Compuschmooze Video Interview: Israel Tech Sector Grieving Along with the Rest of the Country

Editor’s Note: Steve Lubetkin’s “Compuschmooze” column in the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey this month covers the impact of the October 7 terrorist massacres on tech industry workers in Israel. The column is based on this video interview.

In the wake of the horrific October 7 terrorist attack, the one thing that Israelis need most is to hear from friends and family elsewhere in the world, according to one technology industry executive.

“If you know anyone living here, I can’t tell you how helpful and impactful it’s been to even be contacted by people,” says Kendall Breitman, formerly of Haverford, PA, who now lives in Israel. “It’s one thing to experience this, and then it’s another thing to kind of feel alone in your experience. So if you know anybody that’s been affected by this, I think reaching out to them is just baseline, like a really great thing to do, and it makes people feel seen and heard and loved. And that’s something that I feel like we’re a bit lacking right now.”

Breitman is a community manager at, the Tel Aviv-based video recording company.

You can watch the interview with Kendall Breitman in the player below.

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