Today, Robert Gilbert, a trustee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, witnessed some 1200 children from rocket-battered southern Israel participate in rest and recreation activities at Nachshonit Amusement Park, organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel outside the line of fire.
Director General Alan Hoffmann and Chairman Natan Sharansky joined the mission along with a group of our Summer Camp Shlichim to participate in a Drama Therapy session with 9-11 year old kids from Ofakim and Sha'ar Ha'Negev. Together they mimed, played out and demonstrated different concepts from home like Iron Dome, shelter, and peace.
"To go from hospital visits, seeing wounded soldiers and everything that represents," said Robert, "to seeing kids here who have an opportunity to smile and spend a day taking their minds off of what is going on in Ofakim – it’s a great day. And we're pleased to be a part of it."