May Update!

May Update!

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Shalom Everyone,

We had an AMAZING Shavuos holiday at the Jerusalem Heritage House. Packed house with "lone soldiers" and Birthright Israel extenders, various Jewish educational opportunities throughout the Old City, festive dairy meal, and prayers at the Kotel HaKatan (the "Little Western Wall).

Here is more of what has happened since the last update! Sorry we're too busy with Birthright guests to write more.

Celebrated Yom Yerushalayim

Yom Yerushalayim Heritage House with Baruch Marzel

Yom Yerushalayim Heritage House guys with Baruch Marzel of Hebron

Old City Tour

Heritage House guests go on Tour of the Old City

Heritage House guests go on Tour of the Old City

Donated new prayer books to the Jewish Community of "Sde Boaz" in Gush Etzion. Thanks to Mr. Alec Rubenstein for sponsoring.

Heritage House Donated new prayer books to the Jewish Community of "Sde Boaz" in Gush Etzion.

Donated new prayer books to the Jewish Community of "Sde Boaz" in Gush Etzion.

Mazel tov to Meir ben Alexander, former "lone soldier" and long time resident, on his engagement to Shlomit Bondarchuk!

Heritage House guest and lone Soldier Meir Ben Alexander and Shlomit Engagement

Heritage House guest and lone Soldier Meir Ben Alexander and Shlomit Engagement

Sent some of our "lone soldiers" to a professional basketball game in Jerusalem - sponsored by "Yashar LaChayal"

Heritage House "lone soldiers" went to a professional basketball game in Jerusalem

Heritage House "lone soldiers" went to a professional basketball game in Jerusalem

Meeting Birthright Israel groups in the Old City!

Heritage House Meeting Birthright Israel groups in the Old City!

Heritage House director Meeting Birthright Israel groups in the Old City!

Our previously secret mission is now able to be made public. We actively participated in the entrance and renovation of a property purchased by Jewish investors that was previously owned by Christian Arabs in the Gush Etzion area.

Heritage House secret mission

Heritage House working in the secret mission.

Kol HaKavod to our friend Arieh King on this tremendous accomplishment!
Read the news article here

Heritage House secret mission

Heritage House Guys help get the place ready

Heritage House at the Christian Compound Baught by Jews in Judea

Heritage House at the Christian Compound Baught by Jews in Judea

Help us continue to make this summer the most inspirational experience young Jews from all over the world could ever dream of! Your support allows us to do all that we are doing!

Help Us Make a Difference!

Help Us Make a Difference! Donate to the Heritage House!

Thanks from
the Old City of Jerusalem,

Rabbi Ben Packer
Director
Jerusalem Heritage House


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Profile: Satchel Kornfeld

Profile: Satchel Kornfeld

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Satchel Cornfeld- Lone Soldier Heritage House

Satchel Kornfeld- Lone Soldier

 

Name: Satchel Kornfeld

Age: 23

Profession: EMT

Education: BS in History

Originally from Oregon, Satchel moved east after high school living in D.C. for 3 years, followed by 3 years in Maryland.

After visiting Israel on the Taglit Birthright program in 2012 and learning a little about his Jewish heritage, Satchel decided to return to Israel with intensions of volunteering in the Israeli Defense Force in the Winter of 2015. After a short time in Tel Aviv, He came to the Heritage House to experience life in the Old City of Jerusalem and has considered it home ever since. “I never thought I’d be living so close to the Kotel.”

Satchel working in the Shomron

Satchel working in the Shomron (West Bank) -Kefar Tapuach

The Heritage House has assisted Satchel to experience Israel through tours of many places and volunteer work on many projects. “Going to the West Bank in Kfar Tapuach showed me the truth about the West Bank.” “Pesach in Kfar Adomim was one of my best experiences in Israel to date and that wouldn’t have been possible without the Heritage House.”

Satchel working in shomron 2

Satchel helps build a Synagogue in Kfar Tapuach,

When asked why join the the Army at all, he said: “I believe in the state of Israel and I believe that we all need to do our best to defend it to the greatest ability we can.” Satchel is currently going through Basic Training though he will soon be informed of which unit he will be serving in.

You can follow Satchel's adventures on his blog Satuchuation .

To help the Heritage House support Satchel and our other Lone Soldiers you can Donate Here.


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