Hello! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. The team has now checked in at the airport in Timehri (near Georgetown) and should be departing shortly for Port of Spain, Trinidad, then Toronto. They will be arriving home tonight! Their past few days have been busy and they have been slowly winding down. They ran [...]
These Messages of Hope were written by the grade 8 students of Bialik Hebrew Day School in October 2010 for the children in Haiti receiving Kinder Kits. Click the image below to see all of the messages.
Hi Sarah, We received the kinder and they are now at the Synagogue for distribution tomorrow to various places. Mark leaves tonight and Izzo will drive him to the airport. It’s a pity Mark is leaving just when we received the Kinder Kits. We have been extremely busy working with the IDP Community at Maai [...]
by Bekkie Vineberg As I flew away, over the dense rainforest as the lone passenger on a small plane, there was a simple rainbow, and it overwhelmed me with a deep sense of gratitude for being able to do this work, for the loving, kind people we meet along the way, and for the support [...]
Hello everyone, This is a short note to let you know that our team is now safe and sound in Bartica. They flew out of Kamarang today into the airstrip near Bartica, where they were picked up by the Lions. Everyone is experiencing a new kind of culture shock – where the interior is quiet, [...]
Good evening everyone, I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Our team in Guyana is doing really well. They have experienced some big transitions and have been working through them cohesively and with great spirits. On Friday morning, Ray Deonandan arrived to join the group. His flight arrived in the morning, and he was picked [...]
Hello everyone, I received an update from the team at around 9:30 pm last night – they are in Waramadong and are doing very well. They were tired – they woke up quite early to get a head start but a downpour delayed their travel. The clinic has been busy, and there is also a [...]
Hello everyone, This is an update to let you know that our volunteers are doing well in Kenya. Thomas and I have been speaking each day. The volunteers are doing well and Izzo of MaRafiki has been keeping them busy and engaged. They are eagerly awaiting the clearance of our container of Kinder Kits from [...]
Hello everyone, This is a brief note to let you know that Bekkie called a short while ago to check in from Kamarang. They saw about 60 patients yesterday, got through a torrential downpour unscathed, and assisted a woman through her labour and then the successful delivery of a healthy baby last night! I jokingly [...]
Hello everyone, Today’s note is to let you know that Jessica called a little while ago on the satellite phone to let me know that our team is well and thriving in Kamarang. They ran a busy first clinic today. Despite their long day of travel yesterday, they still managed to see some patients as [...]
We arrived safely in Kenya and now we are residing at a Home-Stay near the city of Nairobi. Izzo let us know that the Kinder Kits are in the country but the container has not yet been cleared. I will be calling the Synagogue to get more information and will let you know the progress. [...]
Just a brief note to let you know that the team is now safely in Kamarang, which is in the interior of Region 7. The tents are set up, the bags unloaded, and their immediate plan is to have lunch, rehydrate, and for those who are up to it, setting up the clinic. I think [...]
Good morning! I will be trying to email you every day for the duration of the trip with little updates on our Guyana team. This first update is to let you know that everyone arrived safely – and early – this morning in Georgetown. The flight was smooth and ahead of schedule, and all of [...]
For the first time, we sent off TWO international teams in one day – our first volunteer team to Kenya this afternoon, and our third Guyana team of 2010 this evening. Our Kenya Kinder Kit team – Corinne, Lisa, Mark, and our very own Thomas Ngobe (site coordinator)- were excited and ready to go. Thomas [...]
Last week we had our very first Ve’ahavta Street Academy (VSA) Alumni meeting. There were three alumni in attendance which was fabulous considering the pouring rain outside. One of the two students that is going to George Brown College was in attendance. He reports how Redirection Through Education (RTE) is changing his life and how [...]
On Tuesday of this week, I took my 16 year old cat, Fluffy, to the vet for the last time. She’d had two tumors removed from her tummy in July and unfortunately the cancer had spread to her lungs. Fluffy was sweet, gentle and kind with other animals and a comfort to me. Even though [...]
The Chilean Miners: A Natural Miracle By Avrum Rosensweig The rescue off 33 men in a Chilean mine seems Biblical in texture and miraculous in nature. Millions of us traveled into the guts of the earth, to join in a rescue of 33 Chilean miners and to witness the intersection of nature, faith, the Divine, [...]
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Ve’ahavta Partners With the State of Israel and Skyline International to Send Pharmaceuticals to Chad Ve’ahavta, The State of Israel and Skylink International have committed to providing urgently needed pharmaceutical supplies to assist refugees from Darfur currently living in refugee camps in Chad. The shipment left on October 5, 2010.
Yesterday during my outreach shift, I was stopped in a rough intersection helping about 20 people. A Muslim man walked up and praised me and our organization for doing God’s work. He blessed me in Arabic. A nice, healing gesture, and one that is too rare among all people of differing faiths. – Perry
I live in the downtown area of Yorkville, which is quite affluent. It also has a large population of panhandling “regulars.” I find some of them difficult to interact with at times, in fact most of the time I don’t interact with them at all. There’s the young guy who tries to bully you into [...]