Responding to the War: Update from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev sits 25 miles from the border with Gaza and was significantly impacted by the October 7 terrorist attacks. More than 60 BGU students, staff, faculty, and family were either murdered, kidnapped or are missing. Since then, the University has transformed, turning dorms into army barracks and homes for displaced families, and mobilizing students and, staff to support the war effort.

Two members of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev faculty will be joining Rabbi Greg Weisman on Zoom. They will share how the war in Israel has impacted Ben-Gurion University, the work of Soroka University Medical Center that serves the southern part of the country and which treated 1,000 patients in its emergency room on the day of the attack, and how it has affected them personally.


Professor Simon Barak

Researcher at Ben-Gurion University’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research and founding member of BGU Radio

Dana Gavish-Fridman

Founder and General Manager of Ben-Gurion University’s Yazamut 360 entrepreneurship center

This program is presented in cooperation with Americans for Ben-Gurion University, South Florida Chapter.