A cross-country mission for Sukkot
Ahead of the Sukkot holiday, students from the AMIT network embarked on a mission across Israel to lend a hand to those unable to build a sukkah by themselves.
From north to south, AMIT students from many schools spread the word that they were available to help the elderly, disabled, single-parent families and others build a sukkah near their homes.
In Beersheva and Ramle, the students offer was posted on the municipalities’ Facebook pages, while in Kiryat Malachi and Beit Shemesh, the children posted ads in local newspapers offering their services, and in Ashdod and Acco, the kids left flyers in mailboxes and at nursing homes.
Yoel Shor, a 12th-grade student at AMIT Beersheva, said that when they realized that many people needed help building a sukkah, the students organized an aid mission. “The response was amazing,” he said. “All we had to do was assign students to various areas throughout the city where help was requested.”
The principal of AMIT Bienenfeld Hevruta Yeshiva, Avinoam Almagor, said, “We chose to welcome the Sukkot holiday by helping those in need. We will continue this effort until the start of the holiday, as long as our help is wanted.”