Year Closing Event in Alon Shvut Center

Yesterday the children and their family members of the Alon After School Center of Yad Rachel in the Alon Shvut community gathered for a festive event to mark the end of the year of joint activity with the parents. The families met at Ammunition Hill and tried some challenging activities in which the parents and the children together coped with climbing to huge heights, walking on ropes and surfing in the omega while helping, encouraging, and especially enjoying together.

After that, Mastershef’s cooking activity took place and the families received a great meal othey nade together.

This activity summarizes a year of joint activity with the parents during which they regularly arrived at the program and received a unique quality time together with their children. We were very excited all year long to see them at the Center and enjoy their cooperation. We were also excited to see the children and parents enjoying the various joint activities.

Our first project on a J-GIVE website- a hot meal program for after school centers

Greetings to all our partners and friends!

We are making the first steps in a very modern and interesting way to give you an opportunity to support our projects –  J-GIVE website, which allows to accept financial contributions without unnecessary fees and costs. Your donation goes directly to us. There is only minimal clearance costs, which would anyway be charged when donating through credit card.

We will be delighted if you could help us publish our first campaign there and, of course, if you would like to donate!

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Fishing rods, not the fish

As every holiday, this Pesach DSPG workers have already met for the packing of food packages, which were a few days ago sent to Yad Rachel centers around the country. The trucks brought us lots of good good things, donated and packed with great love.

DSP Group company and employees partner with us for a decade. Not only they give us the “fish”, but also generously generously provide our children with “fishing rods”. Beyond food supplies they are concerned about financing educational programs for children and their family members.

In Yad Rachel we know, that only with the help of the best quality education we can break the cycle of poverty and enable our children a better future.

It is a privilege for us to be accompanied by the company’s employees, for whom the words justice and kindness are not just words, but accompanied with deeds full of love, caring and respect.

This Passover Yad Rachel children will be happy and full not only wit the meal, but also with the knowledge.

Celebrating Passover in Mavkiim Center

Waiting for Passover approaching, the children gathered yesterday in Yad Rachel Center in Mavkiim and and celebrated the holiday together along with the team of the Center. They held a meal, printed their own Agadot, set the most beautiful table and created a very festive atmosphere. This is an opportunity for us to wish happy holiday for all our patients, staff and their families. We wish everyone a pleasant holiday full of experiences.

Evening dedicated to the staff members of the Central Region

Once a in a while we bring together some of Yad Rachel  170 staff members of the from different frameworks we operate across the country, who invest so many hours and energies and powers to fulfil the needs of many hundreds of patients. The staff try to improve as much as possible in helping the patients and respond to their needs. They do so with great dedication and great love. Yesterday, the Center team from all the Central Region gathered at the special evening meeting.

This is one of the ways for us to thank them and express our appreciation to employees for their wonderful work, try to see them as good as they see their patients  and respond to some of the needs of their challenging and complex work. At the event they’ve met with  playback theatre  “Spark” crew. The staff told stories of everyday life at the After School Centers, stories about the challenges they face in their work, stories about children who challenged them, the dilemmas they had while working, and actors presented their stories in front of everyone while they improvise and dramatise the stories as they see and experience them. The experience was very successful and funny and everyone seemed to have really enjoyed. At the end of the evening everyone enjoyed a dinner made by the team leaders.

Parent-Child group in Ein Tzurim Center

Recently we completed a therapy group for parents and children in Yad Rachel Parent-Child center for the community of Nitzan. During the meetings families created mosaic on the wall in the shape of the heart. The work required a lot of patience, perseverance, and planning and result in no doubt filled everyone with excitement and pride.
This work is another one of the many ways in which we try to get people to feel comfortable in the Center and feel that the Center also belongs to them and they are part of it.

Mother’s Day in Jasmine Center

Towards upcomming Mother’s Day celebrated soon by Arab society, in Jasmine After School Club for Arab society in Lod there was held a spacial parent-child activity. The families met a yoga teacher, who read them a story and practiced exercises movements according to the figures that appeared in the story. The attendance ind themcollaboration of the families was high. Some families whose children are not regularly in the Center, also came to the event. There was great excitement among mothers and children and they seem really enjoying it.

Paz After School Center Exhibition In Israeli Museum

This week there was an impressive and exciting event at the Israeli Museum. Kids from Paz After School Center which is operated by Yad Rachel in Rainbow Talpaz school in East Talpiot in Jerusalem, presented their art works to their families, school officials and representatives of the Ministry of Welfare. The exhibition at the museum was the end of a very significant process occurred in the past two months, during which the children came once a week, accompanied by a museum’s art instructor, Mrs. Nina Elan. They produced several series of works of art related to nature and life circles. The exposure of children to the subject, the art and the museum was very significant for them. During the work they have learned a lot about themselves and their friends and acquired many tools that will help them in their lives. In addition to the exhibition of children’s works of, families also received a guided tour of one of the current exhibitions at the museum and  were interested in it, asked lot of questions and participated very actively.

This is not the first time we have such cooperation with Israel Museum and all the museums in the country and every time we are excited about the intensity of the process and the exhibitions themselves for the children and their parents and therapeutic work done outside the treatment room.