Hope Ramallah School Receives Funds for Playground, Sports Complex

Ramallah – The Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope was one of several Ramallah non-profits to receive a $130,000 gift last year from the Azeez Shaheen Charitable Trust-Foundation based in Atlanta, Ga., USA. The financial gift contributed to the completion of the School of Hope playground on the Kindergarten campus, and the improvement of the sports … [Read more…]

Opportunity Palestine to Feature ELS Schools

Launches Newsletters With Updated Design Want to stay informed with what our Evangelical Lutheran Schools are doing? Take a look at the Opportunity Palestine (a non-profit supporting ELCJHL schools in Palestine) newsletter. Each newsletter will feature one of our four schools in the West Bank. This issue highlights Adam of Dar Al-Kalima Lutheran School and the winner of an … [Read more…]

Environmental Education Center “Promoting Environmental Action in Palestine” 9th Annual Conference

By Genna Clemen Bethlehem – On November 19th and 20th, 2018 the Environmental Education Center (EEC) held their ninth annual Palestinian Environmental Awareness and Education Conference under the title “Promoting Environmental Action in Palestine: Mechanisms, Plans and Decisions” under the patronage of Rt. Rev. Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan … [Read more…]

Hope Takes Three Prizes in the Ramallah Environmental Competition

by School of Hope Principal Naseef Muallem Ramallah – In the spring of 2018, the School of Hope entered the Ramallah Municipality Environmental Competition. We were deemed eligible alongside 14 other local schools to be evaluated by a committee comprised of members of the Ministries of Education, Medical Affairs, and the Ministry of Environment. This committee’s … [Read more…]

Back to School for The Evangelical Lutheran Schools’ 2018-19 School Year – “Hope” Deputy Principal Reflects

As The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) begin their 2018-19 Academic school year this week, The Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope – Ramallah Deputy Principal Ms. Mays Husary reflects on her successes and challenges from the last school year and shares her hopes and excitement for the coming year.  By Ms. Mays Husary, Ramallah – In … [Read more…]

COCOP Resources

Only participants with the link can view this page. 2020 “Virtual” COCOP Resources They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14 Below, find the Agenda for the COCOP 2020 meetings, held at Abrahams Herberge in Beit Jala for local partners and via Zoom for international partners. … [Read more…]

Spring Educational Day at Evangelical Lutheran Schools 2018

Beit Sahour – The Evangelical Lutheran Schools (ELS) 2018 Spring Educational Day was blessed with sunshine and bit of spring rain on the 21st of April. Principal Georgette Rabadi, and ELS Director of Education Dr. Charlie Haddad welcomed volunteers, pastors, administrators from The ELCJHL’s  four participating schools, representatives of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education, Bethlehem Director … [Read more…]

The Environmental Education Center Students Plant Trees For Families Behind the Wall

Story and Photos By Mr. Simon Awad, Executive Director of the Environmental Education Center at Talitha Kumi Beit Jala, West Bank –  On Friday, March 2, 2018, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) organized a tree planting campaign with 44 students from the Evangelical Lutheran School in Beit Sahour and the Beit Jala Secondary School for Girls. … [Read more…]

Dar Al-Kalima School Offers New Focus of Study Beginning 2017-2018

By Dar Al-Kalima Principal Anton Nassar Bethlehem, Palestine – Students and their parents, as well as the Administration of Dar Al-Kalima Lutheran School (DAK), are excited about the new Literacy Stream expansion. Streams or tracks are an intense focus in a students’ curriculum. Since 2000, when the school moved to its current location, until the 2016-2017 … [Read more…]

Mahaba Nursery Changes Leadership

 Mount of Olives, Jerusalem – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land’s Mahaba Nursery and Preschool (MNAP) celebrated 20 years of dedication and service from its director, Mrs. Margaret “Margo” Younan while welcoming in Mrs. Maram Saeed Kawane as its new director. The nursery has served local and expatriate families for nearly 40 years. … [Read more…]