KARMIEL CHILDREN'S VILLAGE
JACS is continuously contributing to the general fund which pays for day to day expenses, such as clothing, presents, concert tickets, etc., which are not covered by the Israeli Government budgets. In addition to this a number of projects have been funded by JACS and to name but a few: a children's playground, two tennis courts, (named after the late Annette Pearlman, National chairman for 25 years), a basketball court and books for the library. After the last Lebanese War, the Village was hit before the children could be evacuated, JACS has sponsored the salary of an additional psychologist, to cope with the many children of whom had been traumatised by the action.
The Children's Village in Karmiel, was founded in 1978 and is the largest of the Training Projects for children founded by Racha Frier. It is situated in the northernmost part of Karmiel, a Development Town established in 1964. The village is in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, nestling in the Bet Hakerem valley between lower and upper Galillee. It is surrounded by Jewish and non-Jewish agricultural and community settlements which adds to the unique character of the area. The single-storey houses, surrounded by grass and flowers blend into the pastoral setting, conducive to the educational framework.