Giving Back to the Community
It is so important for our children at Emunah's Neve Michael to not only receive, but to give back to the community.
Our house mother Zviah brings groups of children to the homes of Holocaust survivors in the Pardes Hana area on a weekly basis. In addition, there are 3 Holocaust survivors in the Shoham Geriatric Center that also benefit from the kind visits of Emunah Neve Michael's children.
Our boys and girls have helped the elderly survivors with many of their household needs and more importantly have warmed their hearts. Our children recently worked together with the survivors to plant a beautiful garden, The Garden of Life, which is now a landmark on the grounds of the Children's Village.
At Emunah's Neve Michael, we impart to our children that Chesed, the performance of good deeds, is vital for their development as growing boys and girls who will someday be expected to partake in such activities as responsible adults in the Jewish community. Our children help out in Chesed projects by preparing and distributing food parcels for needy families in the area.
The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program
This year there are 23 children ( 13 girls and 10 boys ) who will be celebrating their Bar/Bat Mitzvah in a festive celebration on June 15, 2017.
The Bar/Bar Mitzvah Program is composed of three parts: weekly lectures, monthly trips and a festive celebration at the end of the school year. This entire program is covered by kindness and generosity of our kind supporters.
Every month we hire a bus and a tour guide to take the children on a full day tour that includes lunch in a restaurant. Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah children are exposed to the rich history of Israel while visiting new places such as Tsfat, Mazada, Haifa, Ariel, Beit Shearim and more. The highlight is the trip to Jerusalem and to the Kotel.
Trip to Haifa
Emunah's Neve Michael B'nei Mitzvah children visited a museum in Haifa and walked on the hanging bridge in the Nesher Park which covers an area of 200 dunams and is located on the northern side of the Carmel Mountain, south of the town of Nesher. The main feature of the park is a seventy-meter suspension bridge that spans a seasonal winter river- Nahal Katia.
Trip to Bet She'arim
Under Roman rule Bet She'arim was an important Jewish settlement, but its name and renown spread during the period of the Mishna and Talmud (in the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE). Bet She'arim was a great center of Torah study, and became famous mainly thanks to Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi, who settled there. Known simply as "Rabbi", he was the head of the Sanhedrin, a religious and spiritual authority, but also a political leader and a leading, charismatic figure in the Jewish world of the time.
Emunah's Neve Michael Children in Concert with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra
Towards the end of 2016, 53 children from the "Scales" project in Emunah's Neve Michael participated in a concert in the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv celebrating 80 years of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra together with the their famous Music Director Miestro, Zubin Mehta.
Another 17 children from Emunah's Neve Michael also attended the concert.
In the picture, you can see the children practicing before the concert.
For Emunah's Neve Michael's underprivileged boys and girls who rose from the periphery of Israeli society, it was a moment they will cherish a lifetime.