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SHFEYAH TODAY

SHFEYAH TODAY

Shfeyah runners are winners!

Two weeks ago after only 3 months of training, 76 children from the Hadassah / Meir Shfeyah Youth Village,  accompanied by 14 teachers, counselors, housemothers , soldiers serving in the village, volunteers and village administrators participated in the annual run at Mount Tavor in memory of Yitzchak Sadeh ( 1890-1952) , commander of the Palmach,  founder of the Israeli Defense Forces and  promoter and educator in the field of Jewish sport in Israel.  Sadeh  recognized physical education as having important cultural and educational values and  created the motto, Alafim lo Alufim (Thousands, not Champions) encouraging the participation of all, not only trained athletes in sport.

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Avata’s journeys to Ethiopia and Poland and home

Avata came to Shfeyah  almost 3 years ago in the 10th grade when, after living at home in Tel Aviv  and not going to school for more than a year, he decided it was time to make a change in his life and to get an education. He was referred to the Hadassah / Meir Shfeyah Youth Village where he is finishing the 12th grade and graduating in June. He is now in the midst of his last semester, preparing for Bagrut ( matriculation ) exams and hoping to be in  an elite military unit in the IDF after he graduates. 

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