desertstars

News from Desert stars

Desert Stars, Negev

The past month has been challenging at Desert Stars, as I imagine it is for everyone. However, in these difficult times our staff, but particularly students and program participants, have been displaying a huge commitment to their communities as young leaders – something that makes us immensely proud.

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vehadarta

News from Vehadarta during covid19 crisis

Experience Required, Israel

“Vehadarta – The Grey Power” works with the population that is at the epicenter of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior citizens, whose exclusion from the employment market, in particular, and from various social frameworks in Israel, in general, led us to launch our activity, are the main high-risk group.

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Nalagaat

News from Na Lagaat center during Covid-19 crisis

Nalagaat Center

Na Lagaat center, like all other entertainment centers, has been temporarily closed as instructed by the Israeli Ministry of Health, until further notice. All employees are on leave for at least a month, hoping to get back to work soon and start preparation of upcoming activities, in order to get back to normality as soon as possible.

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News update Kedma - Neve Hof School

Kedma School

We want to share with you a few of the exciting happenings that took place in our schools – Kedma and Neve Hof recently.

Oriya Weil, an 11th grade Kedma student, participated in Yad Vashem’s Fifth World Holocaust Forum that was held on January 23rd, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation.

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News from Kaima Hukuk farm during Covid 19 crisis

Kaima Hukuk Farm

These are difficult, strange times. Here in Kaima Hukuk, we are grateful for the opportunity to be able to secure a steady, healthy, nutritious diet for the local communities. In times like these, the importance of local, community-based agriculture is more evident than ever. We are proud to be agriculturists and to cultivate a new generation of professional vegetable-growers.

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IASA - news update during COVID 19 crisis

IASA-Guatemala School

During the corona school closures, the middle school continued a full schedule of carefully designed distance learning. The teachers, principal, and guidance staff worked together to make sure the students had meaningful classes, social activities, and daily support and interaction to help them through a very unsettling time.

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Irith Shevach

News from Kaima Beerotaim farm during Covid 19 crisis

Kaima Beerotaim Farm

In the past two months, we have all been through a particularly challenging period, to say the least, where we have been committed to far-reaching systemic and personal changes. The farm’s adult staff has understood that routine must be maintained in every way possible to meet the educational goals that are the basis of the farm’s activities. The events and workshops booked a few months in advance, restaurant orders and schools were all canceled, we realized that funds accompanying the farm would not be able to give us a hand in the near future and that all of our financial commitments to suppliers must be fully fulfilled.

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Dr. Dana Liram-Klibanov

Access for All

Despite severe challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak, I am pleased to report to you that the Access for All program has continued full force, offering twelve courses to 220 senior citizens of the Negev, all of whom are on welfare.

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Technoda Haredi science center newsletter summer 2019

Charedi Science Center

During this year we had 3000 visits of children and youth from the ultra-Orthodox community.

The program enables us to expose these young students to a new and unfamiliar world for them- world of science and Technology. Throughout the schedule, the groups visited our Science Museum as well as the outdoor Science park and took part in the various challenging tasks such as “Escape Park” (based on an ‘escape room’ format) as well as different workshops in our Medical Simulation Unit where they learned about certain topic and using the equipment.

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Thank you letter from Yozmot Atid - Goal of 3000 successfull businesses

Women Creating their own Future, Israel

Today, after 4.5 years of hard work, I am proud to report that we have reached an amazing goal: We have enabled 3,000 women and men to establish their own successful businesses! Thanks to your generous support and our amazing staff and volunteers, we are making a real social and economic revolution in Israeli society.

 

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Arnon Stein about the Perah Zahav program in Mitzpe Ramon

Negev Rising- Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

A few days ago we had the most moving gathering of our volunteer students towards the end of the year. Not all the volunteers were able to come, but the majority made the effort and enjoyed an uplifting experience.

The volunteers shared with each other their touching stories and struggles from their experience in the “Perach Zahav Matanel” project and drew strength and ideas from each other.
It is apparent how meaningful the project is for the elderly and not less, for the students.
Some relayed that they are the only ones to walk into their elderly’s house! Besides for their visit during the week, the senior is all alone and eagerly awaits the students visit- almost the only time he’ll turn on the light in the house.

