Ephraim Tegbiya - Graduate
"I was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to Israel with my family six months later. I grew up in the 6th district of Ashdod, which is considered an area with a high crime rate. From a young age I was drawn to the problems along with my friends, most of whom were older than me by two or three years. We would mostly deal with thefts, looking for how to make easy money ... ". "
Nati Pelech's Mother - Graduate
"Everyday, I thank the almighty for the amazing path I traveled with my son. I decided to put it in writing this time ....
I have two sons that I am raising because I am divorced. They are four years apart and the eldest graduated with a matriculation certificate and this is the route I planned for both of them ... only that life does not always work as per the script we wrote ... "
“This place is a home without a doubt.
A house of dreams "
Danielle Aviv, Counselor
Nohar Lahav - Acting Counselor
"In the last ten months I have re-learned what it is to love. I longed for love that did not depend on anything, and towards the year 2009 I hoped that it would indeed come ... and it came, it came from the most real place, from a place I could not expect or imagine. In the last ten months I have learned what it means to guide youth, and also, what it means to be 'a bit of a mother' ... "
Danielle Aviv - Past Counselor
"Flooded with emotions, trying to sum up a long and so significant period and is not simple at all ...
I can not believe I am parting from something that was an integral part of me, my daily life, my constant thoughts, my everything during every hour, day and year for 7 years... days, nights, weekdays, Saturdays, holidays and vacations. 24/7... "
Noy Cohen Moshe - Middle School Coordinator
"I knew the Ben Shemen youth village by chance. Immediately after I was discharged from the army, I worked for a year in a nearby moshav as a youth coordinator. I always knew in my heart that I would like to work with teenagers, and the concept of working in a boarding program was a distant dream. Throughout the period I worked in the moshav, my students told me that I need to be in the Village..."