A famous drummer, Mickey Hart, once said, “Typically, people gather to drum in drum "circles" with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment, I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group as they drum together.”
As the girls fall into synchronization, they feel like one – a bonded cohesive group. This is only one of the innovative ways that the Home’s caring staff, guided by mental health professionals and counselors, help our girls join society’s mainstream, with confidence and good spirit.
Open Spaces, Greenery, Fresh Air and Fantastic Food
Just like a big family going on a picnic in the park, these special girls are treated to a happy summer experience of running around in wide open spaces, using their energy playing outdoor games supervised by their caring counselors, and then sitting down and enjoying a barbecue dinner. At the Rubin-Zeffren Children’s Home, we want all of the girls to experience a carefree summer vacation. Building memories like these helps them throughout the school year – and allows them to look forward to more joy than they have ever known in the past.
Having a Ball at the Bowling Alley
The girls at the Home have a great love for bowling. Each time they get an opportunity to practice their hand-eye coordination in the bowling alley, they show marked improvement. And they all take the game quite seriously. The Home’s counselors offer them advice with their walk down the alley, with their swing and finally with their throw. The girls enjoy the team effort, their individual scoring and accomplishment, and the fun-filled camaraderie they feel with their ‘sisters.”
All Terrain Vehicles Mania
It’s always an Oh Wow! Day when the girls learn that they will go ATV driving. They like getting on the vehicle, taking instruction and learning safety rules, and going around an obstacle course while controlling their own ride.
The Building Patience Game
Wonder what these girls are doing? They are carefully building a delicate structure of plastic cups shaped in a triangle. Any small movement, a tiny gust of wind, a careless movement, will topple this triangular tower. This simple activity, which takes place in the Home’s lobby, is a test in patience and perseverance. It’s not as simple as it looks.
Everybody Needs to Get Away … once in a while…
We all need a break from our daily routine – to just get in the car, on a plane, train or bus and have some quality time away from our usual habitat. The girls at the Home were treated to a weekend getaway in the North of Israel where they enjoyed a country atmosphere, peace and quiet, and some wonderful sisterly bonding.