Almog’s Reflections

Temple Rodef Shalom

Almog, 23, was born in Holon and has been living the neighboring city of Bat-Yam for the past few years. After high school, Almog served as a Youth Counselor through the Ministry of Education, and then volunteered at Neve Yehuda Boarding School in Ness Ziona for six months as a shinshin (young emissary). While in the IDF, she served as a Gadna Commander in the Nahal Education and Youth Corps, which consists of groups of teenagers that are about to be drafted to the IDF. There, she helped them prepare for service by teaching them the IDF values, mentality and morals. In the last year of her service, she worked in Bat-Yam with at-risk youth, developing their life skills. Most recently, she has been using her planning and coordination skills at Call-Dan as a sales and service representative.


Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day

It was only a year ago, on the 3rd of Iyar, when my childhood friends and I were gathered at the Victory Garden in Bat-Yam, my home town, waiting for the annual Memorial Day ceremony to start. We greeted each other quietly, so as not to disturb the atmosphere. Seeing all the kids I had