Good and heart-warming news is arriving from Kiryat Shmona and the cold North – on the significant growth in numbers of children and families and the opening of additional classes for all new members.

The northern branch has absorbed a group of counselor students from the adjacent Tel Chai College, and has introduced fresh activities, including in computers and photography. A very tasty class was opened last week – cooking and baking, where Afikim children are learning to make delicious cakes and cookies. We visited the center and found the children hard at work, caringly wrapping their produce to take home to their parents.