Dear parents, shnattim, bogrim, bogrot, communities and friends shalom rav,

This week, Orit, the Netzer Olami Rosh Chinuch (Head of Education) and I went to visit our shnattim on Kibbutz Lotan. We arrived just in time to meet them on their communal tasks around the eco-neighborhood (ASA The Bustan)- cleaning the kitchen, dealing with compost, cleaning the bathrooms, creating bio-gas (!), watering the plants with recycled water, and later finding their way to their air-conditioned domes, for a quick rest before their Hebrew lesson.

After Hebrew and dinner at the Cheder Ochel (dining hall), we spent a couple of hours with the shnattim, starting with a lovely Ma'amad (creative prayer) ran by Bec and Nancye. Later, we ran a peula (session) called "The mailman", during which they write each other short notes about things they appreciate in others, what they are sorry for, their hopes for the coming year etc.