Food: A Method for the Relaying of Information

Today’s blog was written by a participant in Yahel‘s Repair the World Onward Israel Service Learning Initiative in Be’er Sheva. Approaching Kalisher absorption center for the first time, I was presented with a lackluster apartment complex. With decaying walls and unkempt hallways, I was unimpressed with the conditions and facilities of the absorption center.  Soon I was introduced … More Food: A Method for the Relaying of Information

Urban Agriculture: The Promise of Plenty and the Menace of Maintenance

This post was written by a Doni Kaye, 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 training to be leaders when they return to their campuses in the fall. Doni is volunteering with Earth’s Promise. … More Urban Agriculture: The Promise of Plenty and the Menace of Maintenance

Reflections on Service-Learning, Greater Philadelphia Hillel in Netivot

In June, 2013, 15 college students from Hillel of Greater Philadelphia came to Netivot on an alternative break program with Yahel. They came to volunteer and learn together with Israelis in the community. The students stayed with families in Netivot and volunteered with several different local organizations. Below, Kelilah Miller, one of the staff members, shares her … More Reflections on Service-Learning, Greater Philadelphia Hillel in Netivot