DSCI Hosts Charity Brunch to Benefit Beit Ruth

The Diplomatic Spouses Club of Israel (DSCI) raised NIS 12,000 at their 2015 Charity Brunch on behalf of Beit Ruth Educational & Therapeutic Village.

Last week, the Diplomatic Spouses Club of Israel (DSCI), which represents the spouses of diplomats from over 40 countries who are serving in Israel, held their annual Charity Brunch. Each year the group’s Charity Committee, led by President Rachel Lord and Vice President Julie Fisher, selects one Israeli organization to support through awareness and fundraising efforts. Beit Ruth was honored to be selected as the DSCI’s designee for 2015.

The DSCI’s 2015 Charity Brunch, held March 16th at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Herziliya, raised 12,000 NIS to benefit the Beit Ruth Educational & Therapeutic Village. Speaking at the event was Rachel Lord, DSCI President, Gadi Hassin, Ritz-Carlton General Manager, Iris Twerki, Executive Director of Beit Ruth, and Ronit Levari, Director of Beit Ruth Village.

The funds raised by the DSCI will be used to purchase a new electronic music and speaker system as well as new outdoor courtyard furniture for our on-site school building. The new courtyard and music system will allow us to introduce “active breaks” between classes.

Many of our residents struggle deeply with classroom frustrations, having often arrived to Beit Ruth with significant gaps in their educations. Active breaks, which include music, dancing, and other activities in a calming and pleasing outdoor courtyard, will provide our students with the opportunity to burn some energy and shake off their frustrations, in turn promoting improved behavior and concentration in the classroom.

We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to the Diplomatic Spouses Club of Israel (DSCI) for taking an interest in Beit Ruth and for the incredible contribution made to Beit Ruth Village. We look forward to hosting the DSCI at Beit Ruth Educational & Therapeutic Village this spring!