Nachum welcomed Andy Goldsmith, Executive Vice President of AMIT, to this morning’s JM in the AM to discuss what’s currently going on in the AMIT schools in Israel. In addition to AMIT’s regular work with Israel’s children, the war brings on extra challenges and responsibilities that AMIT is tackling and they need our help. Sderot was the epicenter of the recent terrorist attacks. This underprivileged, frontline community, has been impacted beyond measure – with lives lost, people missing, and unimaginable psychological trauma. With your help, AMIT will provide immediate counseling and PTSD therapy for children, their families, and educators.
From the AMIT website:
AMIT provides an innovative, Jewish values-based education to over 40,000 children in Israel each year.
AMIT welcomes every child and levels the playing field for the children of Israel through education.
For over 97 years, AMIT has had a transformative impact on the Israeli educational landscape that extends far beyond its schools and students. Founded in 1925, AMIT educates more than 40,000 children in 96 schools, youth villages, surrogate family residences and other programs in 32 cities, constituting Israel’s only government-recognized network of religious Jewish education incorporating academic and technological studies.
Two-thirds of AMIT students come from disadvantaged backgrounds. AMIT enables these kids to dream big by substantially reducing the gaps between them and those in more well-off circumstances. AMIT levels the playing field by providing the highest quality innovative education, additional tutoring hours, emotional support, therapy programs and encouragement.