Rosh Hashana 5779 Appeal- Therapeutic Mentoring in the Community:
25 boys from the same deprived and deeply troubled Jerusalem neighborhood are waiting for spaces in our life transforming therapeutic mentoring in the community program (TMIC).
Watch the video to see the story of Shmuel, one of our TMIC program graduates, and learn how his Kav L’Noar mentor, Eran helped him get past his time in jail and go back to school.
We are now looking for support to help fund another group of boys who are currently on our waiting list to join the TMIC program. Boys like Oren who lost his mother to cancer two years ago. Oren’s brothers all have criminal records, and Oren too got into trouble for stealing a motorbike when he was just 12. He dropped out of school, and would spend his nights taking drugs and sleep away the days.
Today, Oren is 17, and has decided to straighten up his act. He has got a job as a waiter in a Jerusalem restaurant that attracts mainly tourists. He needs English to communicate with these tourists, but as a school drop-out, he struggles to find the words. Oren approached Kav L’Noar originally because he thought we could help him with his English. When our social worker gently asked him for more details, it emerged that Oren desperately wanted somebody trustworthy in his life whom he could rely on, someone who would care about him and guide him as he tried to rebuild his life.
Oren is still waiting for the chance to be matched with a Kav L’Noar mentor. Please support our Rosh Hashanah appeal, to help cover the cost of Kav L’Noar mentors for Oren and the other boys who need places in our specialist TMIC program.
Thanks to the support of friends like you, Shmuel managed to turn his life around. Please give more boys the same chance to make a fresh start this Rosh Hashanah.
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About the TMIC Program
Kav L’Noar works with a group of 25 boys in a specific deeply poor Jerusalem neighborhood. (We recently opened a new separate program in the same neighborhood for the girls). These youth come from homes where there is not enough to eat, where there is often violence all around them, where there is no one responsible around to make sure they go to school. Their parents often have deeply troubled backgrounds of abuse and neglect, and have had no role models to show them how to how to give their sons the basic love, attention and stability that all children need. As a result, these young people are growing up without the basic life skills that we all need, self-control, concentration, communication, respect for themselves and others. The result; without help, they all too often drop out of school and self-destruct. Click here to read more