Avishag Faruhi, 19, is from Kfar Vradim, but this year she’s living in Jerusalem and participating in Masorti NOAM Youth Movement’s Gap Year Program. When Avishag was in the 8th grade, she helped establish the Kfar Vradim branch – the northernmost branch of NOAM’s 21 branches countrywide that serve over 1,600 children and teens yearly.
NOAM offers programs for youth prior to their army service in which they volunteer to work with children and young people from a variety of backgrounds. Each pre-army program is operated in conjunction with a Masorti congregation.
Teaching leadership skills, promoting Jewish pluralism in Israeli society and in the Israel Defense Forces, and providing meaningful volunteer opportunities to the leaders of tomorrow will change the face of Israel.