All current and past issues of American Friends of Kidum’s Connections e-newsletters are available here. Just click on the issue date to view or download the complete issue.
NOVEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
The world-wide RENEW BOYAR online campaign . . . President Herzog’s Visit . . . Ein Gedi Students make music in Germany . . . New Learning Center at ORT-Netanya . . . and more.
SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
Welcome to David Mallach, new AFK Chair . . . Opening Day at SAE Schools . . . Four schools receive Ministry of Education recognition . . . Pioneering MBHS International High School Launches . . . ORT-Netanya Residence helps athletes succeed . . . and more.
JULY 2022 NEWSLETTER
60 in Sindiana’s third graduation class . . . First students graduate from Shoshanim . . . SAE schools host international educators . . . SAE remembers Dr. Charlotte Frank and Eliezer Shmueli . . . and more
FEBRUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER
U.S. enrollment open for new International Baccalaureate high school in Jerusalem . . . Boyar’s “Prep for Life” Program . . . Sindiana students evaluate themselves . . . Steinberg students share their harvest . . . and more
DECEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER — Special Sindiana Edition
Six Highlights of 2021 at Sindiana — The Arab Youth Village for Leadership . . . includes graduation of members of first 9th grade class . . . Great Works Sindiana community program . . . Special summer school . . . International award for principal Andera Biadse . . . and more
NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER
Boyar High School marks Sigd holiday . . . SAE schools remember Rabin. . . K.A.N. Community Schools named one of top high schools in Israel . . . AFK hosts first face-to-face gathering in two years . . . and more.
AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER
Reut’s Olympic Medal Winner . . . Boyar students helping others in many ways . . . SAE’s summer camp for children of foreign community provides fun and learning . . . Busy summer at Sindiana . . . Meet the leaders of the Steinberg Residence . . . and more.
July 2021 Newsletter
Support needed for SAE’s Summer Camp for children from the foreign community . . . Graduations at Sindiana – the Arab Youth Village for Leadership and K.A.N. Community School . . . Preview of third SAE “Education in Israel Today” session . . . noteworthy visitors and more.
June 2021 Newsletter
SAE’s “Education in Israel Today” features SAE’s Israel-based teachers and academic leaders discussing key issues in education and SAE’s innovative programs live with friends and supporters throughout the world . . . Mezuzah ceremony at Shacharit HTH High School . . . SAE’s eight Mandel Leadership School graduates brief Mandel’s CEO in Israel . . . Special recognition for a K.A.N Community High School grad and an ORT-Netanya senior . . . and more.
May 2021 Newsletter
“Praying for Peace” by AFK Executive Director Jerry Isaak-Shapiro . . . A Paean to Jerusalem by a Boyar grad . . . Students explain how SAE, and they, coped with the Covid lockdowns . . . Announcing the new SAE Sustainability and Social Responsibility High School at the Steinberg Educational Campus . . . View the full AFK 2021 Virtual Gala . . . and more.
March 2021 Newsletter
Preview of AFK 2021 Virtual Spring Gala featuring Boyar High School graduate and renowned Israeli singer-songwriter Noa (Achinoam NinI) and Gil Dor . . . Purim celebrations at SAE schools and residences . . . Sindiana’s successful Zoom open House . . . and more.
New Year’s 2021 Newsletter
Happy New Year Edition!! Highlights of 2020 . . . SAE providing computers and Internet access for hundreds of students . . . First graduates from Sindiana . . . Niot Program learning centers more important than ever during Covid . . . Na’ale students, with caution, come to Israel for high school . . . Steinberg students help spread the word about breast cancer . . . Talya students submit sustainablity plans to U.N. . . . and more.
December 2020 Newsletter
November 2020 Newsletter
Following Covid-19 guidelines, Na’ale program welcomes students to Israeli high schools from around the world . . . Even during Covid-19 lockdowns and distance learning, Inbar students take a virtual world tour . . . SAE schools mark the 25th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination wit study and reflection . . . Students at Sindiana and Steinberg imaginatively spread the word during Breast Cancer Awareness Month . . . Boyar graduate Amira Oron is Israel’s firstwomen ambassador to Egypt . . . and more.
September 2020 Newsletter
July 2020 Newsletter
First graduates from Sindiana Arab Youth Village for Leadership in COVID-19 adjusted ceremonies . . . Jerry Isaak-Shapiro joins AFK as Executive Director . . . Reut staff and students reimagine the 12th grade experience . . . Prep camps for incoming students at Steinberg and Ein Carmit residences . . . Students involved in planning for Fall school opening at Inbar Leadership School for Girls and new Shacharit High School . . . and more.
