This blog was written by Ben Sousa. Ben is one of the amazing participants on the Yahel Social Change Program this year. You can read his blog here. So tonight was an experience I doubt I would have gotten to have through any ordered series of events. It all started when the two Rachels and I … More Lamah Loh?: The Philosophy of the Night
This post was written by Dana Larsen. Dana was a participant on this summer’s Yahel Repair the World Onward Israel Service-learning Initiative in Be’er Sheva. As the New Year approaches, I reminded of how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to live and engage in service learning in such an incredible place, surrounded by remarkable people. For six weeks … More A New Kind of Family
This blog post was written by Hannah Roberts. Hannah was a participant in the Yahel Repair the World Onward Israel Service Learning Initiative. Hannah volunteered at a women’s shelter in Be’er Sheva. Part of Yahel’s Repair the World Onward Israel Service Learning Initiative is to bring our experiences in Israel back to our college campuses; for me the University … More Bringing it Home
Today’s blog was written by Miriam Aniel, a participant in the Yahel Repair the World Onward Israel Service Learning Initiative in Israel. Miriam volunteered at a women’s shelter in Be’er Sheva for six weeks this summer. Kids fight and make up. Kids stab each other with their words, then join each other for pretend-tea-time. Kids scream and fidget, hug … More How Do We Say Goodbye?
Several weeks ago, I walked leisurely down Shapira Street, taking in the neighborhood that I had spent a year volunteering with—the neighborhood that in three weeks I would leave. I was a participant on the Yahel Social Change Program, a program that works in collaboration with a grassroots NGO that does community empowerment with the … More I Found Love / by Shoshana Wineburg
“The first time I tried to grow them for the greenhouse, the seedlings all died – I forgot to water them,” says Annie Shore, without sounding a bit guilty. Her second time around, she was more successful. “I never gardened much,” she continues, “but when I understood that the gardening here was about much more … More Good things are growing in Gedera
When you blow by your fundraising goal in less than 48 hours, some tough questions come up. Questions like: what do you do with the funds raised beyond the target. Who determines the priority of needs, and how do you involve the community in your success? Tough questions, for sure, but one the Yahelnikim are … More Go, Yahelnikim. Go!
For many kids, doing homework at home seems to be the most natural thing – something they wouldn’t think about twice. Kids might argue with their parents about doing homework but also know that when needed, their parents or siblings will be able to lend a hand. But what happens if you are the child … More Doing Homework @ Home