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Audio: Tough Woman, Gentle Soul. Helping Jerusalem Street Teens

Interview with Raquel Sanchez on aliyah, love, caring and hope for at-risk youth in Jerusalem.
3/14/2014, 11:55 AM

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Who takes care of the downtown street teens of Jerusalem? Meet Raquel Sanchez, the angel of Jerusalem's teens and the founder of Tzomet and the Rose Institute. This trained trauma therapist speaks six languages, is  a published poet and artist with work currently on display in Jerusalem. Find out about her unique upbringing in exotic countries as the daughter of the poet laureate of Venezuela and a Brooklyn, NY painter. How does she get at-risk teens to trust her? Tune in to get to know this tough woman with a gentle soul and a huge heart.

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Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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