Knowles did not need more than smiles and giggles to communicate with our girls
during her recent visit to the Children's Home. Spending her afternoon at the Rubin-Zeffren Home, she and her friend Eileen Lowey
met our Programs Director Bracha Runes who gave them a grand tour.
who is a retired colonic therapist, spent 49 days in Israel
visiting friends in all regions and enjoyed touring Be'er Milkah, Carmiel, Rosh
Pina and the artists' colony of Ein Hod, just to name a few locales.
friend told LLL “When I'm in Israel, I feel whole and complete.”
Visiting the girls at the Home, Valerie reflected that they are well taken care
of, dressed cleanly, yet there is so much more to be done for them emotionally.
at the Home after 2:00 PM, Valerie and Eileen, who joined her for a two week
stay, interacted with our older girls, who just returned from
school. Valerie noted that many of the housemates she met had a command of the
English language, but when translating got a little tough, Eileen, a retired
teacher, asked a girl “Where’s your Hebrew/English dictionary?” In a flash, the
reference book came down from the shelf.
The women, who both hail from Colorado, loved visiting the Home's
kitchen, meeting the chef, and watching the food prep. Of course, no guest is allowed to leave the Home
Tzedakah ~ charity, is a strong belief for Valerie, who
says, “I feel G-d guiding my path.” Besides her love for travel, Valerie is an
avid gardener and enjoys painting in oil. Her retired profession as a Colonic
Therapist, she explains, involves the preventive measure of using H20 for
cleansing of the colon, the last 5 feet of the intestinal tract, thus making
digestion and absorption much easier.
Valerie Knowles loves the smorgasbord blend of Jews she met
in Israel, which included varied nationalities:
Yemenites, Moroccans and Ethiopians, just to mention a few. She also
served Honorably in the U.S. Army branch of the military and is a Gulf War
Veteran. Her parting words with Lev
LaLev were, “G-d will bless those who bless Israel.”
are indeed pleased and honored that Valerie and her friend Eileen privileged
our girls with a special visit to Netanya during their
Israeli sojourn. The girls appreciate their kindness and support and especially
their presence among them.