected in the coming weeks. They will be provided with housing, food, clothing, education including Hebrew language instruction, trauma counseling, and all services they need to acclimate to their new surroundings. 

According to Amos Gofer, CEO of the Village, he will not turn students away. He estimates that the village has the capacity for approximately 65 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. 

“The key challenge is finding Russian-speaking psychologists to help these students deal with the trauma they have experienced. In addition to being uprooted from their homes, some have witnessed atrocities that no child should have to see,” Gofer said. 

Pictured above: Amos Gofer, CEO of Kfar Silver Youth Village, and Ukrainian students.

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Amos Gofer With Ukrainian Students

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