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Merav Carmi

Kaima annual conference - Kaima Nahalal- Thank you letter

Kaima Nahalal

I want to thank you all for being such good friends. Our success has been largely enabled and spirited forward the Matanel Fund. Thank you for being with us from the beginning.

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Kaima Farms - Annual Conference

Kaima Hukuk Farm

Dear Gad, Joelle,
We are so pleased to share with you photos from our annual Kaima seminar, created with the encouragement of the Matanel Foundation.
The two-day seminar brought together 40 adult members of our four-farm Israel farm network

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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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Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from Kedma school

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Dear Joelle, Gad & Ami

Thank you for inviting me. I would like to say that the only conference I can really enjoy and value

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Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from ISEF

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Chers Joëlle et Gad
De retour à New York, j’ai gardé un très bon souvenir de la workshop .
Je veut vous remercier de m’avoir invité.

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Testimonial 4th retreat - A Thank you Letter from Rav Eliahu Birnbaum

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Dear Joelle,

I was happy and enjoyed participating in the Matanel convention.

I was very impressed by the extent of your achievements

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Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from Ohel Sarah

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Gad et Joelle,
Merci de nous avoir invitées à participer à cette journée extraordinaire…. c’était parfait!

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Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from Avratech

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Joëlle, Ami, Johanna, et toute la famille Matanel – Un grand merci pour l’occasion de vous connaitre mieux et sentir part d’une bonne volonté a nombreux cercles.
That’s how far I can get with my poor French…
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Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from Jean Claude Lalou

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Avec mes sincères remerciements pour l’accueil et la remarquable convention à laquelle j’ai eu la chance d’assister.J’ai pu comprendre et mesurer ce que Matanel faisait pour offrir à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin l’aide efficace et intelligente qui leur fait prendre leur destin en main.

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Erez Ezrachi

Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from SHEKEL

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Dear Ami and Johanna,
​Kol Hakavod on Matanel’s Fourth Retreat in which we had the honor and privilege to participate last Thursday!

We were very impressed by the vast array of diverse programs advancing such original projects from all across Israel

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The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Kaima Hukuk farm

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Dear Joelle, Gad and Ami.
It was and honor to finally meet you and to participate in the Matanel inspiring conference.

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The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Orr shalom- Nitzan Matanel Safe Haven STARS: Science, Technology and Academic Readiness camp

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Dear Joelle, Gad and Ami,
I would like to thank you for inviting me to the 4th Annual Matanel Retreat. It was truly a pleasure and an enlightening experience to hear

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The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Yozmot Atid - Woman creating their own future

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Dear Ami,

On behalf of Yael and me, I would like to express our thanks and appreciation for the educative and lovely retreat you have held yesterday. The sessions were useful and gave us an opportunity

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The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Musrara - Matanel Perach Zahav

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Dear Ami and Joanna,
We hope this finds you well.

Though with a slight delay (end of the academic year etc..), we would like to thank you so much for an inspiring retreat:
The passion and enthusiasm

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IritRoshShitrit

The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Netu'im Ben Ha Dorot: Between the Generations

The 4th Matanel Retreat 2018

Dear Joelle, Ami and Johanna,

 

We would like to thank you again for inviting us to attend the inspiring Matanel Conference, and for giving us the chance to present our work with the Netuim students and the elderly, to the conference participants.

 

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Etay Benovich

IASA-Guatemala School

Extract from a letter of Etay Benovich, projector of IASA – Guatemala school

Over the past 8 months, we have truly made a great something out of nothing. Whereas last year there was no IASA middle school, now there is a thriving, diverse educational community working hand-in-hand with the disadvantaged Guatemala Elementary School.

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Yosef, a third-year student, from the graduation ceremony of the Introduction to Psychology course at Tel Aviv University

Access for All

It is difficult to describe in words this past year. Nonetheless, if we try we will probably think of Freud, defense mechanisms, sleep, developmental stages, types of parenting, first impressions, decision making, learning, the brain, and more and more.

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