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Displaced Israelis: An Update on the Evacuees from the North and the South

Over 200,000 Israelis are now living in hotels and apartments across the country. 150,000 have been evacuated from the south since October 7th. With Hezbollah-led forces attacking northern Israeli communities since October 8th, 80,000 northern residents have been dispersed to temporary housing as well.

Click on the video player below to watch the panel chaired by Ayelet Nachmias-Verbin, Chair of JReady and the Fund for Victims of Terror of The Jewish Agency, as we discuss the trauma these evacuees are dealing with every day and how they are coping and building structure and temporary community in these horrific times.


Ayelet Nachmias-Verbin


Chair of JReady & The Fund for Victims of Terror of The Jewish Agency

Ms. Nahmias-Verbin recently concluded her role as the Chairperson of the Israel Export Institute, following six years of executive office at the Institute. She served as Member of Knesset on behalf of the Zionist Union/Labor party between 2015 - 2019. In addition, Ms. Nahmias-Verbin serves as Chair of JReady – the global crisis management network of The Jewish Agency, and Chair of the Fund for Victims of Terror. Ms. Nahmias-Verbin graduated with an LLB from the Hebrew University and holds an LLM in Commercial Law from Tel Aviv University. A leading expert in corporate governance, she now teaches and trains Senior Management courses for Lahav, the Management Faculty at Tel Aviv University

Carmi Tint


Resident of Sderot & Dror Israel Educator

Carmi Tint is a member of Dror Israel, a grassroots educational organization, and lives in Dror's educators community in Sderot, less than two miles from the Gaza Strip. On October 7th, Carmi was alone with her then seven month old daughter for close to 48 hours in their safe room while Hamas terrorists brutally murdered residents outside their building. Carmi, with other Dror Israel educators and thousands of other Sderot residents, has been living in a hotel by the Dead Sea for the past three months. As soon as the war broke out, Dror began running daycares, schools, and afternoon activities at over 50 evacuee centers for tens of thousands of traumatized children displaced from their homes for an indefinite period of time. Carmi grew up in the Labor Zionist youth movement Habonim Dror North America and returned to work as HDNA’s Brooklyn shlicha from 2019-2021.

Sigal Vijnitzer


Head of demographic development in Kibbutz Manara

Sigal Vijnitzer lives in Kibbutz Manara with her husband and 2 kids (12, 14) for 9 years. The family was evacuated to a hotel in Tiberias for over 3 months.

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