STAMFORD – As in years past, a new group of young Israeli women have arrived on the campus of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy to bring the beauty of Israel to students, strengthen students’ connection to the Jewish state and instill in them a pride in our shared Jewish heritage.
Part of a program called “Banot Sherut,” the three emissaries are completing the second year of their two-year national service by volunteering at the pre-K through grade 12 school. Their responsibilities includes everything from tutoring students in Hebrew language to coordinating the school’s holiday curriculum to accompany’s 8th-graders on their month-long trip to Israel.
This year’s Banot Sherut are:
Shiri Tzur hails from the town of Talmon. This year, as part of her national service, Shiri served as a tour guide, introducing visitors to the beauty of the Jewish state.
Noam Halamish comes to Stamford from Petah-Tikvah. This year, Noam fulfilled part of her national service at “Shekel House” on Kibbutz Yavne – a home for women with disabilities.
Mikki (Malka) Lauderdale lives in Efrat. This past year, as part of her national service, she volunteered in Holon, working in a vocational high school for youth with special needs.
Main Photo: Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy welcomed the school’s 2019 Banot Sherut: (l to r) Shiri Tzu, Noam Halamish and Mikki Lauderdale.