Children from the ELCJHL Al-Mahaba Kindergarten olives recently joined in the olive harvest on the Mount of Olives. After picking them, they pounded them and placed them in salt water to make them edible.
Dark skies and rain didn’t stop the Sixth Annual Olive Harvest Festival in Bethlehem Saturday, October 28th, in Manger Square. The festival is sponsored by the ELCJHL’s Environmental Education Center, the Bethlehem Peace Center, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the East Jerusalem YMCA. Marking the harvest of the Palestinian traditional olive harvest, Palestinians … [Read more…]