Among the many activities are agricultural initiatives designed to help the students and the community. When they enter ninth grade, students have the option of entering the agricultural leadership program, which provides hands-on experience in cultivating soil, planting seeds and preparing meals with vegetables the students grow.
The agricultural department was added with the vision of creating an eco-village to produce food and energy. Everything is organic, and the produce winds up in meals served at the dining hall.
Photos by: Sarah Moosazadeh, Tony Gorkiewicz and Mike Amerikaner
Kfar Silver youth village sits on 60- acres of rural campus just outside Ashkelon.
Entrance to Kfar Silver youth village decorated for Purim. The school relies on funds from the ORT Southern California and Ohio regions to help with renovations.
A barrel of turnips reflects the hard work and dedication the students and faculty place in the agricultural program offered as Kfar Silver youth village.
Vegetables and flowers thrive in the garden cultivated as part of Kfar Silver’s agricultural leadership program.
Mission participants (from left) Morgan Newman, Jon Cali Hersh, Jon Lanznar and Marla Levine get a feel for the livestock program at Kfar Silver.