17 Oct Shavei Israel volunteer teaches Judaism and Hebrew in Colombia
Yael Mendoza, Shavei Israel volunteer, traveled to Bogota, Colombia, to work with a local Bnei Anousim community. She is currently teaching Judaism to young people and organizing various activities, such as hafrashat challah (separating the challah) and shabbatons. Yael will also take part in teaching Hebrew classes and assist in the kindergarten.
Yael and her family made aliyah from Peru in 2004 with the help of Shavei Israel. During her two-month trip to Colombia she is planning to visit all 11 communities Shavei Israel works with. Yael is very excited by the warm reception she received from the community members.