DCdeaf eNews — A Summer Youth Camp in Israel for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearings and KODA

DCdeaf eNews

February 10, 2011


We are forwarding the message below for your information – DCAD


*Click here for copy of Flyer


Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Ephrat Dvir. I own a travel agency named “Travel with
Ephrat” (www.travelwithephrat
). I am Deaf and I reside with my family in Maryland. I am a licensed
attorney in Israel and I hold a Masters in International Law from
American University in Washington D.C as well as a Masters in Social
Work from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. I have
comprehensive, extensive experience in guiding a wide range of groups,
specializing in deaf and hard-of-hearing groups. I am fluent in
Israeli Sign Language as well as American Sign Language.

My name is Noa Dvir, I grew up in Israel, and reside in Maryland. I
hold Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child studies;
specializes in Child Development from Gallaudet University in
Washington D.C. I was a dorm counselor as well as worked with young
children and teens at Gallaudet University, Model Secondary School for
the Deaf and Maryland School for the Deaf. I have a comprehensive
knowledge of working with children and teens. I am fluent in American
Sign Language and Israeli Sign Language.

The purpose of this letter is to introduce you about a new exciting
adventure for youth who are deaf or hard of hearing “Tour and
Learn” (*TAL*) which will take a place in Israel from June 26th to
July 20th, 2011. *TAL* is a three and half week program, which serves
as an alternative type of American summer camp, directed to serve
youth between the ages of 13 – 16 on a dormitory basis, combining
fun activities with an educational environment. *TAL *summer camp
program’s goal is to give our youth a very unique opportunity to
experience and explore Israel first hand through tours, fun
activities, workshops, social games, visits to historical sites, and
many more activities. This will enable them to develop a deeper
appreciation and connection to the national heritage, culture, and
history. *TAL* program is based on a personal empowerment philosophy,
which places an emphasis on discovering each teen’s personal
identity, his/her historical connection to Holy Land, and introducing
diverse values and philosophies. The program will culminate with a
graduating ceremony at Masada.

Kindly refer to the attached flyer and review our website
for more information. Kindly, assist me with dissemination of this
program to your own community members and families. If you need more
copies of the flyer please let me know, or please feel free to make
additional copies of the attached flyer.

Lastly, I would like to suggest that you might want to consider
hosting a gathering for interested youth and their parents. I will be
willing to meet with them and describe more details about the camp
program, and answer any questions they may have.

Thank you for your strong support of this unique and one of kind deaf
youth camp. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to
contact me at any time at the address provided below:

or travelwithephrat@gmail.com

or call 866-933-1398 (voice/videophone). Or send this address:

or 240-654-0231 or 301-830-8161


Ephrat Dvir and Noa Dvir

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