The core mission of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva is to train future leaders for the State of Israel; men and women who are observant Jews devoted to Torah study, dedicated to the Land of Israel and the Jewish People and loyal citizens of the State, particularly regarding army and national service.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
YBA students volunteer as Junior Fire Fighters
All YBA network schools put a heavy emphasis on
extracurricular voluntary experiences in teaching the Jewish value of Tikun
Olam as a fundamental part of Training Israel’s Future.™
Besides volunteering in soup kitchens,
kindergartens, nursing homes and shelters, many of our students undergo rigorous training to become paramedic assistants or Civil Service volunteers to man Magen David Adom (MDA)
ambulances and Israel Police patrols in their
Israeli Junior Firefighter Cadets (israel21c)
Now, for the first time, a group of twenty students
from YBA TO”M at Moshav Herev Le’et, have completed an intensive training course as Junior
Fire Fighters, and have begun volunteering at the nearby fire
station in Hadera.
“These students in effect double the size of the
force we can send out in case of emergency,” said Alexei Girsky, the volunteer
coordinator for the Hadera Fire Department.
One of the students summed up the motivation of the entire
group saying, “I think that fire fighters are true heroes. They have very
important jobs; full of action and responsibility. I saw this as an opportunity
for me to volunteer and make a significant contribution to society saving lives. That’s why
I signed up for the training course.”
Mincha prayer services at YBA TO"M
The school name, YBA TO"M, stands for Torah u’Mada (Torah and Science). It was established in 1958 as an
offshoot of the first Bnei Akiva yeshiva high school at nearby Moshav Kfar
Haroeh, and over the years has served as a Youth Aliyah Village for new immigrant boys who were trained in the technical professions where they could make a contribution to
society. Over 2,000 technically trained YBA TO”M graduates have helped
make Israel the ‘start-up nation’ it is today.
The majority of today’s 280 students are immigrants
from Ethiopia, while others include native Israelis and immigrants from the
former Soviet Union, India and France. Students may choose from computer, electrical
and mechanical engineering tracks.
View this Hebrew language video to see the YBA TO”M award-winning campus and program: