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#LivingIt: A taste of tranquility for Sha'ar HaNegev's families: World ORT

For those who enjoy the quiet life, Kibbutz Kfar Aza should be ideal. Established in August 1951 by immigrants from Egypt and the Moroccan city of Tangiers, it’s a village of some 600 souls nestled among 16,000 acres of cultivated land. But rockets and mortars from its once friendly neigh…

#LivingIt: JDC Update - Day 28

JDC is continuing to address the needs of Israel's vulnerable at-risk children, youth, young adults and families, the region's elderly and those with disabilities.  

Efforts and activities that have taken place over the last few days: 

  • Last Thursday, 20 employees and their children (4…

#LivingIt: Yael Druckman

Yael Druckman of Johanesburg, SA, made Aliyah shortly before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The sirens were her first introduction to Israeliness – “the sirens made me Israeli”.

#LivingIt: Hibuki Dolls to Help Children Cope with Trauma

The JDC in Israel – Ashalim and the Education Ministry’s psychological counseling service have revived a therapeutic project to help children cope with trauma during Operation Protective Edge.

As part of the therapy method, children are given a stuffed dog, Hibuki (“Huggy”), which h…

#LivingIt: Ravit Elia-Leib

As violence in Israel escalates, the Jewish Agency responds


Ravit Elia-Leib
Director of Welfare and Social Services for Ethiopian Olim
Southern Region
The Jewish Agency for Israel


The question on our minds these days is how can we best grapple with and confront this emergency situa…