November saw the official opening of a brand-new program designed to meet the needs of the large population of elderly Russian-speaking immigrants (olim) in the neighborhood of the Akko Educators’ Kibbutz. In the framework of the program, a group of forty Russian-speaking retirees meet in the community center at the Educators’ Kibbutz building every week for social Hebrew learning and interest groups.
“Our approach is no different from if we were working with younger adults
For the past six months, the Akko Educators’ Kibbutz has been spearheading a joint initiative with the municipal Welfare Department and UJIA (United Jewish Israel Appeal of UK)that focuses on empowering women, in particular from the city’s mixed inner-city neighborhoods. In November, the Lionesses of Akko opened a new chapter with the very first “Female Friday” event.
The inaugural Female Friday saw nearly fifty Jewish and Arab women gather together at the Jam for a morning
On a Sunday evening, November 3rd, Hannah and Allen King hosted an annual event dedicated to Dror Israel for the East Bay Jewish community. In previous years such events have been coordinated in warm partnership with the East Bay Jewish Federation. However, in light of structural changes that the organization is currently undergoing, the event was made possible this year thanks to the deep friendship of two important partners and their families to Dror Israel and the Akko Edu