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AHAVAT CHINAM CAMPAIGN                     ראה המהדורה בעברית כאן
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On Shabbat Parshat Korach we marked one year since our students Gilad & Naftali were laid to rest together with Eyal - may their memory be a blessing to all.  Makor Chaim has embarked on what will be an annual campaign to promote Jewish Unity during the summer and we would like to share with you some of our recent activities and events. From the yahrzeit of the three boys at the beginning of June, through Parshat Korach – the first crisis of internal Jewish contention – and also the anniversary of their funeral, on to the “Three Weeks”, “Nine Days” and the fast of Tisha Ba’Av, we are making every effort to revive and restore the awesome spirit of unity the Jewish world experienced last summer. We hope and pray that this holy work will merit us deliverance from further threats and tragedies.
Rachel Fraenkel speaking with our students at  the Yeshiva, June 1. In talks she has given around the world, she attributes last summer’s unprecedented wave of Jewish unity in great measure to the unique philosophy and special leaders of Yeshivat Makor Chaim. 
Ophir Shaer, Gilad’s father, at the June 2nd Makor Chaim Memorial Service:
"After all the ceremonies filled with pomp and circumstance in the presence of 80,000 people, 16,000 people; after visits with world leaders, it is here in the Yeshiva where we allow ourselves to break down and cry. Makor Chaim - this is our wellsprings, our beating heart. There is a saying: ‘Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are’. You here are my friends, the friends of Gilad and Naftali who remain forever young in our hearts and minds.” 
 
Following the memorial service in the Yeshiva on June 2nd: Roshei Yeshiva Rabbi Dovid Rabinowitz and Rabbi Dov Singer speaking with Gilad's father Ophir Shaer on left. Naftali's father, Avi Fraenkel speaking with Naftali's teacher Rabbi  Ariel Almog on right.
June 3, 2015, the day of the yahrzeit - was declared Jewish Unity Day in Israel and around the world. Many organizations commemorated it in different ways - prizes were awarded, special internet lectures were given, special projects were launched. Here at Makor Chaim we didn't just commemorate Jewish Unity - we made it happen! After months of intense preparations, our students went out to spend the day with over 5000 other students in close to 200 classes from all walks of life. Read what one mother wrote here in the "Times of Israel" &  see the video below:
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Unity Day with Makor Chaim produced by our students! 
Unity is not a one way street - it applies to all Jews. After spending Unity Day with mostly secular students, we spent the next day in Bnei Brak with the Modzitzer Rebbe. For more pictures go here.

Here is what one father had to say about the day:
“I am thrilled that my son's Yeshiva Makor Chaim has an educational goal of exposing the students to so many different worlds in Israel. Every year the 9th graders are taken on a 'masa' - this year they spent one day leading groups in a secular high school, one day meeting business leaders in Azrieli Tel Aviv, and one day in Bnai Brak. After kayaking today they will be in Tzfat for Shabbat..
Makor Chaim may be a household word in Israel, but until the tragic events of last year, we were unknown overseas. Today, many more people throughout the world appreciate the unique work being done here.  Our original blend of Religious Zionist Chassidut and inner spiritual development is making itself felt on many levels – in our high school, in our Renewal Outreach Center in “Lifnai Velifnim” -  our teacher’s training program and in schools and classrooms throughout the world. 

Makor Chaim Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Dov Singer at the Drisha Institute in Manhattan, giving an in-depth study session on the mystical reasons for the AriZal's claim that "Loving your Fellow Man" is a pre-requisite for being able to pray.
Makor Chaim is presently located in a dilapidated collection of shacks which once served Yeshivat Har Etzion when it was first set up in Kfar Etzion over 47 years ago. In the aftermath of last year’s events the government allotted a plot of land adjacent to Neve Daniel to be the site of our new campus. After a year of bureaucracy the actual permits are about to be issued. We need your help now to begin construction. With your help, we will finally build proper facilities to expand our activities.

Makor Chaim which continues to be a living, breathing monument to the memory of the 3 boys and the unique spirit of unity they left as their legacy.

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The moving song written and performed by the three families, the Makor Chaim Choir, David D'Or and international stars.
See the short video film on this important project
        
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Makor Chaim Institutions,  Kfar Etzion  90912

US Toll Free: 718-734-6524        Israel Tel: 052-566-5276  
makorchaim22@gmail.com    
     www.makorchaim.org

Makor Chaim USA  1222 Ave M rm. 403 Brooklyn, NY 11230
 

Rav Dov Singer, Rosh Yeshiva       
Avi Sarel, Director General
Yossi Baumol, Director of Development    
Michal Natan, Development Associate

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