Counterpoints from the Head Counselor, Rebecca Kleiner BY: Rivka Hia 

          The YU CPI Blog had the opportunity to interview the Kiryat Gat/Arad head counselor, Rebecca Kleiner.  Counterpoint Israel: How does it feel to be back on Counterpoint? Rebecca Kleiner: It’s incredible to return to a community and school that I’ve already built a relationship with. I get to return to past relationships, and … More Counterpoints from the Head Counselor, Rebecca Kleiner BY: Rivka Hia 

Reflections on Kiryat Gat BY: Shalom Antian

              We sit in a circle with Meital, the southern district representative of the Israeli ministry of education. Meital tells us about the special dedication and efforts her department invests in teens at-risk in Kiryat Gat. In my mind, the program comes full circle. The teenagers we just worked with for two … More Reflections on Kiryat Gat BY: Shalom Antian

Counterpoint English Lesson Spotlight BY: Rivka Hia

Today in English class, I had the opportunity to work privately with Itamar. Itamar is a 9th grade student from Kiryat Gat. He has the highest English comprehension from his class in school, and as a result often spaces out and disrupts the lesson. Instead of leaving him on his own today, though, I had … More Counterpoint English Lesson Spotlight BY: Rivka Hia

Kiryat Gat and Kiryat Malachi’s Trip to Jerusalem BY: Rivka Hia 

         Smiling faces were abundant as the Kiryat Gat and Kiryat Malachi campers boarded the bus for their second trip of the summer, this time to Jerusalem. The day started off with an informative and interactive visit to the Menachem Begin museum. Campers learned about the founding of Israel, the political issues in the State’s … More Kiryat Gat and Kiryat Malachi’s Trip to Jerusalem BY: Rivka Hia