Dear Friends, 
Happy 2019! Our TSTI in Israel 2018 group had the chance to welcome the New Year in Jerusalem. (To be fair, we welcomed the New Year with a drink in the hotel lobby at 10:30pm. Few of us actually made it to midnight.) I hope our Facebook posts captured a bit of the experience but know that no pictures or video can do such an experience justice. 
While I am away on Sabbatical this month I want to share a few of our experiences in a bit more depth. Today’s stop is Neve Michael Children’s Village. 
Neve Michael is “the only multi-disciplinary children’s home in Israel to offer a wide range of professional services on one site, such as psychiatry, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, conventional and para-medical therapies and education.” The village was established in 1943 as “a safe haven for children 5 to 18