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Three hundred students in grades 7–12 attend a school in Beit Shemesh. Most of the children come from populations with low socioeconomic status, and the school aims to provide higher education and offers studies in the computer field. A few years ago, the school established a special learning room where the teens receive reinforcement through individual learning and small groups for students at risk of dropping out. The special room was designed to be softer and warmer than a regular classroom and is open until late at night.

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As part of our ongoing activity, Vision for Israel donates medical and emergency supplies to hospitals and medical centers. About three years ago we donated a Vscan device to HaEmek Medical Center. Recently they asked us for another donation for the urological department. The device will enable the caregivers to treat patients without having to move them, therefore making the treatment a bit more comfortable.

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It is not too often that we receive requests for aid that are supremely urgent—but this week we did. 

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A youth center in Jerusalem serves as an educational and vocational hub for students in grades 9–12 who have fallen from more traditional school frameworks. These students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and are receiving lunch and therapy at the center, which helps improve their self esteem and encourages them to fulfill their potential. Due to the difficult situations in their homes, many of them arrive hungry, without having eaten any breakfast. The hunger makes it harder for them to function and concentrate on their studies.

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For 40 years, a boarding school in Jerusalem has been providing a homey and supportive environment for hundreds of children at risk. The children are aged 8–14, and their parents are unable to provide for them for various reasons. The boarding school offers emotional and mental therapy in addition to the academic and social aspects of school. Most of the children who live there have gone through devastating experiences in their parents' homes and are facing the challenges of being disconnected from their parents and adjusting to life in a boarding school.

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Vision for Israel is getting into the swing of the Hanukkah season by sponsoring a variety of activities. One activity is a Hanukkah celebration for foster children. These are children who unfortunately cannot be raised by their parents and have been placed in foster homes. The foster families choose to accept the responsibility of raising these children with love and joy and giving them a loving and accepting home. Despite the caring foster families, the children still must deal with the shock of being removed from their parents and feeling different in society.

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Vision for Israel has supported needy families on an ongoing basis for many years. Each week we personally give families magnetic gift cards loaded with funds to help them purchase food and other necessities. On a recent trip to distribute aid, our team also gave away toiletries and towels in addition to the financial gift.

 

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There's a club in Jerusalem for singles from ages 40–60 who have intellectual disabilities and suffer from poverty, social exclusion and a lack of daily or weekly routines. The club provides them with an accepting place where they can receive a meal, personal attention and social enrichment. Vision for Israel has been supporting the club for three years with the goal of helping these individuals to enhance their social skills and help them more fully integrate into society. 

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In the month of October, the Holocaust survivors at the Cafe Europa social club enjoyed a variety of different activities: a lecture and presentation about the freedom to choose while studying scientific literature and Jewish writings; a lecture about using smartphones and apps and adding emergency contacts; and a "Yoga in a Chair" workshop, which was very successful and met with great interest from the attendees. The meetings had a good turnout and, as always, the survivors were treated to a light meal and refreshments.

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When we dedicated the Millennium Center, we invited Yitzhak (Name has been changed), the principal of a school for children at risk in Jerusalem, to set the mezuzah at our new center. We didn't know that he was also in the midst of constructing a new building for the school he's been running for many years. Yitzhak is a beloved and kind principal, and his personality is extraordinary. He is loving and has a huge heart and kind eyes.

 

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