Looking for a unique, service-driven experience in Israel this fall? Check out the Social Change Program by Repair the World grantee-partner Yahel – a 5-month immersive service learning experience for people between the ages of 21-27.
Based out of Gedera, Israel (about 45 minutes from Tel Aviv), the program combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning. Yahel participants live with Gedera’s Ethiopian residents, learn about grassroots organizing, meet with social change experts, study Jewish texts related to social justice, and contribute to growing and strengthening Gedera’s community. They also work hand-in-hand with Friends by Nature, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering Israel’s Ethiopian community.
But enough talk. Get a real sense of what a Yahel fellowsihp might look like (from cross-cultural music exchanges, to building gardens and compost bins, to teaching English to residents): Check out this photo journal, read Repair the World’s interview with Yahel participant Shoshana Wineberg and watch the video below:
Yahel is currently accepting applicants for its next cohort, which begins September, 2011. The deadline is May 31st – you can find all the application materials here.