By Rabbi Robert Dobrusin Forty years ago, when I was a rabbinical student in Israel, our program called for us to do a “service project” in the spirit of volunteerism and in order to learn about an area of Israeli society. Many of my classmates became part-time Rabbis in Masorti (Conservative) congregations throughout Israel. I… Continue reading A Loving Home
Neve Hanna Children’s Home, in Kiryat Gat, Israel, provides a loving home for at-risk children from dysfunctional families. In 2009, with the initiative of a staff member, a group gathered, to begin a Teenage “Good Deeds” Youth Welfare Club where the children could be actively involved and engaged in Tikkun Olam, a Jewish way of… Continue reading Streetlight: Children spreading light throughout the community
At Neve Hanna Children's Home, Jewish holidays are celebrated regularly, introducing Jewish heritage to Neve Hanna children. Activities related to the Jewish holidays enhance the sense of solidarity, cooperation and a sense of creativity, as the children stage special performances in the spirit of the holiday. With Shavuot, as with some of the other Jewish holidays, there… Continue reading Chag Sameach Shavuot!
By Lisa Pollack Neve Hanna Children's Home I work for The American Friends of Neve Hanna (AFNH), a non-profit organization for Neve Hanna Children’s Home in Kiryat Gat, Israel. From its inception in 1973, Neve Hanna has provided a warm and loving home for children from disadvantaged families. They are the children of Russian, Ethiopian,… Continue reading My Week Volunteering at Neve Hanna Children’s Home
Passover 2020/5780 Dear Friends, Our last newsletter reached you around Chanukah, later than usual, because we wanted to report about the special activities, which took place last fall. Nevertheless, we want to go back to last fall and share some additional events that took place during that time frame. Just a few weeks ago, the… Continue reading Happy Passover!