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Yeshivat Hesder Sderot

Rating: 4.85 stars   13 reviews 657

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Sderot -- Israel

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The Yeshivat Hesder in Sderot is Israel’s biggest Hesder serving over 500 student/soldiers. Over the past eight years over 8000 rockets have fallen on Sderot and the Western Negev, but despite the situation, the Hesder continues to grow and flourish. The Hesder is a pillar in the community of Sderot, reaching out to those in need through various types of social and educational programs. The Hesder remains committed to the community of Sderot and will do everything in its power not to let the enemies of Israel turn Sderot into a ghost town. We are committed to helping Sderot grow and flourish despite the Kassam attacks. We believe that the response to the Kassam attacks is to continue to build in Sderot.

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Reviews for Yeshivat Hesder Sderot

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have visited the Yeshivat Hesder in Sderot many times, and I;m always impressed by the learning and character of the students. They are obviously happy and welcome all guests warmly. The emotional support that the Yeshiva continues toi give to the community is inspiring. A great place!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

interaction with the community in Sderot.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Inspiring scholars.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

This is truely a great organization, especially the help and support they give to children who are traumatized by the bombs that fall constantly.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wholly dedicated, true believers, and unconditional givers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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11 people found this review helpful

Rav Fendel works tirelessly on behalf of his institution, students and the people of Sderot. Their bravery in choosing to live in a danger zone that is an undisputed part of Israel (within the Green Line) in order to teach, learn and do good works. The Hesder students not only serve in the army with its inherent dangers but come back to study in this border town in the Negev. In short, an institution deserving of support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Building a Park for the kids of the neighborhood and the families of the Yeshivat Hesder.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Participating in one of the Annual Dinners in NYC.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated beyond belief....

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

The Hesder in Sderot is a true pillar in the community spreading Torah Zionism throughout Southern Israel. Despite living under fire for the past eight years, the Hesder has responded by a. building in Sderot to show Israel's enemies that Sderot will not become a ghost town and b. reaching out to the community through a number of volunteer initiatives. Many of the Hesder student/soldiers are first responders with MDA and often times treat victims of the rocket attacks. To summarize, by supporting the Hesder you are supporting Israel, the IDF, Torah learning, Chesed, and education, all at the same time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to build "rocket proof" structures for young couples who want to live in Sderot and give back to the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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10 people found this review helpful

My son went to visit on his trip to Israel. They were so lovely and welcoming. Rabbi Fendel is great. So are the boys.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build safer housing for the students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is phenomenal Yeshiva. I spent a shabbat in Sderot and the yeshiva hosted me. It was one of the more moving shabbats in my life. Besides the learning that goes on there, the yeshiva also does a lot for the community of Sderot.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

That the people involved are doing it because they believe in their cause, and are interested in learning and in helping other people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

The hesder yeshivah is a pillar of strength for the jews of sderot, israel and all the world. I visited several times to see all the great community work and learning going on there.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

some of the most selfless, dedicated individuals led by the the rosh yeshivah dovid fendel.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

It is providing an anchor for the entire city. At a time when many residents have felt the need to flee for safety from rockets, this yeshiva has not only remained steadfast, but people from other parts of the country and abroad, have chosen to come join them and declare that terrorism will not win!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Commitment, dedication, steadfastness

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

Make it larger to accommodate more

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One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Why is this Yeshiva so important to the Jewish people? It represents the best that our Israeli citizens have produced during the history of the State. Its students not only are deeply concerned with the advancement of Torah learning, they also serve in the Armed Forced to protect the country. They are also involved in the culture and society in which they live, by volunteering in many of the activities of Sderot. The leadership of the Yehiva made a very dramatic decision to stay in Sderot despite the day to day danger to their faculty and students. This decision is one of strength and courage, of saying to the enemy, "we are here to stay, and nothing that you do will force us out of our legitimate homes". It is hard to find an organization with so many reasons for continued support. Contributions to this Yeshiva is an investment in the future of our people and our country.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

academic and administrative leadership, with the ability to "think out of the box".

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I was part of a group that toured the Yeshiva as part of a tour of Sderot. We were greeted very warmly and were very impressed with the caliber and dedication of the rabbis and students we saw learning. The buildings looked very nice; not luxurious, but airy, light and comfortable, conducive to learning.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning - observed the students in classroom setting.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the dedication and commitment by the rabbis and staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Exceptional, warm, hospitable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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