|Terror Victim Ayala Shapira|
"About 3,000 people came out for the Purim carnival our students planned to benefit Ayala," said Rosh Ulpana, Rabbi Yoni Samuel. "It shows that people are thirsting for opportunities to do Chesed!" The ulpana campus was converted into a festive marketplace for the carnival, with local merchants and pizza parlors donating their wares, which added greatly to the event's profits.
UBA Chen Bamidbar was founded in 1999 and serves about 550 girls in grades 7-12. While over half the school's students come from low income families and receive tuition reductions accordingly, over 80% complete full matriculation each year, paving the way to higher education and a better future.
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|Top left: Netanya mayor, Miriam Fireberg with YBA Yad Avraham boys; |
Bottom: Emily Schwartzman
In a similar story, the students of YBA Yad Avraham in Netanya last month succeeded in raising over 20,000 shekels ($5,000) in one night on behalf of Emily Schwartzman, a three and a half year old girl living in the city who is in need of a life-saving medical procedure in the US.
In this instance, the students made an appeal for contributions over the PA system at the Netanya Stadium during a soccer match between Maccabi Netanya and Beitar Jerusalem, then spread out in the stands to “pass the hat” among the fans to donate their pocket change. Netanya Mayor Miriam Fireberg congratulated the boys for their initiative after the game.
YBA Yad Avraham was founded in 1960 and serves about 500 boys in grades 7-12. Over 88% complete full matriculation each year, and 100% serve in IDF combat units. Many of the school's alumni are leaders in their fields, including:
- Prof. Yitzchak Kraus, President of Herzog College of Education
- Rabbi Baruch Weider, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Hesder Hakotel
- Rabbi Yossi Stern, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Hesder Akko
- Elad Tshuva, Deputy Chairman of Delek Group
- Yisrael Fried, CEO, Galei Zahal Radio
- Yair Orbach, Stand-up Comedian
|YBA Yad Avraham campus in Netanya|