The traditional Menorah competition for boarding school students in Kfar Silver Youth Village, Israel, was held yesterday. The 9th grade Na’ale students won with a Menorah with a clock and Star of David.
Students and teachers from ORT programs across Israel explain how they are continuing their education despite the impact of the war.
Restoring Safety and Trust: How Educational Specialists are Supporting Traumatized Students in Israel
In normal times, Royi Yablochnik runs One Team Camp, a summer event bringing together Jewish and Bedouin Israeli teenage girls for cross-cultural sports activities organized by World ORT Kadima Mada. But these are not normal times.
Organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the group met with government figures and victims of the October 7 attacks.
“We were willing to die for the students,” Amos Gofer explains. “After a few hours, I said I’m evacuating all the students and everyone from the village because no one was coming to help us.”
ORT students have described the harrowing experience of fleeing their homes and schools during the terror attacks on Israel this week.
Schools are restocking shelters with necessities including blankets, warm clothing, water, food, medicine, and even mattresses for longer stays. New students are receiving backpacks at the beginning of the school…
On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, three Linch brothers, Mark, Steven, and Keith, along with members of their family, spent a day at Kfar Silver Youth Village to dedicate the Carpentry and Welding in honor of their mother, Carol Linch z”l.
ORT students brought their enthusiasm and global perspective to Jewish camps in the U.S. this summer and gained life-changing experience in the process. ORT partnered with the Foundation for Jewish…