My Yahel Moment #47

This summer, 50 volunteers participated in Yahel Insight programs. Each one will share their “Yahel Moment” on Yahel’s Facebook Page. To follow their moments, please Like us on Facebook. This moment was submitted by Hannah Roberts. My Yahel Moment #47:   “Today was our last day volunteering at the women’s shelter. We began the day … More My Yahel Moment #47

A State in Progress

This post was written by Melanie Xanttopoulos, a participant on the Repair the World Onward Israel Service-learning Program in Be’er Sheva. The group members are encountering social change initiatives in the Negev region and receiving leadership training for when they return to their campuses in the fall. Melanie is volunteering with Ma’an in Be’er Sheva. … More A State in Progress

Shabbat Homestay in the Ethiopian-Israel Community

This post was written by Ben Benson, a participant from Camp Tawonga on a 4-week service-learning trip with Yahel-Israel Service Learning. After volunteering alongside teens in an Ethiopian-Israeli community in Yavne, the group members are now learning about social change initiatives throughout the country as they tour Israel in the final weeks of their trip.  Two days ago, … More Shabbat Homestay in the Ethiopian-Israel Community

First Tastes of Israel

Today’s guest post was written by a Rachel Greiner, a participant on the Camp Tawonga – Yahel summer program in Yavne, Israel. Designed for teens entering 11th and 12th grade, the program, which is run in collaboration with our Israeli partner Friends by Nature, provides teens with a unique opportunity to build relationships with Ethiopian-Israeli teens … More First Tastes of Israel

Reflections on Volunteering “A Few Good Men”

This post was written by a participant on the Repair the World Onward Israel Service-learning Program in Be’er Sheva. 16 student leaders are spending 6 weeks with Yahel, volunteering in Israel, working in the non-profit sector with some of the city’s diverse populations, including immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union as well as … More Reflections on Volunteering “A Few Good Men”

Community – Am I a Part of It or Is It a Part of Me?

Today’s guest post is from Dana Larsen, a participant on the Repair the World Onward Israel  Service-Learning Initiative, a Yahel program in Be’er Sheva. You can read more about their program on their blog: RepairOnwardYahel   Community is a word that evokes a strong sense of pathos and identity regardless of what language it is spoken … More Community – Am I a Part of It or Is It a Part of Me?