On Friday afternoon, December 23, 2017, the children and their parents gathered for an early Christmas celebration in Saint Rachel’s center in Jerusalem.

Father Piotr, parish priest of Beer Sheba, reports on the three day children’s camp during the Hanukkah vacation in Deir Rafat, from December 18 to 20, 2017.

Daniel and Maroun report on a day of trips for the children of the Saint Rachel Center on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

On Saturday afternoons, Filipino children gather at the Salesian Ratisbonne monastery and on Saturday, December 16, 2017, the children and their families held their annual Christmas party.

Sister Dinesha, a member of the Congregation of Perpetual Help from Sri Lanka, has been directing the Day Care Center for babies in south Tel Aviv since it was founded in September 2014.

On Friday, December 15, 2017, the babies from the eight units of the Saint Joseph day care center in Tel Aviv gathered at the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv for a joyful Christmas party.

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the first day of the Hanukkah school holidays, about fifty children came to Saint Rachel Center in Jerusalem for a full day of activities.

Sister Claudia and Father Rafic report on the children's trips from the Saint Rachel Center on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, a group of children from the Saint Rachel Center in Jerusalem visited the exhibition of paintings on the life of Saint Francis at the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. French seminarian and volunteer, Grégoire, reports:

The Saint Rachel Day Care welcomes twenty-eight babies each day, allowing the migrant and asylum seeker mothers to look for work. There are seven strong women who look after these little ones.

A group of children in Italy, in catechism class with Sister Sara of the Little Family of the Annunciation, friend of the kehillot, worked hard in order to collect money for the children in the Holy Land. They tell of their project:

Suzanne, a young French woman sent by the Oeuvre d'Orient association, spent one month during the summer of 2017 with the children who attend the Saint Rachel Center in Jerusalem.

Unitaf, the Israeli NGO committed to the welfare of migrant babies and the close collaborator of the day care center in Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv, had a New Year party on September 13, 2017, at which Father David was honored.

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.

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

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.

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 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.