More than a dozen residential and external ADI students were hosted in Petach Tikva for an integrative community Shabbat thanks to the initiative of Shira Uzari, a second year National Service volunteer at ADI Jerusalem. Shira’s brother, an active member of the Ezra youth group, helped coordinate the outing, recruiting the group’s Zohar unit to ensure an unforgettable Shabbat experience.
ADI residents, escorted by National Service girls and other volunteers, arrived on Friday to a dynamic pre-Shabbat happening, organized especially for them, including dancing, cotton candy, a photographer and much more.
Later, residents joined youth group members for festive Shabbat prayers, after which they reconnected with host families to enjoy traditional Shabbat meals in an intimate family setting. Shabbat afternoon was filled with social activity keeping everyone happily busy throughout the day.
ADI volunteers are experts at organizing the complicated logistics required for such an outing. From packing clothes, checking medications, arranging special food when needed and worrying about transportation, ADI’s National Service girls have every detail down pat.
Thank you, Shira, for bringing ADI to Petach Tikva and enabling our residents to experience a true Shabbat Shalom.