For the past 10 years, the Akko Educators’ Kibbutz has been leading Holocaust Remembrance activities in the city by offering a wide array of programs to Akko’s diverse communities of all ages. Under the banner “Rebellion of Hope,” this annual program reaches out to a wide range of Akko locals to discuss Holocaust memory in new and interesting ways with the vision of bringing the community together to do more than remember for the sake of the past, but also for the sake of the
On the 25th of February, the Ogen (Anchor) Club for At-Risk Youth decided to change things up a little. On an ordinary day, the 13-18-year-old members of the club turn up to the Ogen in the afternoon where they receive help with homework, enjoy a hot meal, and spend quality time engaged in various informal educational activities with their guides and mentors who run the club. However, part of the underlying educational rationale of the Ogen is to teach the attending teenagers
Living in an Educators' Kibbutz | Dror Israel This clip produced for the inauguration of the Akko Educators' Kibbutz building. A stone is placed where it is placed,
But the heart is always moving.
To live in an educators’ kibbutz is to be part of living organism.
Build a partnership of dreams, desires and aspirations
And the little things too,
The very many little things.
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How wonderful it was to celebrate Hannukah, the festival of light, by dedicating our new building of the Akko Educators' Kibbutz. After 13 years of living in Akko, we got to build this beautiful home and invite so many of our friends in the community to celebrate with us. We were honored by the Mayor of Akko Mr. Shimon Lankri, The city's Rabbi Yosef Yashar, Imam Sheikh Samir A'asi, Sefton Bergson of the UJIA and Tomer Abudi the director of Educators' Kibbutzim in ror Israel,
How wonderful it was to celebrate Hannukah, the festival of lights, by opening our new home to friends and partners from far and wide to mark the building’s official opening. The special ceremony celebrating the building’s dedication was a milestone in the years-long project of making a permanent home for the Akko’s Educators’ Kibbutz. We were honored by the Mayor of Akko Mr. Shimon Lankri, Akko Chief Rabbi Yosef Yashar, Imam Sheikh Samir A'asi, Sefton Bergson of UJIA’s Israe
We couldn’t be more excited to have recently completed the move into our new building in the heart of Akko. In the next months we will be sending delegations to the US and UK to continue our endeavor to finalize our financial obligations in the acquisition of the building. We are thrilled to announce that we will be holding a dedication ceremony on December 3rd, which will be attended by the Mayor of Akko as well as our friends and partners from the city, from Israel, and fro
Earlier this month we honored the life and memory of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with a week of activities that focused on the need for all Israeli citizens to agree to come together to breathe life into our country’s democracy.
This was the seventh year in a row in which the Akko Educators’ Kibbutz has run the “Rabin Remembrance Tent”. It is part of our effort to establish a shared calendar of events for Akko that shapes a culture for the city that embraces all of its res
When my daughter taught me about Passover Last week, my six-year-old daughter (Yuval) asked me how Moses managed to lead the Israelites out of Egypt all by himself. I told her that Moses wasn’t alone. No Israelite, not even Moses, could have broken out of Egypt and journeyed through the desert to the Promised Land alone. The exodus from Egypt can be seen as the first Jewish social startup. The ability to transform the dream of freedom into reality required a great deal of pow
“I’m proud to live in Akko because of all the different kinds of people who live here. Not every city is like that and that’s what makes us special. Also we have great soccer fields!” Nehorai, age 10, Tomer Elementary School. Members of the Akko Educators’ Kibbutz recently launched a pilot project aimed at engaging Akko’s elementary school students on issues that matter to them about life in the city. Even though they are young, our goal is for the students to begin to develo
We were very blessed in November to host many friends and partners who came to visit Akko to see the Educators’ Kibbutz first hand. We met Julie Diamond from the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation together with Lee Gordon, the cofounder of Hand-in-Hand, at the Jam. We talked with Julie and Lee about the challenges Akko faces as a city in Israel’s periphery, the special role the Jam plays as a nightlife venue for locals, and the importance of encouraging local arts and culture