We are super excited to be supporting Derech Eretz this year again. The pre-army program is essential for these teenagers to be successful during their military career as well as after their service. The teenagers are selected by the organization from all over the country and will spend a total of six months together. The program is unique in that it challenges the status quo within Israel itself. The main emphasis of the program is designed to inspire the teens not only to be great soldiers but to be better people for the future of the Israeli society.
Ben came to visit the Derech Eretz campuses in January and saw first hand the teens and their attitudes towards life in general. Everyone was so in sync with what needed to be done in the future it gave him piece of mind knowing that donor dollars raised are going to this great cause.
In July Derech Eretz Alumni from previous years came together for a long weekend to discuss how life has changed for them and what the organization has meant in bringing about this change. The best thing about the whole process is knowing that somehow these teens will always be supporting the program in one way or another for years to come.