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  7/14/2014, Tammuz 16, 5774

Jewish Agency to Take 10,000 Southern Children for R&R


The Jewish Agency for Israel is scheduled to take thousands of children and teens from rocket-battered southern Israel for rest and recreation activities outside the line of fire throughout this week by virtue of the support of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), in coordination with the National Emergency Authority, government ministries, and local authorities. 1,500 children and teens were scheduled to enjoy recreational activities, Monday, at the Israel Museum and Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem and the Keftzuba amusement park at Kibbutz Tzuba in the Judean Hills west of the capital.

The children and teens who will participate in The Jewish Agency's rest and recreation activities are in 1st through 12th grades and are residents of the Ofakim, Shafir, Lachish, Be'er Tuvia, Gan Yavne, and Yoav regional councils, as well as recent immigrants from Jewish Agency immigrant absorption centers in Be'er Sheva, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Kiryat Gat, and Sha'ar HaNegev.