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C&G News: WB native teaches, and learns, in Israel

By Mike Koury

Becca Garfinkel, seen here standing before the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa, Israel, will spend another six months abroad teaching students English.

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Becca Garfinkel always wanted to be able to travel around the world.

Now, as part of a volunteer program, she gets to do that and help many young people in the city of Lod, Israel.

Garfinkel is in Lod as part of Masa Israel’s Yahel Social Change Program, which is a nine-month program that is part learning experience, part volunteer effort.

Through the program, Garfinkel has been teaching third- to eighth-graders English. Her students include Israelis, Russian immigrants, Ethiopian immigrants and more. She volunteers about 25 hours a week at a local school called G’nei Aviv, as well as helping community organizations.

Read the rest of Becca’s story in C&G News!


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