Why We Must Build Now! - Makor Chaim’s 320 students as well as the many adults taking part in our various outreach programs have been operating out of the very same “temporary” shacks which housed Yeshivat Har Etzion over 45 years ago. Immediately following our tragedy, the government awarded Makor Chaim 32 dunams (almost 8 acres) of land at the entrance to Neve Daniel to build a permanent campus in memory of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal.
Wanting to expand into our area, Kibbutz Kfar Etzion is pressing us to leave as soon as possible. Between the very high rent we are paying, the energy wasted by our leaky, uninsulated structures, the high price of maintenance, the roofs which collapse in the snow and so on – we must begin construction now. The new campus will provide us with the sorely needed basis to expand our institutions, programs and influence on Israeli society.
Please give generously and inquire about the many dedication opportunities available.
“We Choose Life!” is our motto - this new campus will be our answer to terror and the best way to commemorate the three young boys and the awesome effect they had on the Jewish world at large.
Makor Chaim Institutions - At the young age of 27, Rabbi Dov Singer was asked by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz to join him in establishing Yeshivat Makor Chaim which now has 320 students in the temporary campus in Kfar Etzion. Makor Chaim’s approach involves empowering the student to developing his inner spiritual consciousness in a way that opens him to the outside world. The success of this unique approach over the past 30 years led to the establishment of the “Beit Midrash L’Hitchadshut” – a nation-wide, Neo-Chassidic Outreach study & prayer program which appeals to Israelis from all levels of personal observance as well as “Lifnei V’Lifnim” – a creative, alternate educators’ training program. In June 2014 Makor Chaim students Naftali Fraenkel & Gilad Shaer were tragically kidnapped and killed by Hamas terrorists. In talks she has given around the world, Naftali’s mother Racheli Fraenkel attributes last summer’s unprecedented wave of Jewish unity in great measure to the unique philosophy and special leaders of Yeshivat Makor Chaim.
The ongoing special activities in memory of the three boys being held to bolster the unity of the Jewish people can be seen in our recent newsletter here, at the new campus’ website and facebook pages, the Yeshiva’s website and facebook pages as well as our outreach programs website .
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Our Website: www.makorchaim.org
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