Saturday, 7 July 2012

The Weekly Report: 05/07/2012

Shalom Chverim

Allow me to introduce myself
My name is Dana Bar - Zuri and I’m the head of “Etgar” program as well as responsible for the educational aspect of a whole “Shnat” year
Since Michael is in the United States and will return at the end of the month. He asked me to send you the weekly report
So Yalla, let's start.

This week in Israel was full of news but what is new about that.

The one big news that affect me the most was :

At the beginning of the week It was announce, the passing of Yitzhak Shamir, Israel's 7th Prime Minister (1983-1984 and 1986-1992), former Speaker of the Knesset and former Foreign Minister. PM Shamir was laid to rest Monday evening, July 2 at Mount Herzl's Helkat Gedolei Ha'Uma

"Yitzhak Shamir was a brave warrior for Israel, before and after its inception. He was a great patriot and his enormous contribution will be forever etched in our chronicles," President Shimon Peres said in a statement.


As for our shnatties,

Weekly report:

This week has been quite exciting for the Netzerniks. We have been hard at work at our volunteering, Kitty still at the farm, Josh and Lily helping out with the medium sized kids at the various Karmiel camps, Liz with the tiny kids at the nursery and me surrounded by Argentinian Shnatties at Bet Gil. Our defectors include Jade, Jordy and Shoshana, but we forgive them for going on to greener pastures and leading at the Noar Tellem machane chavaya, the Israeli snif of Netzer. 

Amidst all this, we had an evening of bonding with the Karmielites that will be joining the RSY and LJY Israel tours very soon, with an intense kefucation peula explaining the Netzer ideology in very simple and slow English. Similarly, we have been joining the Israeltour from Pittsburg in their discovery of the north of Israel including kayaks, hikes and strong American accents. 

Though we have been good Shnatties, learning and living the Netzer ideology as can only be done through ice cream and cake, lots of guitar and cleaning up dishes. And between planning merch, getting excited for layla lavan; the white night, we are preparing to farewell are lovely Lily for her galavanting off to South Africa and then to England, bon voyage!

And for this week, thats about all. Until next time, i hope all our families back home are happy and healthy. 

Xoxo shnat teva

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