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On December 4, 2011, JFNA staff and federation professionals traveled south to Beersheva to witness the results of federation funding and the continued work being done. The three areas of the visit included:

1. The Goldberg Anchor Youth Village, a program of UIA Canada and Federation CJA of Montreal.

2. The pan-Negev 'Young Communities: Sustainable Future' program, supported by the Negev Funding Coalition of nine Federations, JAFI, the Shahaff Foundation and the Gandyr Foundation.

3. UJA Federation of New York's involvement in the Kafkazi community in Beersheva, the Nahal Beka Youth Club for Kafkazi youth and JDC's 'Kelim: Tools for Success for Kavkazi-Israeli Youth' program.
Goldberg Community Anchor Youth Village
Amos Katz, Director of the Goldberg Community Anchor Youth Village
Touring the inside of a student house
Leaving Beersheva Municipality after discussion with Dr. Heftzi Zohar, Deputy Mayor
Naomi Efrat presents the 'Young Communities: Sustainable Future' program

Rena Genn speaks about the Negev Funding Coalition (to her left, Noa Yovel, Gandyr Foundation; to her right, Devorah Gordon, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles)

Tzofia Cohen, JAFI
Eliad Melamed, Tor HaMidbar, explains the 'Young Communities: Sustainable Future' program
Small groups of JFNA staff and federation professionals meet with members of Young Adult Communities over lunch
Aaron Ackerman, religious young community, Eilat
Group discussion after meeting with members of Young Adult Communities
Ilan Halperin, UJA Federation of NY, gives background to Kavkazi community
Nahal Beka Youth Club
Meeting members of the Kavkazi community
Teachers from Beersheva speak of challenges Kavkazi students can face and solutions provided
Youths from the clubhouse share their experiences
Small groups of JFNA staff and federation professionals meet with counsellors and youth from the club house.