IsraelCast Episode 137
As the crisis on the Ukrainian border intensifies, several Jewish National Fund-USA affiliates have been providing crucial aid to refugees fleeing the area. One such organization is MAKOM, which is sending delegations to the border to provide refugees with food, essential supplies, emotional support, and more. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Omri Ben Horin, a MAKOM volunteer who just returned from Ukraine. They discuss bringing kosher chocolate for the children they meet, collaborating with the local Jewish organizations, and the life-changing interactions he had with people at the border.
Omri Ben Horin is a member of an Educator’s MAKOM community in Ramat Gan, where he is responsible for educational training and manages college student communities in the center of Israel. He previously worked in the northern regional council Mevo’ot Hermon as an academic director. Before his IDF service, Ben Horin volunteered for a year of service at a youth movement in Rishon Letziyon, then served as a combat soldier in the Nachal brigade for two years. During his third year, he served in the educational brigade as a counselor for at-risk youth in Karmiel.