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Visiting Elisabetta

Bat Or and Eran are part of a joint program with a middle school in Jerusalem’s city center. Every Thursday, four students from the 8th grade class come to volunteer at Yad LaKashish.

As part of the program, we place special emphasis on creating inter-generational connections between the elderly artisans and the student volunteers.

Bat Or and Eran volunteer in the Textiles, Appliqué and Children’s World departments. When asked what is most meaningful for them about their volunteering, they noted that they enjoy building relationships with the people in the departments.

Eran is happy to help with the problems they have with their phones.

Bat Or, spoke about the difficulty she feels when people are sick and must miss work for long periods of time. She created a strong bond with Elisabetta early on in her volunteering but Elisabetta has been home sick for some time.

Before every holiday we visit the elderly who have not come for long periods of time because of illness or recovery from a fall and present them with a holiday gift. The pair expressed a desire to visit Elisabetta and so our social coordinator invited them to join her during her trip to see Elisabetta.

The students prepared a blessing for her and brought chocolate with them. The meeting was very moving, Elisabetta was extremely happy to see them and called them “my students.”

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Pesach 2019 Newsletter



We hope you enjoy reading our Pesach 2019 Newsletter which offers an inside look at the production of our new Seder plate as well as life advice from one of our elderly artisans. 

Click here to read our Pesach newsletter!

Once Upon a Seder Plate

Purim at Yad LaKashish

This Purim, we hosted over 120 students from three different institutions! We had a wonderful time dancing, eating hamentaschen, and celebrating the holiday with our visitors. Thank you to Solomon Schechter Westchester, Yeshivat Orayta, and Young Jerusalem for spending your Purim morning with us.

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B'nai Mitzvah Projects, Am Shalom

 

After visiting Yad LaKashish, Ari and Noah G. chose to raise money for us by selling our handmade products in their home community.

Lucas F. asked that donations in honor of his Bar Mitzvah be made Yad LaKashish. After his Bar Mitzvah, Lucas came to visit us and was able to meet and get to know the deserving elderly artisans that his efforts supported.

Mia Z. visited Yad LaKashish three years before her Bat Mitzvah and knew from that day that she wanted to use her Bat Mitzvah Tzedaka Project to help support the elderly artisans. Mia sold products from Yad LaKashish at her synagogue and donated the money she made to Yad LaKashish in support of the Pesach bonus given out to each of the elderly artisans to help them celebrate the holiday with dignity. 

We are inspired by the dedication and hard work of these 4 Am Shalom B'nai Mitzvah students. Thank you for supporting us and sharing our mission with your home community. 

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