Hanukkah Party with Special Menorahs
We had an extra special Hanukkah party with a great meal and the most unique menorahs that were made by our children, with a little help from our dedicated staff. Each menorah had a treasured theme: One represented the culinary delights of the various ethnic groups in Israel; one commemorated hero soldiers who fell in battle in our Holy Land; one symbolized the seven decades of Israeli independence; one marked the great achievements of the State of Israel; and one esteemed the ingathering ...
Community Outreach to Holocaust Survivors
We had an even more moving celebration, led by Tzvia, during which our children brought joy to the hearts of Holocaust survivors at a Hanukkah party held in the Children’s Village. One can only imagine what these heroic survivors went through on those darkest of Hanukkahs, 75 years ago.
The very thought makes one shudder. And to think that now, in our own Jewish state, they are celebrating with our children! What a heart-rending holiday event!
Tu Bishvat was another special occasion ...
Conversations with Soldiers Before Enlisting in The IDF
A group of soldiers recently visited Neve Michael to talk with and give guidance to our teenage youth who are about to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces. IDF service is a momentous life-changing experience for all Israelis, and even more so for disadvantaged youth. As our teenage boys and girls leave the friendly confines of our safe haven, the IDF serves as a gateway to young adulthood and the real world. At Neve Michael, we do our utmost to prepare our youngsters for the IDF and support ...
Meeting with The Director of the Ministry of Education
Shmuel Abuhav, Director of the Ministry of Education, and Avraham Lipschitz, Director of the State Religious Education system, recently visited the Neve Michael Children’s Village. The Sulamot Orchestra played for them and our staff presented to them our education system and all the good work we do here in the Village, every day and every hour. Our distinguished visitors were very impressed.
A Moving Moment
One of our boys waited fourteen years for someone to teach him how to ride a bicycle. In one half-hour session he quickly caught on and can now ride a bike! Sometimes our children perform tasks that their fathers could have and should have helped them with. At Neve Michael, there are so many moments like this when our children see their most cherished childhood dreams come true.
Highlights of Neve Michael’s Marathon Runners
On January 7, 2018 thirteen Neve Michael children participated in a 10-km race in Tiberius.
A BIG BRAVO to five of our children who participated in the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. We are so proud of them. What an amazing experience - Shabbat in Boca Raton, touring the city and representing Neve Michael in this marathon. We all thank you for making this happen!!!
To our five exceptional children: we couldn’t have made a better choice, their behavior was commendable, we had f...
The Neve Michael Bicycle Club
Our children are encouraged to participate in outdoor activities for fun, exercise and interaction with other children. The Neve Michael Bicycle Club spends many happy afternoons riding around the village of Pardes Hana, sharing memorable experiences and forming lasting friendships.
Shades of Sweet
Neve Michael is proud to present graduates of the Shades of Sweet Chocolatiers course, 2018. Our teenage graduates will receive full salaries working in the field.
The Shades of Sweet chocolate boutique is a social initiative for strengthening youth at risk. Under this program, our teenage boys and girls learn how to produce high quality pralines and chocolates, develop good work habits and communicate with the public. This learning process empowers Neve Michael youth to work in the choco...
Once again we thank you, our dear friends and strong supporters of Neve Michael, for sharing our need to help children at risk.
With heartfelt appreciation for all your assistance we wish you a joyous Pesach.
Kibbutz Neve Michael
On Rosh Hodesh Adar our children entered the Neve Michael dining room and were surprised to find that they were on a “kibbutz.” In the photo below, the signs and décor portray a kibbutz atmosphere. This “good morning from the kibbutz” 🐣🦆🐰 message conveys to our children a sense of the cooperative ideals of a kibbutz community which also apply to society in general. Our children are encouraged to cooperate with one another and work together to achieve great things. The group...