JNF’s Gift to Sderot
The Jewish National Fund announced today that they plan to build what will be Israel’s largest indoor playground in Sderot.
The $5 million project, a 21,000 square-foot building to be located in a secure industrial zone, will feature recreational and exercise facilities for children up to the age of 16, including: Jungle gym equipment, a soccer field and volleyball court, a rock climbing wall, a snack area and gift shop, a movie and television area, a disco, swing sets, a merry-go-round, and more.
The facility will be under the supervision of the Israeli Army Engineers for Security Clearances and the educational arm of the IDF is set to provide after-school tutoring services. There will also be three therapy rooms to help children suffering from trauma.
“Sderot has been under siege for seven years,” said JNF President Stanley M. Chesley. “We can’t stop the rockets from falling but we can give these children an opportunity to escape the anxiety and fear that they are forced to live with.”
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Kol Ha-kavod to the JNF!