Friday, November 13, 2009

It's On!

Garin Tzedek has had an intense week in Bat Yam:

On Sunday, we began an exhilarating game of assassin.  For a meager 5 shekels, any Year Course chanich in Bat Yam could join in the game and help support the Darfuris in Tel Aviv.  In case you're not familiar, assassin is a game where each person has another person assigned to them with a specific task they have to get them to do in order to assassinate them.  For instance, if someone wore a hat all the time, the task to kill them might be to get their permission to wear their hat.  Once a person is killed, they must pass on their task to the person who killed them, until there is one ultimate victor.  In one short week, something like half of the participants have already been eliminated!  The conclusion in the next couple of weeks promises to be thrilling.

On both Tuesday and Wednesday night, many Garin Tzedek members went to the Darfuri family center in Tel Aviv to help teach the adults English.  This was done through personal and frank discussion, that was just as interesting for the volunteers as it was helpful for the Darfuris.  We hope that, through these triadic encounters, we can help the adults improve their spoken English and have more knowledge about their situation.  Many times, the adults have chosen to discuss Darfur, or their journey to and opinion on Israel, or even their future plans.  We also hung up some more signs for the gan!  The experience this past week has been a fulfilling and enlightening one, and we hope to continue it as our time ends in Bat Yam:


In addition, Wednesday night, the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) in Tel Aviv held a benefit party at the Dancing Camel Brewery and Bar.  It was a fundraiser to send several African refugees to college at IDC Herzliya.  Garin Tzedek, along with many Year Course chanichim, attended in good fun:

If you're interested in hearing more about Garin Tzedek activities in Bat Yam, or would like to make a donation, please send an e-mail to  Shabbat Shalom!

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