Israeli teens to build homes in Nicaragua


Israeli teens will join their American Jewish peers to build homes for poor families in Nicaragua.

Seven teens in grades 10 to 12 from the Leo Baeck School in Haifa will join teens from the Shaaray Tefilah Reform synagogue in suburban New York on the project beginning Feb.16.

The teens will build homes in impoverished districts of Nicaragua in conjunction with the nonprofit Bridges to Community.

It will mark the fifth trip for teens from Shaaray Tefilah, in Westchester County, who have helped to build 30 homes and donated more than seven tons of relief aid to local communities.

The project is part of the longstanding cooperation between the Leo Baeck School and the Reform movement in North America.

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