Sundays and Wednesdays

Today’s blog was written by a Shirley Roitberg. Shirley attends Northwestern University and was a participant in Yahel‘s Repair the World Onward Israel Service Learning Initiative in Be’er Sheva.She volunteered at the Beit Yona nursing home in Be’er Sheva. Every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon for 5 weeks, I went to the Beit Yona nursing home in Be’er Sheva. Every Sunday and … More Sundays and Wednesdays

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

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”

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