On January 8th, forty 11th graders from Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central) participated in an Information Day where they passed out over 600 flyers promoting low cost health care. The project was part of the school’s Project Ra’yut, which each year takes half of the 11th grade class to do chesed projects in Israel while the other half completes chesed projects in NY. The day began with an orientation at Met Council’s main office in downtown Manhattan where they learned about Jewish poverty, the causes, and realities. In the afternoon the girls were bussed to Manhattan Beach (Brooklyn) where they enthusiastically spoke to people on the streets and passed out flyers. Not only did they spread the word about Met Council’s low cost health insurance, but many of the students also claimed it was a valuable learning experience.
Information Day – Tues. Jan. 8th