On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, five toddlers from the Our Lady Woman of Valor child care unit graduated from child care.

Father Rafic, responsible for the Jerusalem kehilla, reports on a trip during the summer camp that took place on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, 55 participants in the summer camp being held at the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv were invited to use the swimming pool in Beit Protea, a live in retirement facility in Herzlia.

The annual August summer camp at Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv began on Monday, August 15, 2016 and will continue until Friday, August 19, 2016.

Since mid-July about 65 children have been attending the summer camp for children held each day under the auspices of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel.

On Monday, July 18, 2016, the first group of 25 children gathered at the Vicariate in Jerusalem for a first full day of activities during the summer holidays.

From Monday July 4 to Wednesday, July 13, 2016, children, youth and adults from the Hebrew speaking kehillot gathered at Deir Rafat, near Beit Shemesh for days of children’s summer camps.

Father Roman, responsible for the kehilla in Haifa, reports on a celebration in Haifa during which three girls received first communion.

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Feast of the Trinity, more than fifty children received first communion at Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv.

Sister Agnes Tichit is a part of the team of camp counselors of the Saint James Vicariate and during the recent Easter-Passover camp, which took place in Deir Rafat from April 24 to 27, 2016, she spoke with Neta, who volunteers in the monastery kitchen.

From Sunday, April 24 until Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 90 members of the Hebrew speaking kehillot in Israel participated in a camp in at the shrine at Deir Rafat.

Today, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, is the first day of the Pessah (Passover) holiday and that means a lot more children at the Vicariate in Jerusalem.

Hebrew speaking Catholic children had to contend with Holy Week and Purim coinciding this year.

On Monday, March 21, 2016, the children of the family units congregated in the yard of Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in Tel Aviv to celebrate Purim.

On Tuesday evening, March 15, 2016, Mesila (The Center for Assistance and Information for the Migrant Community), the Israeli NGO that works with migrants in south Tel Aviv, held an evening to commemorate the five infants who died a year ago because of neglect in the pirate nurseries in south Tel Aviv.

The central day care facility for migrant babies in Saint Joseph’s House in south Tel Aviv is named for a great benefactor: Rose Benté Lee Ostapenko.

Today, the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics and the Coordination for the Pastoral Among Migrants provide day care for a total of sixty babies.

A year after five babies died in the “baby warehouses” of south Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University has published a comprehensive report on the phenomenon of pirate nurseries in south Tel Aviv.

In collaboration with Mesilla, an Israeli NGO that cares for migrant children, an afterschool program has been initiated at the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center in south Tel Aviv.

On Sunday, January 3, 2016, the Feast of the Epiphany, another four family unit day cares for infants were opened under the supervision of the Our Lady Woman of Valor Pastoral Center and Unitaf.