Saturday, February 22, 2014

YAD Bowls for Israel

On February 6th Federation's Young Adult Division teamed up with the Israel and Overseas Center to welcome four extraordinary teens from Sha'ar HaNegev to San Diego. The teens are all from Kibbutz Nahal Oz, which is located one mile from the Gaza Border. They face the same struggles and challenges that teens in America face but with the additional stress from attacks from Gaza and the mass exodus of families from their Kibbutz.

The teens of kibbutz Nahal Oz made a film about their struggles and it was featured in the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. YAD got a sneak preview of the film at the event. After the film, YAD took to the bowling lanes to strike down pins to raise funds to send to Israel. Each lane was sponsored with a donor pledging 15 cents a pin for every pin knocked down on their lane. Individuals also had the opportunity to pledge for every pin they knocked down. There was over $1,100 raised for the teens to use in their Youth Program on the kibbutz.

Check out great pictures of the event, here.

If you are looking for fun ways to make a difference, don't miss the Superhero 5k on April 6th! Proceeds will benefit the One Happy Camper scholarship fund.


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