New Beginnings In Israel: Photos from the opening of Yitzchak Shavit High School
In Sha’ar HaNegev in southern Israel, students recently filed for the first time into the Yitzchak Shavit High School, a fully-fortified eight-building complex where kids can learn and play, safe from the fear and uncertainty that often plagues their daily lives amid rocket attacks from the nearby Gaza Strip.
The school was funded by generous donations from the global Jewish community, including World ORT, the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, the State of Israel and others, and is named after Yitzchak Shavit, z”l, a passionate supporter of Israel and consummate advocate and fundraiser for the Jewish State.
As a tribute to Yitzchak, Israel’s President Shimon Peres attended the school’s opening ceremonies, where he praised the 1,200 students for their courage and commitment to academics. Full coverage of opening day.