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Feeling at home in Yerucham

Posted on May 13, 2015

Yerucham, Israel May 11, 2015 How does one bring a smile to a dower grumpy accountant’s punim (face)? Have a day packed with smiling Jewish Children and top that with a Torah Finishing ceremony attended by people who welcome you like family. Plenty of singing and dancing along with the whole community. I didn’t realize Continue Reading »

Launching the 2015 Volunteers in the Negev – First Impressions

Posted on May 4, 2015

The 2015 Volunteers in the Negev program launched on Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Six volunteers from Miami landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel and were immediately swept off to the Negev Desert to the small community of Yerucham, Miami’s partnership city. Lynne Elster, Howard Schneider, Alla and Zev Fayngold and Joseph and Jackie Koptowsky Continue Reading »

Yerucham Engliada Video Clips

Posted on March 4, 2014

Want to hear and see the excitement on Yerucham’s English language learning program which is part of the Desert Volunteers Engliada. Engliada Buzz Engliada Students Cooperatively designed, implemented and financed by   

“They Called This Place Yerucham”

Posted on June 15, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013 Capturing the Spirit of the Desert Volunteers – View this song on YouTube Lyrics by Ron Hoffman; Tune “They Called The Wind Mariah” There is a place in Israel’s lands, That’s dry, and brown and barren. Its settlers told to make a home And they called this place Yerucham. CHORUS: Yerucham, Yerucham. Continue Reading »

Berkshires Federation Writes about us!!

Posted on February 21, 2012

It’s a sunny chilly day in Jerusalem this morning and before setting out to meet with the Center for Interfaith Sustainable Development about a volunteer placement, I woke to receive a copy of an article written about Skilled Volunteers for Israel in the Berkshires Jewish Voice. Appearing on page 18 of the paper -how nice Continue Reading »

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