My Israel Journey

Seeing Is Believing

My Israel journey has come to an end for now. Seeing is believing and I'm glad to have shared with you some glimpses into just a few of the hundreds of things we achieve in Israel. With our partner communities we accomplish extraordinary work and have created tangible living bridges with our…

Feinberg Center

Our last stop was the Feinberg Center; a satellite location of the matnas (community center) specializing in afterschool dance, music, and sports therapy programs for youth and teenagers. It also houses a full-day program for preschool aged children with autism with an adult-child ratio of 2…

Rishon Letzion-Ramat Eliyahu

Visiting the matnas in Ramat Eliyahu everywhere I turned there were signs recognizing MetroWest for our contributions of playgrounds, a fitness center, the building, and on and on. It is quite astounding. Our tour guide was the very affable and enthusiastic main cheer leader and the direct…

Kibbutz Erez

From Kibbutz Erez you can make out the skyline of Gaza city. It's a very strange feeling to be in an area that has been bombarded by rockets from Hamas in Gaza, most recently less than two weeks ago. MetroWest has been partners with Erez now for a decade. Our partnership began when we were …

Ofakim Youth Futures Program and Laulicht Center

Close to 250 children at risk are entrusted to 14 trustees in the Ofakim Youth Futures program. The trustees do a phenomenal job working with fourth through seventh graders in school, out of school, meeting with their parents, and by just being there for the kids. They do truly incredible w…