Palestinian National Teacher’s Day

Yesterday was Palestinian Teacher’s Day! Our schools celebrated our amazing staff at all of our schools with food, speeches from our principals, and gifts for each staff member. Though yesterday was the national holiday, we thank God every day for our amazing teaching staff at each of our schools. Without them, our educational ministry is … [Read more…]

Zero Waste Environmental Initiative

When it comes to Environmental Stewardship, the ELCJHL walks the walk. Just this past week, we launched the “Zero Waste” initiative, which will eliminate all plastic use from 3 of our 4 schools. The Environmental Education Center facilitated this movement, and greatly aided by providing reusable lunchboxes and water bottles for each student. Plastic is … [Read more…]

Reformation Day School Celebration

Happy Reformation Day! Our 8th graders came together in community on Monday, November 1st, in celebration of this special Lutheran holiday. Students enjoyed some fun sport competitions, a video about Martin Luther’s life, a discussion about what reformation in the church looks like today, and some arts and crafts.Our bishop Ibrahim Azar, our Director of … [Read more…]

21st Annual Olive Harvest Festival

The Bethlehem community filled Manger Square with Joy on October 30th to celebrate another Palestinian olive harvest! Festivities included opening words from Bishop Azar among other community and political leaders. Attendees shopped among the many market booths open selling local Palestinian foods and homemade goods. Students from the Evangelical Lutheran School of Beit Sahour as … [Read more…]

Olive Harvest 2021

This week, students from all ELCJHL schools participated in an olive harvest campaign. In Palestine, olive picking is a joy and an important part of the Palestinian identity, but it is a lot of work. Often, farmers recruit many family members, friends, and volunteers from the community to help harvest all the olives and ensure … [Read more…]

Spring Education Day at Evangelical Lutheran Schools 2019

Beit Sahour – The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) 2019 Spring Educational Day was held on a cool, clear day 17th April. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar, Principal Georgette Rabadi, and ELS Director of Education Dr. Charlie Haddad welcomed volunteers, pastors, administrators from The ELCJHL’s  four participating schools, representatives … [Read more…]