­

‘one-to-one’ mentoring program

“It was at this stage of my life, I decided it was time to explore new opportunities to make a difference in society. I quickly made the choice to become a mentor for an at-risk youth. I ended up receiving so much more than I gave.” Earlier this month, the fourth cycle of our ‘one-to-one’ [...]

July 10th, 2018|
  • two soliders

Helping 168 Youth Village Graduates to Enlist Like Everyone Else!

Helping 168 Youth Village Graduates to Enlist Like Everyone Else! After a year of training and preparation came the moment for the 168 graduates of The Spirit of Israel’s youth villages to enlist into the army in the coming months. Most of our graduates do not have the necessary equipment for their recruitment, and so [...]

July 10th, 2018|

The Spirit of Israel is in New York Too!

The Spirit of Israel is in New York Too! In recent months, The Spirit of Israel has conquered the Big Apple. Meet our friends of The Spirit of Israel in New York, who never stop supporting and helping our youth, even from tens of thousands of kilometers away. Being Israeli is not dependent upon current [...]

July 10th, 2018|

The Teenagers from Hadassah Youth Village Came Back from an Emotional Trip to Ethiopia

The kids from Hadassah Youth Village, second generation to what’s commonly called “the desert generation” of Ethiopian Olim, just got back from a very emotional trip to Ethiopia. Many of them are still struggling with questions of self-identity, belonging, and the generational gaps between them and their parents. For many of them, it was so [...]

July 7th, 2016|

Making Dreams Come True: Kids from Youth Villages across the Country Celebrated a Unique Bar and Bat Mitzvah Year

Dozens of 7th graders in three youth villages supported by the Spirit of Israel – Ben Yakir, Kiryat Yearim and Hadassah – have participated in a special bar/bat mitzvah program throughout the school year, full of challenges and activities related and leading up to the big event. At the end of the year, all of [...]

July 7th, 2016|

Click to Change: Giving Youth at Risk a Summer to Remember

All across the country, Israeli kids and teens are celebrating the beginning of a long, sweet summer vacation. They’ll spend it with their friends in summer camps, at the pool or by the beach, go to music concerts, and have a great time camping or vacationing abroad. But not all kids in Israel are as [...]

June 29th, 2016|

The “One-on-One” Mentorship Program is Back for a 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, we are activating our unique “One-on-One” mentorship program, in which dedicated volunteers personally mentor 12 grade students in one of four Youth Villages across the country. The volunteers help the seniors cope with their last year in high school, the challenges of military service, and the transition to [...]

June 4th, 2016|

Kiryat Yearim Youth Village Have Made One of Their Dreams Come True

A neglected piece of land in Kiryat Yearim Youth Village, just outside of Jerusalem, has turned into a bustling “animal corner”. In a nearby plot, the kids have also planted an impressive garden full of herbs and medicinal plantsContinue Reading Kiryat Yearim Youth Village Have Made One of Their Dreams Come True

May 15th, 2016|

Playing Together

In the framework of The Spirit of Israel's summer camps, there were planned experiential activities for Youth Futures children in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. It was well paced and lots of fun! Over the course of the year we make many efforts to give the children participants of the programs we support all the things that other [...]

January 28th, 2015|

“Alma” – The Pre-Military Preparation Program for Girls in Ofakim is underway for the third time

“Alma” the pre-military preparatory program for female leadership which is operating in Ofakim, winner of the Moscowitz Prize for Zionism and winner of the Jewish Agency’s education competition, supported by the Spirit of Israel, designated for grade 12 graduates from all Israeli social classes, with an emphasis on young women with great leadership potential who come [...]

January 19th, 2015|