Giving a future to all children in Israel
Education programs for the Arab-Israeli population in IsraelSince 1969, we have been promoting the education of children of the Arab-Israeli population in Israel. Read more…...
Communication projects between the ethnic groupsThe aim of the dialogue projects we have been supporting since 2011 is the peaceful and respectful coexistence of the different cultures in Israel. Read more…...
News from Israel
Special projects for the girlsThanks to volenteers of the Israeli organization Planting Hopes, the girls in the youth village could enjoy special activities: They spend a creative day designing their own t-shirts and on another occasion they organized and celebrated an unique Shabbat day.
School graduation ceremony in Kiriat YearimThe school graduation ceremony is every year anew a very special event. This year, 14 boys and girls very proudly received their diplomas. This is a great achievement, taken in consideration what those young people already went through in their lives.
Training program HeznekIn addition to the general schooling the youths are offered an apprenticeship training in different technical fields to prepare them for a future profession. Most of our children in grade 10-12 take part in this program. On the picture you see a group of boys of year two in welding.
Arab-Israeli and Jewish children playing togetherWithin the framework of our dialog projects, which we organize together with our partner the Trust of Programs, Arab-Israeli and Jewish children met in the library of Ramle. They had breakfast together, watched a pantomime show and afterwards played together.
Dialog Workshop for women from Ramle and LodAt this year´s workshop at the Nanni Center in Ramle - again under the direction of Yvonne Christoph-Wyler - a group of 18 Jewish, Muslim and Christian women took part. All women are professionally involved with children and multicultural groups. During three days they experienced an intensive learning and lively exchange. Another workshop is already planned.
Kiriat Yearim gives a future to all children in Israel.The Main Credo of Kiriat Yearim.
News from Switzerland
Ginger bread houses for Kiriat YearimPupils from the secondary school Meilen organized a Christmas donation event and baked ginger bread houses for the benefit of the children of Kiriat Yearim.
Please watch the short video about this wonderful idea from children in Switzerland for children in Israel. Watch the video...
Kiriat Yearim general meeting in St GallenThe general meeting on 14 November 2017 took place under the heading "work for the future". True to its founding principles Kiriat Yearim until today supports socially disadvantaged children and works for peace in Israel. Guest speaker were Rabi Dr. Tovia Ben-Chorin and Dr. Victor Weiss, project manager in Israel.
A stamp collection for the benefit of Kiriat YearimIn 2009 the philatelist Silvain Wyler gave Kiriat Yearim a very special present: He donated his precious stamp collection to our aid organization. Until this day the children and youths benefit from the proceeds from the sale. Among other things, a new dining hall and kitchen could be built with these funds.
What makes Kiriat Yearim so special?The village director Meno Har Sinai explains why Kiriat Yearim is so unique and presents the latest special projects. (Video in Hebrew with German subtitles) Click here…...
The youth village Kiriat Yearim in the hills of Jersualem
Entrance of the youth village
Building of the petting zoo
1948: After the State of Israel was founded: Israeli policemen welcome the first immigrants
1950: Arrival of the first immigrants from Marocco - they carry all their belongings on their shoulders
The youth village Kiriat Yearim at its beginning
1951: The first generation of children in the youth village planting trees
In the school
In the pottery
1971: Visit from Switzerland
1973: Graduates, teachers, head of the village und head of the school
1980s: Prof. Reuven Feuerstein teaches his method of learning called Instrumental Enrichment
Inauguration of the synagogue
1990: Aerial photograph from the youth village Kiriat Yearim
2016: Aerial photograph of the youth village Kiriat Yearim