Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Beyond Politics – the Human Face of Asylum

Posted on August 2, 2012

Lionel Rabie has extensive experience in the food and hospitality industry.  He put his business experience to work volunteering to provide one on one consultancy with an Asylum Seeker in Tel Aviv who was starting up a bakery business.  Through Microfy, an organization that provides training and micro loans to Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Lionel’s Continue Reading »

Refugee Children at Gan Nitzanim

Posted on July 31, 2012

When I first stepped foot in the Gan Nitzanim classroom, little did I know the life-changing experience I was about to have.  As the days progressed, I became accustomed to the kids’ daily schedule of playtime, songs, breakfast, and outdoor time and the close relationships they share with their teachers.  Beyond the basic workings of Continue Reading »

Sudanese Refugee Starts National Service At Nitzana

Posted on August 25, 2011

Of Interest:  HaAretz (25 August 2011) article about the first African refugee to start Israel’s pre-army national service program.   Tom Hassan is doing his national service at Nitzana, an educational youth village located just beyond the border with Egypt.  Nitzana offers a variety of educational programs that serve Israeli and Global Jews including disadvantaged Israeli Continue Reading »

Welcoming the Stranger

Posted on August 17, 2011

This post was written by Gina Milano after her second volunteer experience with Skilled Volunteers for Israel. After completing my wonderful volunteer project with low income Israeli teens at the Youth Education Village of Nitzana in the heart of the Negev desert, I geared up for the next assignment: conducting an English as a Second Continue Reading »



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