JVP Community (Bakehila), established by Knesset Member Erel Margalit, a non-profit organization that operates in Jerusalem in order to change the social reality of children and teens from disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city, held a unique soccer tournament dedicated entirely to the struggle against violence and racism on sport fields. Gilo Alef's soccer team won the tournament, overcoming Zalman Aran's soccer team 2-0. Gilo Meuhad School for Sciences and Arts placed third.
The tournament, held this year for the first time, brought together 12 teams of 5th-6th grade Jewish and Arab students from schools across the city in which Bakehila is active. The children, who've been preparing for the tournament for several weeks, were immensely excited to play and get acquainted with the teams from across the city.
Bakehila's 45 service year volunteers are busy almost every day from morning till night with significant social and educational work in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Jerusalem. They aren't as busy telling their families exactly what they do during their service year, the difficulties they go through and their experiences. Therefore, during February and March, the volunteers' parents come to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Bakehila's work up close…