With the New Year approaching, preparations for the High Holidays are moving into high gear. As Jewish tradition teaches us, to examine our actions and behaviours from the past year and atone for any transgressions, we find ourselves repenting, asking for forgiveness and making peace with those we have hurt.
To do this, several days before Rosh Hashanah we begin to recite the Selichot, a series of penitential prayers and liturgy.
This holds true at CHW Netanya Technological High School, where teachers recently took students on a field trip to the Western Wall in Jerusalem in order to recite the Selichot .
As CHW Netanya aims to instill values and morals within the students, this experience demonstrated the importance of tradition and respecting others.
The students from CHW Netanya wish L’Shana Tovah to you all!
September marks back-to-school for students all over the world. And this holds true at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village where students are returning to campus with new students being welcomed with open arms.
This week is especially exciting at CHW Hadassim, as 15 children have arrived from France to participate in the new Na’aleh Program at the school. The Na’aleh Program absorbs youth who come to Israel without their families, helping them to excel socially, academically, while integrating into Israeli society. The new students are excited to begin their studies!
In honour of the new school year and the arrival of so many students, earlier this week CHW Hadassim hosted a special welcoming ceremony for students, staff, and parents alike. The amphitheatre was abuzz with excitement for the upcoming school year; especially critical in light of the challenging summer that many of the students faced. We look forward to a great year ahead!
While students throughout Israel are heading back to school, summer is still going strong. It is HOT – reaching over 40 ̊ C at Herzliya Beach earlier this week! That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to see air conditioned spheres on the beach in Herzliya. These “bubbles,” as they are fittingly referred to, popped up overnight and provide a place for beachgoers to cool down as the temperature rises on the beach. What a great way to enjoy the final days of summer while spending time with friends!