Eleven months ago I made Aliyah from Mexico City. When I made the decision to move to Israel, part of my family was worried but mainly proud of me.
Although I knew that I was taking a big step by myself I must admit that I thought that it would be easier. Here I have learnt to make the most of my time and have also learnt that in Israel you have to fight to achieve something.
When I first came here I needed to learn Hebrew so I attended Ulpan classes.
After that I decided I wanted to study to get a degree. For a while I couldn’t find any university that met my expectations. Thanks to a friend of mine I learnt about the Emunah Appleman College of Art and Technology in Jerusalem. I was very excited to find a place that had the curriculum of studies and the values I was looking for: professional studies of art, graphic design and education combined with Torah studies in a religious Jewish environment.
I strongly believe that it was hashgacha pratit that my friend saw the ad of the Emunah College in a newspaper because here I feel fulfilled, the staff and my classmates support me at all times and help me even if I don’t ask for assistance.
Here at the Emunah College there is mutual support between the students and the atmosphere is not competitive. We all make sure that everyone has the chance to succeed.
Emunah also provides support to its students, I received a scholarship from Emunah and it was really emotional to see how the organization cares for us, and helps us in all the ways it can.
I was very surprised to learn about all the work Emunah does around Israel. I wasn’t aware of the Emunah daycare centers, children’s homes, high schools, counselling centers and more.
I have learnt that Emunah does its best to enhance everyone’s talents and passions to get the best out of everyone so that we are able to speak out for ourselves, express our feelings and convey our message.
I thank my family for supporting me all the time Hashem for guiding me and the Emunah College for pushing me to follow my dreams and keep growing.
Sharon Steinberg, student at the Emunah Appleman College of Art and Technology, Graphic Design Department
Kol Hakavod to Emunah Jerusalem's resounding success on reaching their target of NIS 300,000 to fund the chapter's Emunah Circles. For 48 hours the phones did not stop and the crowd funding campaign was completed with time to spare!
Emunah Circles is a new and exciting social initiative of emotional support and treatment groups for women.
They're still hard at work to raise even more bonus funds for this program.
Congrats to Chairperson Elisheva Ansbacher, Executive Director Efrat Hildesheimer and their fabulous, dedicated team of volunteers and staff including Liora Minka and Shlomo Kessel and the staff of the Emunat Rachel Therapy Center all on the phones. Teamwork at its best!
It's graduation season and here's another great Emunah success story. Eti is the daughter of a family from the northern town of Kiryat Shmona. Both of Eti's parents and two of her siblings suffer from mental illness and live on disability.
This afternoon Eti, who spend 11 years in the Emunah Center on Afula, graduated from the Tzfat extension of Bar Ilan University, and is seen her proudly holding her degree. Yet another life changed by Emunah. Yet another cycle broken.
Emunah Canada Family In Israel Dinner
It was an exciting night for Emunah and a fitting tribute to the incomparable Aryella Weisz. The boys from Neve Landy sang beautifully and everybody was moved.
Dina and David thanked them and Aryella on behalf of Emunah in Israel.
Emunah of America WOW Event
Wow! A hip and innovative Emunah of America event in a great location on Wall Street. Congrats to Laurie, Alana and Ronnie, Emunah of America dream team under the leadership of Johanna, Karen and the board. Wow!
British Emunah Great Wall of China Challenge
The walkers were truly GREAT! Completing the 5 day challenge to walk along the Great Wall of China. They climbed innumerable steps and put up with the most basic of overnight accommodation - all in aid of the children of Emunah Afula!
Emunah Boulogne Annual Gala Dinner
Over 100 friends and members of Emunah Boulogne enjoyed an amazing evening of Jazz, whisky and good food at the Emunah Boulogne Gala Event. The evening organized by the committee under the baton of Rabbanit Yael Kassabi are all young professionals who volunteer their time to raise funds for the Emunah Achuzat Sarah Children's Home as well as two daycare centers in Jerusalem.
Funds raised at this year's event are earmarked to furnish one of the new residential units being renovated in Emunah Achuzat Sarah. Two B'not sherut, Michal and Na'ama, daughters of olim from France brought tears to the eyes of those present when describing their experiences working and living with the children in the home.
An auction of furniture and kitchen equipment was held and the group is well on the way to reaching their goal.
Frieda Ross thanked all those present for their dedication and generosity in helping Emunah help those in need.
In preparation for their upcoming final exam participants of Emunah's most recent course for Mashgichot Kashrut (female kashrut supervisors), recently completed their final practical training.
This is, of course, one of the areas of Emunah's trailblazing activities in the public sector by breaking down boundaries and empowering women in Israel. The course, initiated and promoted by Liora Minka, has been extremely successful.