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Learning Torah for Sderot – The Shavuot Mishnathon for Sderot

12Tribe Films Foundations, the “For Impact” not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for causes about the Jewish people and the State of Israel by promoting creative projects, has partnered with the Sderot Hesder Yeshiva to raise awareness for the situation in Sderot by promoting a Shavuot Mishnathon project for communities and schools worldwide to take part in solidarity with Sderot. What better way to spend Shvuot – learning Torah and having friends and family members sponsor your learning towards donations for for the Sderot Hesder Yeshiva.

As rockets continue to fall on Sderot, the Sderot Hesder Yeshiva continues to build in Sderot as the ultimate Zionist response to the Kassam attacks. Several major projects are taking off on the campus, including the construction of “rocket-proof” housing units, a study hall and a pedagogical cultural center.

The enemies of Israel are trying to turn Sderot into a ghost town; we are determined not to let that happen.

See a video of the building project here.

Despite the situation, the Hesder Yeshiva  in Sderot has continued to flourish.  Located in the center of town, over 500 student/soldiers are currently enrolled in the Hesder’s five-year program, which combines Israel’s mandatory army service, with Torah study.  In addition, the Hesder remains a pillar in the community, reaching out to those in need from all walks of Jewish life during these difficult times.

The Hesder is currently:

•  Volunteering to help residents whose lives have been shattered as a result of a missile attack.  Hesder students visit families within 24 hours of an attack, providing them with food, water, and toys for the children. The students also spend hours talking to the victims, giving them strength and support on their road to recovery/rebuilding

•  Running a big brother program in the community to provide care and support for the children of Sderot

•  Running a program for retirees on the campus


•  Working with MDA to train the Hesder students to serve in the local MDA units. Many times a Hesder student is the first one on the scene following a kassam attack

All of this and much more!

Schools and communities can support the efforts of the Hesder Yeshiva in Sderot by taking part in the Shavuot Mishnathon for Sderot. For additional details about the Mishnathon, or to  have your community or school join, please visit:


and contact avi@12tribefilms.org to receive the Mishnathon packet for running it in your community or school.

In the meantime, read the following New York Times article on Sderot that includes an interview with Rabbi Fendel, the head of the Sderot Hesder Yeshiva.



12Tribe Films Foundation (“12Tribe Films”) is a program provider specializing in movies and cultural events that show a side of the Jewish and Israeli narrative that receives little attention in the public discourse today. Our aim is to provide programs that allow people to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel today.




Avi Abelow

12Tribe Films Foundation

Phone:  718-577-1390

Email:  avi@12tribefilms.org

Website:  www.12tribefilms.org  


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