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Eleven months ago I made Aliyah from Mexico City. When I made the decision to move to Israel, part of my family was worried but mainly proud of me.

Although I knew that I was taking a big step by myself I must admit that I thought that it would be easier.  Here I have learnt to make the most of my time and have also learnt that in Israel you have to fight to achieve something.

When I first came here I needed to learn Hebrew so I attended Ulpan classes.

After that I decided I wanted to study to get a degree. For a while I couldn’t find any university that met my expectations. Thanks to a friend of mine I learnt about the Emunah Appleman College of Art and Technology in Jerusalem. I was very excited to find a place that had the curriculum of studies and the values I was looking for: professional studies of art, graphic design and education combined with Torah studies in a religious Jewish environment.

I strongly believe that it was hashgacha pratit that my friend saw the ad of the Emunah College in a newspaper because here I feel fulfilled, the staff and my classmates support me at all times and help me even if I don’t ask for assistance.

Here at the Emunah College there is mutual support between the students and the atmosphere is not competitive. We all make sure that everyone has the chance to succeed.

Emunah also provides support to its students, I received a scholarship from Emunah and it was really emotional to see how the organization cares for us, and helps us in all the ways it can.

I was very surprised to learn about all the work Emunah does around Israel. I wasn’t aware of the Emunah daycare centers, children’s homes, high schools, counselling centers and more.

I have learnt that Emunah does its best to enhance everyone’s talents and passions to get the best out of everyone so that we are able to speak out for ourselves, express our feelings and convey our message.

I thank my family for supporting me all the time Hashem for guiding me and the Emunah College for pushing me to follow my dreams and keep growing.

Sharon Steinberg, student at the Emunah Appleman College of Art and Technology, Graphic Design Department

In preparation for their upcoming final exam participants of Emunah's most recent course for Mashgichot Kashrut (female kashrut supervisors), recently completed their final practical training.

This is, of course, one of the areas of Emunah's trailblazing activities in the public sector by breaking down boundaries and empowering women in Israel.  The course, initiated and promoted by Liora Minka, has been extremely successful.

Celebrations at the Emunah Children's Homes for the Bar and Bnot Mitzvah of 2018!

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 Graduation at Emunah Elisheva High School!

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Graduation at Emunah Neve Sarah Herzog

90 percent of the 78 girls who finished 12th grade last year are eligible for matriculation. The national average is 66%. Since we know where many of our students started out, and what families they grew up in, this is truly a remarkable achievement of Chana Tessler and her amazing team.

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National Service/Sherut Leumi is an important Israeli institution that provide thousands of young men and women the opportunity to contribute to the State and their communities even if they're not able to serve in the IDF for health, religious, social or other reasons. They do important work and are valued. As you know, in Emunah homes and schools we have more than 100 Bnot (and occasionally Bnei) Sherut who do amazing things with our unique children.

This long intro is the backdrop to an amazing achievement that we celebrated today. Eliana Schwartz from New York volunteered at our Emunah Achuzat Sarah children's home for two summers and then decided to make Aliyah in order to do Sherut Leumi at AS. Today at Beit Hanasi, Eliana was awarded the Outstanding Sherut Leumi Volunteer Award, from the State President, one of only 57 out of thousands. An amazing achievement by an amazing young person, bringing kavod to herself, her family, Emunah and of course Achuzat Sarah.

Third year students of the Graphic Design Department at the Emunah Appleman College of Art and Technology participated in a competition, to design posters for the 70th Anniversary of Israel's independence, organized by the World Zionist Organization.

The aim of the competition was  to reflect each student's view of the State of Israel while connecting the past and present.

The competition was judged by, Avraham Duvdevani, Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, Rabbi Yechiel Wasserman, Head of the Center for Spiritual Services in the Diaspora and Yitzhak Stiglitz, Department for Spiritual Services in the Diaspora.

The three winners are: Hodaya Reinhanyan, Avia Skitel and Hanna Gelfer. In addition to the winning posters, all of the posters designed by the students were sent to Jewish Communities all over the world as part of an educational program.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Professor Shmuel Sandler and Amos Safrai – President and Director of the Emunah Appleman College.

To quote Yigal Gross, the head of the Department of Graphic Design, "The students from the Graphic Design Department prove time and time again their high standards and ability to provide solutions  of modern design for a developing digital society.

Thank you, @Arutz Sheva for the article

To read the Hebrew article please click the following link: https://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/371364

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