The Ariela Foundation

Our main objective is to assist youngsters of Ethiopian origin with promise for excellence in innovative ("ground breaking") career paths to fully fulfill their potential and maximize their personal and professional growth. The creation of such success stories can have a great impact on their immediate surroundings by creating true role models for other Ethiopian youngsters and Israeli society in general. Excellence comes in many forms including studies, arts, sports and community leadership.
May 6, 2013

Ariela Foundation Quarterly Update-Jan-Mar 2013

Parenting Workshops
Parenting Workshops

Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,

 We continue to be extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations that are helping to improve the lives of young Ethiopian Jews that will become future role models for their community.

  The Ariela Foundation promotes excellence amongst Ethiopian Jewry. Our goal is to create change in the lives of Israeli youngsters of Ethiopian origin who show potential to excel, as a way of fomenting full social and economic integration. We provide guidance, while nurturing personal growth amongst participants. We expect our participants to become outstanding citizens with high moral values, who contribute to society and serve as positive role models. All of this is aimed at creating change at the personal level, within the family, in the community and throughout Israeli society.

 Some of our main activities throughout January-March 2013 included one on one mentoring, tutorial lessons, meetings with role models, journalism workshops, field orienteering workshops, entrepreneurship and technical product development workshops, parenting workshops, “Environment, communications and technology” workshops, phototherapy workshops, interpersonal communications & “Me and my Surroundings” workshops and workshops to increase inclination towards academic studies and to create awareness about future plans, leadership & social involvement workshops,

 We would also like to share a few quotes from our students representing the transformation they are going through as a result of our activities:

 “I learnt from Barano (a role model journalist of Ethiopian origin) that if you want to succeed in life, you must make an effort today, especially in my studies.”

 “I want to improve my grades in English”, “I want to understand better what I want to do in life,” and “I expect to make more friends.”

 “I want to take part in an interesting and useful volunteering activity, for example, involving groups with special needs…”

 Thank you once again for your ongoing support that is helping to change the world.

 

Eric Goldberg -Head of the Board of Directors, Ariela Foundation

Meeting with role model MP Shimon Solomon
Meeting with role model MP Shimon Solomon
First activity for new group of students in Jaffa
First activity for new group of students in Jaffa
Journalism workshop
Journalism workshop

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May 6, 2013

Ariela Foundation Quarterly Update-Jan-March 2013

Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,

  We continue to be extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations that are helping to improve the lives of young Ethiopian Jews that will become future role models for their community.

  The Ariela Foundation promotes excellence amongst Ethiopian Jewry. Our goal is to create change in the lives of Israeli youngsters of Ethiopian origin who show potential to excel, as a way of fomenting full social and economic integration. We provide guidance, while nurturing personal growth amongst participants. We expect our participants to become outstanding citizens with high moral values, who contribute to society and serve as positive role models. All of this is aimed at creating change at the personal level, within the family, in the community and throughout Israeli society.

 Throughout January-March 2012 we continued to provide 24 program participants with tutorial lessons, financial assistance for scholarships & educational equipment, ongoing mentoring, educational guidance, funding for enrichment programs & after school activities, group workshops and educational field trips.

 We would like to share a few examples of recent accomplishments by our participants;

 As part of her community work, Nofar, an outstanding 10th grade student, is mentoring on a weekly basis a 2nd grade girl who is a new immigrant from the former Soviet Union.

 Avraham, a 9th grade gifted violin player, was invited to join the Young Philharmonic Orchestra this summer.

 Tadela, an 11th grade student and professional bike rider, was summoned for the screening selection process for the Israel Youth Cycling Team.

 Tali, a graduate student in clinical child psychology at Tel Aviv University, is now working on her thesis of adapting classic behavioral-cognitive therapy to the specific needs of Ethiopian immigrant populations.

 Thank you once again for your ongoing support that is helping to change the world.

 

 Eric Goldberg - Head of the Board of Directors, Ariela Foundation

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Feb 10, 2013

Ariela Foundation Update - February 2013

Horse riding lessons as enrichment activities
Horse riding lessons as enrichment activities

                                                                                                                         February 2013

Dear Supporters of the Ariela Foundation,

 We continue to be extremely grateful and appreciative of your donations that are helping to improve the lives of young Ethiopian Jews that will become future role models for their community.

 The Ariela Foundation promotes excellence amongst Ethiopian Jewry. Our goal is to create change in the lives of Israeli youngsters of Ethiopian origin who show potential to excel, as a way of fomenting full social and economic integration. We provide guidance, while nurturing personal growth amongst participants. We expect our participants to become outstanding citizens with high moral values, who contribute to society and serve as positive role models. All of this is aimed at creating change at the personal level, within the family, in the community and throughout Israeli society.

 Some of our main activities throughout September-December 2012 included workshops to develop personal and social skills, workshops to increase inclination towards academic studies and to create awareness about future plans, workshops about Israeli society + developing/strengthening self-identity, a robotics workshop, a two week long family roots trip to Ethiopia for five participants, a visit to a horse riding stable, one on one personal mentoring and personal tutorial lessons.

 We are also thrilled to announce that in cooperation with the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, the Jaffa Center for Leadership and the Buchman Heyman Foundation, we are about to open a new Star Program group in Jaffa. An introductory evening was held in December for candidates and their parents. We are finalizing the candidate selection process and activities are expected to begin in February.

 We would also like to share a few quotes from our students representing the transformation they are going through as a result of our activities:

“I am really happy to meet Ethiopian role models who have succeeded; it proves that it is possible to succeed in life.”

 “We went through a life changing experience that taught us where we are from and where we are heading in Israeli society, where we represent an inseparable part.”

 “From the meeting with university students I learnt how important it is to invest in your studies today and not waste time in the future by trying to improve old high school grades.”

 Thank you once again for your ongoing support that is helping to change the world.

 Eric Goldberg

Head of the Board of Directors

Ariela Foundation

Robotics workshop
Robotics workshop
Family roots trip to Ethiopia
Family roots trip to Ethiopia
Robotics workshop
Robotics workshop
Family roots trip to Ethiopia - saying goodbye
Family roots trip to Ethiopia - saying goodbye

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