Updated: Jan 2, 2022
Limmud is a Co-ed, experiential, 9-month study and Israel immersion program for the Southern Hemisphere. The program aims to develop 5 circles of “identity” including: Jewish, Zionist, Spiritual, Communal & Personal. Within this framework, participants spend time at Yeshiva/Midrasha, and experience Israel with a wide array of activities and educational modules, as well as a meaningful journey to Poland. Limmud culminates with a 3-month collaborative with our Mechina Olamit, together with Israelis, and participants from the Northern Hemisphere.
This week has been incredible! The group volunteered at Zinman High School in Dimona, teaching grade 9 all about global warming in English. This was not always an easy task and yet the week was a major success!
Each day they taught the class about a subtopic of global warming.
Sunday: What is global warming/climate change?
Planned by: Danielle, Tas, Tals & Michal
Monday: Is it man-made or natural?
Planned by: David, Sophia, Iael, Ariel, Lior, Shai, Mira
Tuesday: Renewable energy? Is it viable? What are the options?
Planned by: Liron, Noah, Jonny, Judah, Gabe
Wednesday: Is it really a big deal?
Planned by: Tali M, Erin, Miks, Joel, Deb, Gabi
Thursday: Role of the meat industry.
Planned by: Ben, Isa, Ella, Gabs, Amir, Dovi
The lesson planned was explained to the whole group at night and then taught the following morning. The school had nothing but words of praise to say about the week their students got to experience. It was all thanks to the hard work and effort the chanichim put in and how seriously they took the task at hand. Each afternoon the group had a session led by Royi Berkovitz, Miriam Tikozner or myself.
We discussed the meaning of volunteering and expressed their own view on what it means to give back based on the past two weeks in Dimona. We took a closer look at two of our famous five circles and how our time in Dimona has had an impact on us as individuals (the personal growth circle) and as a group (the Limmud circle). We discussed how the two circles connect, the importance of our actions on a personal level, how they impact the group and the community.
Heading into their second Shabbat in Dimona, preparation has already started and they’re looking forward to the exciting week ahead!
Next week we will go on a tiyul to Ein Ovdat and on Tuesday head down to Eilat for three days. The week is packed with lots of hikes, attractions and well deserved fun.
On January 2nd we will start our last period of the Limmud program - Machon, the leadership institute. The end may be nearing but there is still so much ahead for the group to enjoy, learn and experience.