One of our young people, Elena Nimer from Tiberias is competing in the Miss Progress Israel competition and you can support her on their website.

On Saturday September 9, 2017, hundreds of Indians participated in the traditional Monti Fest celebrations in Tel Aviv.

On Friday, September 8, 2017, the Indian community in Beer Sheba celebrated the Onam Festival, a harvest festival originating in Kerala, India.

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, the children from the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center gathered for the first catechism classes of the new school year.

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, members of the Coordination of the Pastoral Among Migrants met at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem to discuss the Church’s work with the migrants and asylum seekers.

The new school year also signals a new year in the day care centers run by the Vicariate in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Paul Hewerdine, 65 years old, passed away peacefully Friday, August 18, 2017 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois from complications during a liver transplant. He and his wife Mary had been members of the Saint James Vicariate for many years.

Father Rafic Nahra was named on Saturday, September 2, 2017, as interim responsible for the communities of Hebrew speaking communities and coordinator for the migrant worker and asylum seeker communities in Israel.

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, while awaiting the approval of the Holy See, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has appointed Father Rafic Nahra to run the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel.

Friday, September 1, 2017, marks the beginning of the new school year.

The summer activities for migrant children on school holiday began at Saint Rachel in mid July and came to a close on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

New statistics have been published on the number of migrants in Israel in 2017.

On August 14, 2017, Father David Neuhaus sent a letter to the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa in which he asked to be relieved of his charge as Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel.

On 28.8.2017, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on the detention of asylum seekers in the Holot Detention Center in the Negev.

Father Rafic reports on the farewell to Claudia at the Jerusalem kehilla on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

On Thursday, August 24, 2017, children, parents, staff and friends gathered at the Saint Rachel Center to bid farewell to Claudia Graziano, who has been working with the babies and the children since the beginning of the day care and after-school.

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, thanks to the Jerusalem kehilla, children from the Saint Rachel Center made a trip to the “Fishing Park”, near Zichron Yaaqov. Daniel, the animator of the children’s summer camp in the Center, reports:

On Sunday, August 20, 2017, Father Hana Kaldani took over his role as new Latin Patriarchal Vicar in Israel.

A new book of articles written by Father David was published in English by the Studium Theologicum Salesianum.

On Friday, August 18, 2017, nine toddlers from the Our Lady Woman of Valor child care graduated from child care and prepared to enter the municipal kindergarten system.