Community Service Committee
We believe that the formula "Service Above Self" is one of the most important functions of Rotary. We support activities in the areas of health, social welfare and education, with emphasis on children from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and those who suffer from disabilities.
The Community Services Committee is responsible for initiating and implementing the projects of the club. Presently, we are actively involved in a number of Jerusalem based projects.
At the same time we are actively involved in three Global Grant supported projects: Our own Peace Education Initiative; A life saving and training initiative to help seriously ill Palestinian children in the Jerusalem Hadassah Hospital; and Rotary Hands Across Waters.
To read more about Rotary Grants, click on the logo
Current Local Projects
To read the report from April 2017
1. Yad Elie: The main goal of this small foundation (amuta)
run almost only by volunteers, is to provide school meals for
the poorest children from all communities, Jewish and Arab,
These children would otherwise have to go hungry. If
children do not get the nourishment they need, they are
also not able to learn and thus later to find good empoyment
The program includes education about nutrition and
health and is geared to care for the psychological and
emotional needs of the weakest children.
By working with all communites in Jerusalem it also seeks
to promote understanding and a peaceful coexistence
between Arabs and Jews.
For the Yad Elie website, click HERE
For the Yad Elie Facebook page, click HERE
For a report of a short project in the Jerusalem Forest, supported by our club via Yad Elie, click HERE
For a short film and description of the Jerusalem Forest project, click HERE
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2. The Community Services Committees has adopted a part of a project of modernizing the equipment at the Saint Vincent Home for Severely Disabled Children in Ein Karem in Jerusalem, (http://svaka.org/about-us-2).
We are getting one - of six needed - feeding machines, for
children who cannot eat in a normal manner.
This project is an additional step in our ongoing participation
with this extra-ordinary childrens home. See more here, left column no. 2.
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3. The Hassadna Music Conservatory has been doing a magnificent project of teaching talented and gifted handicapped children as well as children from the Ethiopian community - youngsters who would otherwise have no touch with a music education.
We have started a project of collecting musical instruments of
all sorts for these children. We have appealed to other clubs in
our district to help us in this effort.
To read more, click on the top PDF-icon.
To see the current appeal, click the 2nd icon.
To visit the Hassadna website, click here.
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4. Bottle Project: A smaller project involves collecting bottles that can be returned to the shops, to redeem the deposit paid. These monies are for the Jerusalem Rotary Club Foundation, which provides scholarships for needy high-school students studying high-tech. Since the project began a few months ago
we have enriched the Foundation fund with the respectable
sum of NIS 5,320.
For more information about this action,
click on the top PDF-icon above.
About the Scholarship Foundation, click here.
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Proposed Local Projects
Since recently a number of local projects have been completed,
the Community Service Committee is now investigating and considering a few more possible new or renewed projects.
However, until a decision has been taken by the Committee and approved by the Club Board, the Committee will not publicize
the names of the organisations concerned.