Ein Carmit Residence Receives the Regional Excellence Prize for Residences

The Society for Advancement of Education (SAE) is proud and excited to announce that Ein Carmit Residence has received the regional Residence Prize for Excellence for the 2016-17 school year from the Office of Rural Education and Youth Aliyah of the Ministry of Education.

On hand to receive the prize were outgoing Ein Carmit director Yaniv Weizman, left, and incoming director, Eli Eliyahu.

“One who enters the gates of the Ein Carmit Residence feels the depth of the expression that a Residence is a home,” the Prize committee wrote. “The atmosphere, the warmth and the overall effort to give each and every student a sense of belonging and pleasantness can be seen on the walls, the gardens and the feelings of the students and staff.”

Ein Carmit is a coeducational boarding residence located in the leafy outskirts of Jerusalem. It was established in 2000 by the SAE in order to provide a warm and friendly living environment for 110 talented and motivated teenagers – mostly from  disadvantaged communities across Israel.

The boarding school’s pastoral setting is a major attraction, and the students who live at Ein Carmit study in high schools in the area. At the end of their school day, a professional staff provides extra teaching hours and homework supervision to help the youth excel in their studies.

“The plethora of activities and personal development provided to each individual,” the Prize committee observed, “create a unique atmosphere of desire to give, which promotes the development and faith of each and every youth in themselves and their abilities.”

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