On April 27th JVP Community held an event saluting their young volunteers for their remarkable activities. The event included greetings by Mr. Yoel Marshak, a representative from the Kibbutz Movement and Ofer Berkowitz from the Municipality followed by a panel discussion lead by Gadi Sukenik, on the current issues “of year of service volunteers” the effect of this year on their actions and place as citizens of Israel. The event was closed with a live performance by “HaDag Nachash”.

 

 

JVP Community (Bekihila), a non-profit organization, was founded in 2002 by Erel Margalit as a social profit venture, to aid children growing up in low income neighborhoods to break out of the cycle of poverty. His ideology and the overall goal for the organization is to enable children to attain academic and social skills so they can acquire the means for self-sufficiency and social mobility in their future.

 

 

In the heart of the program are young, Year of Service Volunteers (Shinshinim). These 18 year old volunteers work with children in their classrooms every morning, operate in after school enrichment centers, and work with youth in community centers in order to make a difference. Currently the program reaches 2,500 children in the 5th-8th grades operating in Katamon, Gilo, Neve Yaacov and Talpiot.

 

For picture from the event see below: