|IDF RECRUITS YOUTHS WITH DISABILITIES TO SERVE AS MILITARY DOG-HANDLERS|
Special needs volunteers to operate kennels on bases around the country.
|That Time That a Group of Druze Teenagers Set an Example For the Rest of Israel|
“I believe that one of the challenges facing Israeli today is a lack of connection and understanding between our youth and the golden-years generation.” So said Yasmin Kara, the Spokesperson for the Druze Division of The General Federation of Working and Studying Youth in Israel (NOAL). Kara hails from Daliyat al-Carmel and has just instituted a program that she sees as bridging this gap and helping connect these two isolated social groupings.
|A SHARED JOURNEY TO UPLIFT RESCUED DOGS AND THEIR TRAINERS|
At the Rehabilitation Kennel at Hadassah Ne’urim Youth Village, both children and the animals they treat are able to heal.
|Watch: The Israeli-Arab Santa who volunteers at children's hospitals|
Nichola Abdo, 58, has been volunteering as Santa Claus for the past 30 years. He visits special ed schools and children's hospitals, giving out presents, singing carols and putting a smile on every child's face.
|CANADIAN JEWS EXPOSED TO PROJECT TEN MISSIONS TO AFRICA|
One hundred senior representatives from the Toronto Jewish community met with young alumni of the Jewish Agency’s Project TEN this week in Israel.
|WORLD JEWRY MARKS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES|
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) runs activities in eight different countries.
|HUNDREDS OF JEWS ATTEND FIRST-EVER LIMMUD EVENT IN VENEZUELA|
More than 300 Jews gathered in Caracas on Sunday for the first-ever Limmud event held in Venezuela.
“It was thrilling to see grandparents, grandchildren, young adults, students, Sephardim, Ashkenazim, secular, religious – people from every part of the community – streaming in,” said Limmud Caracas steering group member Anabella G. de Jaroslavsky, who addressed the audience by saying, “A big thank you to our mentors from Limmud Buenos Aires and to our sponsors, the JDC, the Moral y Luces Herzl Bialik School and Hebraica Caracas.”
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