June 2020 Newsletter
Ulpanat Talya Students Develop Plans to Acheive UN’s Sustainable Development Goals . . . Zoom graduations mark the new normal during COVID-19 . . . Graduating senior looks back fondly on her years at Steinberg Residence . . . Boyar alum stars in new spy thriller TV series heading for the U.S. . . . Shacharit – A New Type of Religious High School Based on the HTH Model – to OpenThis Fall . . . and more
March 2020 Newsletter
Purim celebrations at SAE Schools . . . Inbar Leadership School for Girls, in it’s first year, reaches finals of Israel Datmation competition. . . .Top expert speakers from many fields enrich SAE Executive Development Day . . . and more
February 2020 Newsletter
Talya students hike to snowy summit of Mt. Hebron . . . Jerusalem Mayor visits SAE . . . Jonathan Halevy, former CEO of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, is keynote speaker at SAE Management Development Day . . . Greenhouses at Sindiana – The Arab Youth Village for Leadership . . . and more
New Year’s 2020
Happy New Year Edition! Highlights of 2019 — Education 3.0 Symposium in New York City explores challenges and innovations in Israel education . . . Inbar Leadership School for Girls Opens . . . Sindiana Arab Youth Village for Leadership now 7th through 12th grade . . . All students in Hachmey Lev Yeshiva pass Israeli Bagrut Exam . . . SAE launches Israel Institute for Gender Equity in Education . . . and more.
November 2019 Newsletter
SAE schools use Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day for learning and enlightenment . . . Full report of Education 3.0 Symposium planned and run by SAE and hosted by AFK . . . Preview of Boyar High School Boys’ and Girls’ visit to U.S. and dinner with Boyar alumni . . . and more.
Fall 2019 Newsletter
SAE honors and pays tribute to Mort Mandel z”l . . . New Steinberg Residence learning center popular with students . . . Re’ut High School’s Math Magic Day . . . .Community service projects at KAN Community School and Mae Boyar High School and Residence . . . and more.
Summer 2019 Newsletter
382 SAE students graduate . . . all Hachmey Lev Yeshiva graduates earn their Israeli Matriculation Certficate . . . Re’ut High Schools very popular Community Kitchen . . . 20 men and women complete the Jafra Leadership Program for Israeli Arab high school graduates . . . and much more
April 2019 Newsletter
Students at Mae Boyar High School hosted Knesset candidates from nine different political parties just days before the national election . . . Dror High School was recognized by Israeli President Rubin Rivlin for furthering the president’s Israeli Hope agenda in education . . . and much more
February 2019 Newsletter
Boyar High School Debate Team competes in international compeition in Japan . . . Shoshanim Science and Arts High School for Haredi Girls off to fast start, welcomes international visitors . . . Re’ut High School graduate win Gold Medal at International Judo Grand Prix held in Tel Aviv . . . and much more
January 2019 Newsletter
Top 10 Highlights of 2018 — Shoshanim Science and Arts High School for Haredi Girls opens . . . Sindiana ArabYouth Village for Leadership doubles in size in year two to 400 students . . . Hundreds of Steinberg Residential Educational Campus alumni return for 50th Anniversary celebrration . . . and seven more highlights
September 2018 Newsletter
Na’ale students, from outside Israel, study at SAE’s Dror High School and live at SAE’s Ein Carmit Residence . . . Ambassador Ido Aharoni to be Honored at AFK Gala at Jewish Museum . . . Hachmey Lev Yeshiva students participated in summer trip to Poland . . . . . . and much more
Summer 2018 Newsletter
Tribute to Maayan Barhum, Boyar High School student who tragically perished in a flash flood in the desert on an IDF program training hike . . . Graduation reports from Hachmey Lev Yeshiva High School, co-ed pluralistic regious Dror High School and pluralistic Re’ut High School . . . and much more
May 2018 Newsletter
Girls Coexistence Leadership Program creates mandala in Safra Square . . . Jafra Leadership Program students in Jerusalem and Negev . . . SAE Learning Centers receive a UN grant . . . voters needed to support SAE effort to win a $70,000 grant for Hachmey Lev Yeshiva High School . . . and much more.
February 2018 Newsletter
Bernstein and Lippman families visit Steinberg Interdisciplinary Residential Educational Campus for Excellence (at left) . . . Gary Bretton-Granatoor named Executive Director of AFK . . . New video provides excellent overview of SAE schools and residences . . . Top ten Highlights of 2017 . . . and much more
January 2018 Newsletter
TOP 10 Highlights of 2017 — First graduates of Hachmey Lev Yeshiva High School and Residence . . . Sindiana Arab Youth Village for Leadership opens . . . and much more
November 2017 Newsletter
Music and fellowship at Inaugural AFK New York Reception, highlighted by performance by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary . . . Successful Founders’ Reception in Los Angeles with families of Boyar and Steinberg founders . . . and more
September 2017 Newsletter
Languages, from sign to subconscious, was the theme at SAE’s Annual School Year Opening Conference, attended by more than 300 educators . . . Sindiana Arabb Youth Village for Leadership opens . . . Ein Carmit residence receives regional excellence prize . . . and more
July 2017 Newsletter
400 attend Open House to learn about new Sindiana Arab Leadership Village for Leadership . . . Hachmey Lev Yeshiva graduates its first class . . . More than 80% of SAE graduates in high schools and residences pass the Israeli Matriculation Exam (vs. about 50% nationwide) . . . and much more
June 2017 Newsletter
Re’ut High School Community Kitchen . . . Steingberg Residence celebrates 50th Anniversary . . . Dr. Charlotte Frank Science Center at Boyar High School . . . and many more