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