The week before Pesach when most Israeli teens were either helping clean the house or going on tiyulimwith their youth groups, teens from the Jack E. Gindi Oraita Youth Clubs and Makom Balev had a very different kind of experience.
They visited Retorno, an inpatient rehabilitation center near Bet Shemesh, about 25 miles from Jerusalem, or in Moshav Keshet in the Golan Heights.
Each group visited the centers for a day. “We try to have all of our teens from all over the country participate in a program at Retorno,” says Chaim Pelzner, Director of Programming for OU Israel. “This is a very deep experience for them.”
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