Many children will be saying "Shalom Chaverim" or "bye friends!" to their school pals this month, and saying hello to the fun summer days of play. Here are some ways to jump into summer fun while avoiding the "summer slide," as it's called. With these fun tips your kids can easily transition in and out of summer vacation, keep in touch with their buddies, and maintain all of the hard work and learning they did over the school year.
Rachel Lieberman of Shaker Heights has been volunteering in Israel for the past six months through Masa Israel, a post-college service program, part of I-Connect, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Through Masa, Rachel is helping Ethiopian Israelis learn to read and write English at the Yahel Social Change Program in Ramat Eliyahu.