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#LivingIt: Shimrit Biton - Youth Futures

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Not long ago, Shimrit Biton was in her home in Sderot when the air raid sirens went off, twice in close succession. They huddled in the “safe” room in the middle of the house. The second time, she and her family could…

#LivingIt: JDC Update: Operation Protective Edge Day 16:

JDC Update:  Operation Protective Edge Day 16:

  •  Today JDC is hosting the JFNA Solidarity mission in the south, visiting the Center for Independent Living for people with disabilities in Beersheva, joining the distribution of meals in Merhavim where elderly receive a daily hot meal thank…

Bar mitzvah boy gives Sderot $40,000 playground

Worth a read is this Haaretz article that starts: A 13-year-old from New York has decided to give $40,000 he received from his parents for his bar mitzvah to the children of Sderot. The municipality says the money will go to build a park with recreational facilities.

A pretty amazing gesture…

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The posting below is excerped from 'Baltimore Israel & Overseas', a blog from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. To read the full posting, and more from a recent visit to Ashkelon and elsewhere in Israel, click the 'more' link below.

Nearly everywhere I have visited ov…

'The scary uncertainty has become routine'

This blog posting about living near Gaza was contributed by Ilona Lichtenstein, 25, who moved to Israel from Belarus 19 years ago with her family. She lives at the JAFI Ibim Student Village near Sderot.

I live in Ibim, a student village which is also an absorption center for young people wh…

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