July 15, 2008 / 12 Tammuz 5768
The Jewish Agency Kibbutz Saad summer camp for Sderot and Gaza perimeter youth staged an “underground day” to familiarize the campers with the contribution of the pre-state undergrounds: the Palmach, the Irgun and the Freedom Fighters for Israel.
The day was marked by competitions and missions, when the “national headquarters” of the undergrounds awarded points to the participants.
A Visit by the Director of the Israel Region
Yehuda Scharf, the director of the Israel region in the Jewish Agency, visited the camps in Sderot in the Gaza perimeter. Yehuda Scharf directs and coordinates all camp activities.
Yehuda was joined by Eli Carmeli – a Jewish Agency representative and director of the Jewish Agency Fund for Victims of Terror, Ohad Drori, a social worker for the S.O.S. Emergency Foundation, Shimon Gav- director of camps for the Israel Experience, Yossi Druk- who operates the camps for the Migdal Ohr Foundation and the camp directors Sonia Bouskila, Batsheva Izilov and the director of the Sderot Negev educational branch.
At the end of the day everybody got together at Ofer Schmerling’s bar. Schmerling, a local entrepreneur, established a bar serving meat dishes at Kibbutz Meflasim.
Director of Community Relations
Israel Southern Region