S: Histaglut - Saving Israel's Youth
BC: HISTAGLUT-: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LOST SOUL, | L O S T ... | F O U N D BY | HISTAGLUT | AND
FC: Histaglut Saving Israel's Youth
1: For a number of years, Histaglut has been active in saving at risk youth at many stages. We are there when boys are just beginning to drift away, just before they are going to be kicked out of the system, and even in the most extreme cases when boys get involved in criminal activity, drinking and drugs. We step in and save the lives of children who feel like they have nothing to lose when in fact there lives have hardly begun.
2: When we get to shake the hand of these boys first...they are lucky. Unfortunately, when someone else gets to them first we need to help them find their way out from drug and alcohol addiction, sexual abuse, and crime. The one that we can't reach is simply left alone
4: BROADENING | THE HISTAGLUT FARM | Histaglut is active on many fronts. We have counselors in many neighborhoods looking to find boys at risk and help them before they leave the system. We provide legal help for boys like Danny* who got involved in importing drugs simply because he felt he "had nothing to lose." We helped him to see that he did have a purpose; helped him to remove himself from the world of crime and ensured that previous petty crimes that he had committed did not stop him from having a chance at building himself once more. *Names changed to protect individual privacy.
5: HORIZONS | We also arrange evenings where boys can go and have something to eat and speak to like-minded people as well as people who are experienced and can give them guidance. For boys who have left their school system; we have two yeshivas in Yerushalayim as well as a farm, pictured here; in the Shomron region where the boys do everything from looking after the animals to producing olive oil and cheese. This gives them the opportunity to feel productive and often gives them a new lease on life!
6: Sometimes; it looks like I care for nothing; but it's not the truth. I have to put up an uncaring front but in reality I do care. Histaglut; my place here on the farm gave me the chance to show that I care; about the animals and ultimately about myself; Histaglut gave me a chance to prove it and regain my sense of identity
9: THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD
11: Somewhere where I'm not judged; With room to think and find myself
12: Once upon a time I was also the happy child; Somehow that got lost but my childhood dreams; fears and craving for love never left me; I just buried these parts of me deep within. Histaglut has given me back what I so desperately crave for and with these dreams has given me back my chance of a future.
15: Histaglut- reaching out where no one else will extend a hand where it is so desperately needed
16: The responsibility of keeping the olives growing and producing the oil gives me a chance to flourish too
18: I got to the point where I felt ready to join Yeshiva; but I wanted to be near like-minded boys who knew what I had been through and would not judge me. I longed to belong. Histaglut's yeshiva in Ramot (One of the two Histaglut Yeshivos) gave me what I needed. I cannot describe the pride I felt at my first siyum. I had proven to everyone and most importantly to myself that I could achieve
20: Histaglut is endorsed by HaRav Nissim Karelitz shlit"a HaRav Meir Sirota shlit"a HaRav Shimon Badani shlit"a As well as Mr. Yehoshua Eilon: Social worker for the Iriat Yerushalaim Amongst other Gedolei Yisroel. Please help us to help them; Ensure no boy is turned away