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ORAYTA STUDENTS CONTINUE BIG BROTHER PROGRAM

Students learning at the Orayta Yeshiva in the Old City spend one afternoon a week volunteering with the Afikim children as big brothers and English tutors.  This program has been a resounding success since it was initiated 3 years ago by Orayta

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MODIIN FRIENDS SHARE BAT MITZVAH CELEBRATION:

Dafna Berger and Ayelet Bak of Modiin both celebrated their Bat Mitzvah on Purim and used the opportunity to remember the Afikim children in Jerusalem. At each Bat Mitzvah guests were invited to bring treats to be distributed to the Afikim

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HERE COMES THE BRIDE

The children in the Afikim Talpiot branch could barely contain their excitement when the newly wedded couple Camille and Jonas Eisenberg, grandchildren of Rabbi Josy Eisenberg, president of Friends of Afikim in France & Switzerland decided to host sheva brachot in the

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Early Purim Fun

Teenagers from Yishuv Bat Ayin  refused to let themselves be brought down by recent terror attacks in the Gush Etzion area and sought to create joy by spreading joy to those in need. On Purim Katan, in Adar I, the

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AN EVENING OF EXCELLENCE 2

Afikim’s Evening of Excellence 2 was held once again in Palm Beach Florida and featured Cantor Netanel Hershtik and the Hampton Choir. Initiated by Rabbi Moshe & Dinie Scheiner the evening is organized and supported by friends of Afikim in

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CHESSED: A BOOMING BUSINESS

In an emotional and heartwarming ceremony, the Afikim center in Ramot was dedicated in memory of Moshe, Yaakov and Rachel Salmanowitz by their grandchildren Richard and Elizabeth Salmanowitz and their children.  In a heartfelt speech Richard Salmanowitz told the children and those

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A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Mrs. Beverly Rockman celebrated her 70th Birthday and honored Afikim by asking friends and family to donate to Afikim in lieu of gifts. Afikim was proud to be remembered on this very special occasion and wish Mrs. Rockman many more

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YESHIVA OF FLATBUSH CHESSED MISSION

Despite the cold weather outside and the threat of a snow storm brewing the annual visit of YoF Chessed mission brought with it its usual (or unusual) positive energy and fun. Entertained by Yehuda Katz L’Sheva fame the children sang together and

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BAR MITZVAH TWINS

On a bar Mitzvah trip to Israel with his grandparents, William and Batzion Berman, Judah met up with an Afikim boy his age and enjoyed a get to know you lunch at Waffle Bar. The two boys shared notes on school,

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FROM FLORIDA WITH LOVE

When Gani Hoch of Boca Raton, Florida was planning her Bat Mitzvah Celebration during Chanukah she sought to share her happiness with those less fortunate and so the 8 Crazy Nights of Chanukah Campaign was born. Gani appealed to all

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TWO NEW AFIKIM CENTERS OPEN IN JERUSALEM

This academic year saw the inclusion of 2 new branches to Afikim. In addition to the Afikim Bet Hanel Learning Center in Talpiot that caters to junior high and high school students, Afikim opened its doors to elementary aged students

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EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAM AND THERAPIES

As part of its rich academic and enrichment program Afikim offers varied therapeutic programs to its students in order to enable each child develop to his/her potential. The therapeutic programs are designed to help the children and youth develop self-confidence,

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GO SEPHARDIC

This past summer the Afikim Kiryat Shmona group was invited to a joint summer camp with Go Sephardic students from the USA. The Afikim children saw Israel like they’ve never seen it before – though the eyes of tourists! They

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PALM BEACH SYNAGOGUE AND AFIKIM

The Afikim Palm Beach connection dates back a number of years and has evolved over time to include annual visits from spiritual leaders, Rabbi Moshe and Dinie Scheiner, congregants and synagogue youth missions as well as the hosting of annual benefit

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Pillars of Excellence Campaign

In February 2015 the Afikim Family Enrichment Association launched its first major fundraising campaign, the Pillars of Excellence Campaign with a goal of raising $750,000 for the expansion and growth of the Afikim programs across the country. As Afikim enters

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Bar Mitzvah Boys Remember Those In Need

Marty Elmekies and Michael Sutton celebrated their Bar Mitzvah without forgetting those in need. They included Afikim in their celebrations by spending the evening in such a beautiful way: the Bar Mitzvah boys and their families came to the Afikim

