Our success can be found in the dozens of thousands of graduates who came out of this wonderful youth village to become leaders in every field of Israeli society – including science, diplomacy, economy, media, art, security, law and many more.
I was delighted to take part in this special moment that marked the culmination of a year-long program which included Jewish education, culture and values that empower the youths. Every week, the youngsters learned about their Jewish tradition and culture by going on excursions to Jerusalem and the Western Wall, and to the Knesset, where they learned about democracy and the political leaders.
This year 63 students graduated from High School. Fifteen of them have decided to do a year of Shnat Sherut (a year of volunteer work before the army). It warms my heart to see how these youths, who came to our Youth Village in need of support and help, have decided to give back to the community after finishing High School. It makes me proud to see them put into practice the WIZO values they learn at our institutions and support vulnerable people in our society.