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!
Matan Shteinzltz and Shai Ben-Hayon are two students from the Patisserie Stream at the CHW Netanya Technological High School, and were recently featured in Tnuva Magazine. Tnuva is one of the leading suppliers of dairy products in Israel, Europe and the United States. For over 80 years, Tnuva has made Mediterranean-style dairy products in Israel’s Galilean Hills. As the company grew, they began producing a monthly magazine, and are featuring promising students from CHW Netanya.
Matan, whose Challah bread recipe received a 5-star rating in the magazine, shared with us how proud his family is of this accomplishment. “My family was so excited for me to be published in Tnuva Magazine. My mom has saved the recipe and even tried to make it herself,” he shared.
And Shai also feels great pride in his accomplishment. His now infamous Orange and Chocolate Mousse dessert received a 4-star rating, and he always gets requests to make it for family and friends.
Nurit Peled, a teacher at CHW Netanya, expressed to us how important is it for these young students to receive the honour of being featured in the magazine, as it boosts their self-confidence and allows the public to see how talented these students are.
Students at the CHW Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design are preparing for professional careers, while nurturing their individual creativity. This holds especially true for Heli Kalkstein and Yael Ginzburgski-Eisenberg, two recent graduates of the Fashion Design program who have embarked on a path to success.
Heli and Yael
Upon graduating, a few short years ago, Heli and Yael, opened a bridal and evening gown boutique in Tel Aviv. Named Eisen-Stein, an amalgamation of the owners’ last names, the boutique has achieved success since its opening. Together, the duo make gowns exclusively from their own designs, and today, their creations are highly sought after.