He who saves a single
life, it is as though he has saved the entire world. -
Helping children since 1991
To donate to Project Rehovot please go to
JCA Donations page and choose
"World Jewish Concers/Project Rehovot.
Rehovot, in the
Ma'alot Meshulam public elementary school, Rehovot, Israel,
helps immigrant children, children of immigrants, and others having
difficulty in school.
Project supports the salary of a part-time teacher/therapist who
uses photography, music, writing, drawing, storytelling, etc. to
develop the childrens' language, self-esteem, alienation, behavioral
and adjustment issues.
Rehovot began by helping Russian immigrants.
Currently most of the children are Ethiopian and come from
families struggling with significant economic and social problems, high
unemployment, inadequate housing and drug abuse. 65% of the children
live in poverty.
children cannot have their needs addressed in the regular
classroom; their parents are unable to afford additional services.
Rehovot works! It is small in scope, serving
30 children annually, but has a lasting impact. Classroom teachers say
that Project Rehovot children become better able
to learn and interact with peers and teachers.
Project is run solely by a committee of volunteers, largely from
the Jewish Community of Amherst, who raise funds for the
salary, communicate with the Principal and Teacher, and oversee the
raised go to Project Rehovot.
Friends and Committee members visit annually, meeting
with the Principal, Teacher and the Children.
||Tigist lives with her mother and
siblings in a dilapidated apartment. Coming from an agrarian society in
Ethiopia, Tigist's mother cannot help with school work nor speak Hebrew
well. In the regular classroom, Tigist was withdrawn,
non-verbal and fell behind in her studies. After two years in the
Project Rehovot classroom, her school work improved, she has several
friends and feels more confident speaking Hebrew.
Your donations make this possible.