Meet Yael: Learn Why Kibbutz Beit-Oren Needs You

By Jennifer Hanin, December 11, 2010

OUTDOOR concert Yael 281x300 Meet Yael: Learn Why Kibbutz Beit Oren Needs YouThirteen year old Yael dreams of one day being a concert mandolinist. She has proved to be quite a mensch in every sense of the word. Even though she has played with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in an Arab-Israeli peace concert, she still found time to give free concerts to residents at a retirement home in Haifa. 

Yael’s promising future was clear. Yet, her future became hazy on December 2, 2010 when the devastating Carmel Forest Fire engulfed Kibbutz Beit-Oren, leaving Yael and 70 other children homeless. 

To date, the fire claimed 43 lives, destroyed over 5 million trees, evacuated 17,000, and wiped out Yael’s home and the homes of her friends and loved ones.  Almost everything she had is gone, except her mandolin. 

Any Amount Helps

Playground web 300x199 Meet Yael: Learn Why Kibbutz Beit Oren Needs You

Kibbutz Beit-Oren Playground

Act For Israel is partnering with Sinai Temple and Sinai Temple Israel Center and working directly with Kibbutz Bein-Oren to rebuild the community’s beloved playground estimated at $30,000. YOUR donation of any amount will allow the children of the Kibbutz to once again live and play like other children. 

Show You Care

Please consider making a donation – of any amount – to help Yael and her community. And send them your message of support. Send an email to, and we’ll deliver it directly to the community. Your donation – and your thoughts and prayers – will brighten their days and make their future clearer.


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