Welcome to the Achuzat Sara Summer Program 2K17 Blog!!! WARNING: Beware that if you read these blogs you will hear first-hand accounts of American inspirations undertaking vast tasks and achieving lofty goals. From working on their characters to saving their fellow members of Am Yisrael who are less privileged. Not only will these volunteers have a great summer with lots of fun, they will generate fun and smiles for those that do not have many other sources of happiness in
All aboard El Al! At approximately 10:30 AM EST, about 150 volunteers met at JFK airport anxious but ready to GP (for those in the dark, GP = get pumped). It's safe to say that most experienced some jitters due to the overwhelming nature of the El Al check in line and the 149 other volunteers who may or may not know each other already. However, once it was over and everyone was settled in at Gate B31, social barriers were broken, and all the volunteers began to mingle. The 12
After a long flight, we finally arrived at Ben Gurion airport. With suitcases in hand we made our way to the main area of the airport where Eddie Mattout, a coordinator from Talpiot, met us with a big smile and Israeli music. We then went on a short hike and ended it off with team building activities with our individual homes. As the day got hotter, we got more exhausted, but warm pizza for lunch gave us some energy to function for our trip to the Kotel. When we arrived in th
To start off Kol Hanearim, each home was divided into their own busses. Kids were filled with excitement and everyone was eager for this experience to finally begin. After a short bus ride of socializing and meeting new people and making new friends, all homes meet at a nice park with beautiful scenery. Rav Yair added some extra excitement to the first event with all the homes as he was hoisting people up on his shoulders. After some icebreakers, we had pizza for lunch. We th
The work we are off to do is not just a summer program to us. This is our life’s work, our life’s passion, and our life’s responsibility.
The vision we have is big -
We are striving to help every child at risk break the cycle of distress.
We are striving to help every vulnerable member of society know that they have KH and Emunah as a support system.
We are striving to shed light to the world on the beauty of the Jewish people.
We are striving to demonstrate to the w