Minister of Education Naftali Bennett arrived on an unscheduled visit at AMIT Hammer high school in Rehovot and was pleased to discover that the school had transformed into a factory of chesed for the day. Dozens of cardboard boxed were lined up in perfect order in the school yard and the students formed a human conveyor belt, distributing basic food items into each box. Bennett did not hesitate and immediately joined the project, working shoulder to shoulder with the students and teachers.
The students of AMIT Hammer joined with a local organization Moreshet Yaakov, in order to pack Passover food packages for 200 needy families. Over the last few weeks, the students raised more than NIS 10,000 which they used to purchase basic products in order to help needy families carry the heavy expense of the holiday. After the boxes were all packed, the students helped to load the boxes into their teachers’ cars for distribution throughout the city of Rehovot.
Naftali Bennett commented, “I came to AMIT Hammer unexpectedly, no one knew I was coming – and my eyes lit up! I came and saw children busy with Maot Chitim. Academic achievements and values are both found in one excellent school. ”
Michal Peleg, principal of the Junior High School at AMIT Hammer stated, “It was exciting to see the students investing their time and energy in order to make sure that other families will have a happy holiday”