A Day in the Life: A Brief Journey Through The Day of a Yahelnik

Today’s participant blog post comes from Larry Gersz, a participant of the Yahel Social Change Program. This group is living, learning and volunteering in the Ramat Eliyahu neighborhood of Rishon LeZion for 9 months this year. A Day in the Life: A Brief Journey Through The Day of a Yahelnik             Our … More A Day in the Life: A Brief Journey Through The Day of a Yahelnik

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

Program Update: Camp Tawonga Teen Service Learning / by: Aaron Mandel, Camp Tawonga

Aaron Mandel, Assistant Director of Teen Programs for Camp Tawonga, wrote a trip update on the first few days of the Teen Service Learning trip with Yahel in Israel.  TSL Families, The group has now been in Israel for over three full days and things are off to a great start!  Upon arrival in the … More Program Update: Camp Tawonga Teen Service Learning / by: Aaron Mandel, Camp Tawonga

Excitement Brewing for Individual Placement / by: Molly Sloane, Boston Onward Israel participant

This entry was originally posted on Molly’s personal blog, a participant on our Boston Onward Israel program in Haifa.  For background purposes, Yahel is running a 6-week service-learning program in Haifa for 18 New-England-area students. Through direct service opportunities, participants will contribute to the Hadar neighborhood by volunteering alongside local Israel activists. In addition to … More Excitement Brewing for Individual Placement / by: Molly Sloane, Boston Onward Israel participant

Go, Yahelnikim. Go!

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!