Thursday, February 12, 2009

Otzma Volunteers Arrive in Kiryat Malachi, Feb 1, 2009

On Sunday, February 1, six American volunteers via the Otzma program finally arrived in Kiryat Malachi, a month later than they had planned. Project OTZMA is a 10-month program designed to offer Jewish young adults ages 20-25 an opportunity to live and volunteer in Israel in a variety of settings. This year, three are from Arizona, one from Seattle, and two from California. They had been scheduled to arrive the beginning of January but the Gaza action postponed their arrival for a month. They are delighted to be in Kiryat Malachi. They feel that the town has a lot of character. The adults are very warm and the children very open.

Justine Slovin from Phoenix

in the volunteer apt living room

In the kitchen

Sara Beckerman, volunteer from Phoenix

Zara from Seattle

Adam from Phoenix next to Salomon, a new member of the Kiryat Malachi Steering Committee

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