Kaima Beit Zait
News from GHIS school
We are very excited to share the news about Chernor – the GHIS graduate who is adopted by the community in Santa Barbara.
Chernor is a graduate from our first cohort. He is an orphan from Liberia who grew up in extreme poverty. Despite this, as a clever boy, he understood the value of education. He worked as a rickshaw driver from age 12, and it was this that enabled him to pay his school fees. GHIS was lucky to find Chernor as he was lucky to find us.read more
Thank you letter from the winner of the Matanel for Tikkun Olam Prize (Abroad)
Dear Matanel Foundation, for the past two days,I have been trying to find the best way to express my gratitude for this Award, I ended up completely missing a word of thanks but I just concluded by thanking you for your creativity to launch the Matanel Award-TIKKUN OLAM.read more
Thank you letter from the winner of the Matanel for Tikkun Olam Prize (Israel)
Thank you very much for awarding SHEKEL – Inclusion for People with Disabilities the
prestigious Matanel Prize!
The April 2022 Matanel Conference was inspiring, stimulating and fruitful, providing
numerous NGOs an opportunity to share ideas.
News from Jewish Brain in Hightech (JBH)
Yaakov just had his fifth child. He lives in Beitar, a city outside of Jerusalem. He wears traditional Hasidic garb. When Yaakov was 25 years old, he began his path to support his family. First, he enrolled in a “mechina,” a preparatory studies program, at a leading college. After completing a year of preparatory studies, he started studying computer science, which took him 3 and 1/2 years. During the time that Yaakov was studying, his family struggled financially.read more
News from Kaima Farm
Here, on Kaima Farm, it’s been non-stop action as we maintain pace with our ongoing intensive youth employment initiative and agricultural business; expand our new vegetable donation program, Feed My Neighbor; and prepare to launch our new residential program, Safe Living. Even with COVID still rampant, we still see abundance and opportunity all around us. Let me share two stories that illustrate this:read more
News from Desert stars
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.read more
News from Vehadarta during covid19 crisis
“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.read more
News from Na Lagaat center during Covid-19 crisis
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.read more
News update Kedma - Neve Hof 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.read more
News from Kaima Hukuk farm during Covid 19 crisis
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.read more
IASA - news update during COVID 19 crisis
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.read more
News from Kaima Beerotaim farm during Covid 19 crisis
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.read more
Technoda Haredi science center newsletter summer 2019
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.read more
Thank you letter from Yozmot Atid - Goal of 3000 successfull businesses
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.
Arnon Stein about the Perah Zahav program in Mitzpe Ramon
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.
The long-term impact of Tenufa Bakehila work - Gabi Nachmani
“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
Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from Avratech
Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from Jean Claude Lalou
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.read more
Testimonial 4th retreat - A thank you letter from SHEKEL
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 Israelread more
The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Orr shalom- Nitzan Matanel Safe Haven STARS: Science, Technology and Academic Readiness camp
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
The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Yozmot Atid - Woman creating their own future
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 opportunityread more
The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Musrara - Matanel Perach Zahav
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
The 4th Matanel Retreat - A thank you letter from Netu'im Ben Ha Dorot: Between the Generations
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.
I would like to express my appreciation to you for your assistance with school fees for our daughter Liel Aman, who is studying at the Center for Gifted Students at Kineret Academic College.read more
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.read more
Yosef, a third-year student, from the graduation ceremony of the Introduction to Psychology course at Tel Aviv University
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.read more