Tuesday, June 2, 2009

8th Grade Krieger Shechter Pupils visit Park Baltimore

Yesterday, fifty 8th grade Krieger Shechter pupils and their school principal, Dr Paul Schneider, arrived in Ashkelon to meet with their Gesher Hai (Living Bridge) partners at Rabin-Mekif Daled High School. This is the 7th year in a row that this meeting is taking place in Ashkelon.

The pupils visited the Lynn Stacie Getz memorial playground and the Michael Lapides Park - "Park Baltimore" - built over a year ago as a partnership community project, by 200 Baltimorians (on an Associated Family Mission to Israel) in partnership with 400 Ashkelonians and the municipality of Ashkelon.

The pupils of Krieger Shechter School presented Deputy Mayor Shlomo Cohen, also Chair of the Ashkelon-Baltimore Partnership, with a check - funds collected by them, as their barmitzvah project, for the Lynn Stacie Getz Playground.

Shlomo Cohen thanked the pupils for their generous contribution. Sigal read a personal message from Mayor Benny Vaknin. After the Park visit, the pupils continued on to visit Mekif Daled High School for a beautiful welcoming ceremony, and then left for a visit to Mitzpe Ramon airforce base. See more photos in our album at

A group photo in front of the lighthouse in the playground area, in memory of Lyn Stacie Getz.
Dr Paul Schneider,Principal of Krieger Shechter and Head of the delegation, with Sigal Ariely and pupils in the park
Shlomo Cohen, Deputy Mayor of Ashkelon, is presented with a cheque by Krieger Shechter pupils

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