Most of us remember the very first days when we seriously decided to devote our lives to the Lord. One of the strongest desires in our heart was the desire to share the Creator’s love with other people.
Of course, there are various ways to do this. The language of creativity is perhaps the most ancient and universal way. The Return to Zion Ministry initiated and runs the “Keshet Tslilim” School of Music and Arts in order to testify about our Creator through creativity, as a cultural outreach, with the aim of revival in Israel.
In almost ten years of work, the school has come a long way – from 5 teachers to 15 and from 20 students to 180. The school has 12 different creative educational programs, including drawing and media. The age of the students ranges from small children to adults, but they all share the desire for beauty, planted in us by the Creator.
Many of the students are new immigrants from low-income families. It would be difficult, if not impossible, for them to pay for their studies in a regular music school in Haifa. Therefore, our school has set up an assistance program. In fact, nearly 50 percent of the costs are subsidized by the ministry.
Continuous growth requires much strength and wisdom. The school administration is constantly faced with new challenges. The rooms in our building, which were enough for 100 students, for 180 already seem insufficient. The musical instruments require constant repair and updating. Teachers spend more time preparing lessons. But the results are definitely worth it!
Over the past half a year, the school held 4 concerts, one of which was for Holocaust survivors and one for new olim (immigrants). The school also took an active part in organizing and conducting a summertime children’s camp with the Return to Zion Congregation.
When you see children from our music school who have become part of worship groups in local congregations, and when the sounds of music touch the hearts of Holocaust survivors or new immigrants at our concerts, you understand how important this ministry is!
This ministry needs ongoing prayer cover and ongoing financial partnering. We invite you to become part of the vision.
Please join us in helping spur revival through this cultural outreach.