Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 2012-13 is underway!
Our new group of 32 volunteers from the U.S., Europe and Israel landed last Monday. They had a day of orientation to the program, an introduction to their neighborhoods, and then a weekend at Kibbutz Gal-On in the northern Negev. Now the group has begun their orientation month, studying Hebrew and going on tours of potential volunteering placements.
Here are a few snapshots from the first week of Tikkun Olam 2012-13:
The new Tikkun Olamers on day 1 at Beit Daniel
Hanging out on the kibbutz
"Heder Ochel" (cafeteria) at Gal On
Anaelle shows off Israeli snacks
Enjoying the kibbutz life
Getting to enter the caves in Tel Azaka
Ram and Anaelle enjoying a hike in Tel Azaka
The group learned about Tel Azaka which, according to the bible, was the site of a major battle between the ancient Israelites and the Philistines, culminating in the legendary fight between David and Goliath.
This week the group is learning Hebrew and touring potential volunteering sites -- here the Coexistence Track group visits the Jaffa Multi-purpose Daycare Center