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Yeshiva of Flatbush Chessed Mission Visits Afikim

Afkim Centers in Ramot Jerusalem were visited by students from the Yeshiva of Flatbush High School on their annual Chessed Mission to Israel. It was so beautiful to see how quickly the merican teenagers connected with the young Afikim participants

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Afikim Graduates Inspire American Youth

Shmouel and Betel Asmara, Afikim graduates, visit American Jewish Day schools on a whirlwind speaking tour. For the start of this academic year, Shmouel Asmara, an Afikim graduate together with his sister Betel, were invited to speak to students of

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The Knesset for Afikim

The operations department and Knesset Guard (department D) are continuing this year with the tradition – a voluntary project for children and youth at risk As part of the project to be undertaken on August 6, 2014 Knesset employees will

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ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER

For the past couple of years Afikim has been lucky enough to have a mission, affiliated with the Yeshiva of Flatbush, come to volunteer with the children of Afikim. On May 15th a group of fifty men and women came

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Afikrutz: Afikim’s running team succeeds

Afikim’s learning center in Lod has been operating an “Afikrutz” running group for boys and girls aged 12-13 for the past three months. This is a long-distance running group and the goal for this year is 2-5 kilometers. “The idea

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Afikim Springs to Success

Afikim celebrated Afikim: Springs to Success in a special evening held at the Pitaya convention and events hall in Kfar Saba, on March 9, 2013, together with the launching of Grandma’s Star by Yuval Atad. All income from the sale

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Afikim’s Big Brother Program

Students from Orayta Yeshiva Adopt Afikim Children for the Third Year American Big BrotherThis is the third year that students at the Orayta Yeshiva in the Jewish Quarter join weekly activities at the Jerusalem branches of Afikim. The highly successful

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Chessed Mission Comes to Afikim

On a beautiful winter’s day the Afikim students in Ramot Jerusalem were blessed with a visit from the Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School Chessed Mission led by Rabbi Besser and Rabbi Levy. The mission, now in its eleventh

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From Chicago to Kiryat Shmona

Eve and Stuart Pinkert from Chicago visited the after school center named in their honor, in Kiryat Shmona Emotional visitAn emotional visit took place in mid-December at the Afikim after school center in Kiryat Shmona, when Eve and Stuart Pinkert

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A Meeting to Remember

It began like any other visit. The couple from Texas, Nissim and Rebecca Elbaz, walked around mingling quietly with the Afikim students. But it ended like no other visit. Nissim Elbaz asked if he might speak with the youth as

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Afikim’s students go north, east and west..

After days and nights of sirens and sleeping in shelters, Afikim arranged for its students in Kiryat Malachi to spend a day in the center of the country and enjoy a day full of surprises. Following a delicious breakfast, the

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From the desk of… Ruth Yardeni Katz

Reality, sadly, provides us with a grim picture of violence, distress, hunger and crime, and when this affects children the pain is even greater. The great educator, author and doctor, Janusz Korczak, who ran an orphanage in Warsaw from 1911

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Summer on the Roof – Shavuot Get-Together of Directors

Kobi Langlev, CEO the Israel Building Center Group, hosted a special Summer on the Roof evening at the Afikim offices located in Jerusalem. The event was attended by Yaakov Siso, entrepreneur and banker, Dafna Hochman, deputy CEO of Elad Residence Ltd., Guy Kosovski,

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A Star is Born at Afikim

Following intense preparations, rehearsals, hard work and practice, Afikim children came well-prepared to a special talent show at the Zalman Aran school in Talpiot, Jerusalem. The evening featured moving and entertaining performances by the children and their parents: One girl

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Good News from the North

Good and heart-warming news is arriving from Kiryat Shmona and the cold North – on the significant growth in numbers of children and families and the opening of additional classes for all new members. The northern branch has absorbed a

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Chanuka in the Community

Afikim’s Chanuka daycamp, Afikim B’Kef, started off with a spark of light at the JVP compound located in nearby Talpiot. During the event, the children searched for hidden treasures on Derech Beit Lechem, at the end of which the children

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We need your help!

Love, joy & happiness – these are the gifts the children receive at the Afikim center. Not to mention – attention, kindness, a comforting atmosphere, academic help and, of course, a warm meal.