Tuesday, January 18, 2011
TAGLIT in Ashkelon 10 January 2011
Three busloads of happy university students from Baltimore spent a night in Ashkelon as part of their Taglit-Birthright tour of Israel.
The next day they volunteered at locations all over Ashkelon; making their presence felt by teaching English and talking with students at high schools; planting trees and teaching songs at kindergartens; planting vegetables at the Ashkelon Community farm; and painting walls and beautifying Beit Canada, the absorption center for new immigrants.
The Taglit students also visited Michael Lapidus Baltimore Park and Lynn Stacie Getz Playground.
At lunch, the Taglit students enjoyed meeting Otzma participants and hearing about the Otzma ITC volunteer teaching program in Ashkelon. Many Taglit participants expressed interest in coming to work and volunteer in Israel for 10 months with Otzma and other programs.