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Hasmonean boys lend a hand at Kisharon School

12 February 2016

Four teenage boys from Hasmonean High School have been lending a hand to special needs pupils at Kisharon School as the volunteering component of their JLGB-organised Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards. Their weekly visits were organised by JLGB’s eVOLve team.

At Kisharon School, the Hasmonean students – Jake Forman, Chaim Ostreicher, Yakov Silber and Yanki Wolff, are helping in a Limudei Kodesh class one afternoon a week as well as joining the pupils for davening. They cited getting to know the Kisharon pupils and helping them as “a great experience.”

“Thank you for giving me the chance to be here,” said Yanki Wolff, 13.  Added Chaim Ostreicher, 14, “I knew quite a lot about Kisharon but I’m just amazed at what goes on inside this building.”

Jes Waldman, Extra-Curriculum Coordinator at Kisharon School, has been working on the project alongside other staff members and Kisharon’s own volunteer department. “The boys have been brilliant,” she said.
PHOTO: John Rifkin

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