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Perach Zahav Yeruham – Cross Generation project

The Yeruham cross-generation project is one of the flagship projects of the Community Action Program at Yerucham Premilitary college. As part of this project we seek to use our relative advantage – a group of young, caring and motivational people who are looking to be the change they want to see in our society.

Our goal is to connect them with the elderly population in Yeruham, a community that is mostly comprised of new and old immigrant who have seen and done a lot in their lives but in this stage find themselves isolated and happy to find sympathetic ear, a remodeling hand or a shoulder to lean on.

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Feb 2020

Congratulations to Avi Sabag for receiving the title of Doctor Honoris Causa awarded by the Cnam University of Paris. Avi Sabag, founder and director of the Musrara School of Jerusalem supported by the Matanel foundation. The ceremony took place in Paris the 6th of February, in the presence of Joëlle Aflalo, director of the Matanel Foundation.

Testimonials

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The long-term impact of Tenufa Bakehila work - Gabi Nachmani

Tenufa Bakehila (Building Hope) Tenufa-Bakehila, Kiryat-Malachi, Israel Tenufa-Bakehila, Ramle Lod, Israel

“We are extremely thankful for the support that Matanel has given us over the past three years, enabling us to launch our services in Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi and Ramla/Lod. This support was critical in our ability to serve close to 250 poverty stricken families, and making a significant positive impact on entire neighborhoods.”
Extract from Gabi Nahmani’s thank you letter

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books

Le Livre

Neri Segrè

Les livres ne cessent de paraître et de se relayer sur les devantures des librairies et dans les supermarchés. Nous sommes débordés par eux, pris de vertige devant les piles qui s’amoncellent dans nos bibliothèques, désespérés d’en venir à bout. Nous assistons incontestablement à une mutation dans le rôle qu’a tenu le livre dans la civilisation, par trop livresque, qui a été la nôtre jusqu’à la grande révolution télématique.
Désormais, nous sommes poursuivis par le spectre de la disparition du livre-papier et protestons de notre irréductible tendresse pour ces bons vieux bouquins qui respirent l’arbre et l’encre. On ne renoncera pas à la relation sensuelle, quasi mystique, avec ceux-ci. Peut-être ne résistons-nous autant à la perspective de leur disparition que parce que nos décors sont toujours faits de livres et que nous sommes encore – provisoirement ? – condamnés à vivre dans un univers de lettres.

The Saying of Matanel

Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.

Jerusalem Talmud, Sanhedrin 4:1 (22a)