Large crowds and local dignitaries were on hand to celebrate graduation at the Lutheran high schools. In addition to the usual speeches by school and church officials, English and German speeches by students, and the distribution of diplomas, two Dar al Kalima graduates – Mohammed Teilakh and Yousef Al-Ramahi – performed a rap song to … [Read more…]
by Bernhard Scheurenbrand For months, the evangelical German community in Jerusalem prepared for its Easter service, made special because of the 100th anniversary of the Augusta Victoria complex. The service was to be held on campus at Ascension Church and broadcast on the German television station ZDF. Organizers agreed from the first that the choir … [Read more…]
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.
It’s graduation season! Dozens of young women and men are celebrating the completion of their ELCJHL school careers with festive graduation ceremonies this month. Here, Dr. Charlie Haddad, ELCJHL director of education, addresses graduates at the School of Hope, Ramallah, on May 21.
ELCJHL Director of Education Dr. Charlie D. Haddad recently addressed the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages at George Mason University of Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A., on the topic of peace education. In his Feb. 7 address, Haddad described the school’s efforts to integrate peace education and interfaith dialogue into the curriculum. Haddad explained … [Read more…]
Following an invitation from Peace Not Walls staff, on January 5 Lutheran filmmaker Tim Frakes donated his time and expertise for two website and video production workshops for high school students at schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). Ten students, a teacher, a volunteer, and a principal attended … [Read more…]
An addition at Dar al-Kalima School (left photo) will provide space for science labs and administrative offices. Overseeing the work is contractor Anwar Hilal. At Beit Sahour (right photo) a new third floor will be made into science labs. (S. Countess photos)
It’s graduation season at the ELCJHL schools. Talitha Kumi School and the Ramallah School of Hope held their graduations last weekend, and Beit Sahour and Dar al Kalima will hold theirs this coming weekend. There are also graduations at the kindergartens, including Al Mahaba on the Mt. of Olives. High school graduation ceremonies have many … [Read more…]
Holidays ended and the second semester began January 15 in the Lutheran Schools. The traditional school break spanned one month this year in order to respect the various religious traditions of students and staff. During this past month, our Muslim families observed Eid al-Adha, or the Great Feast, on December 19 and New Year’s Day … [Read more…]
Sister Sylvia Countess, Ass’t to the ELCJHL Schools’ Director The spring months are always busy ones for the Schools and Educational Programs of the ELCJHL. This year, as teachers and students prepared for the end of classes, final exams, and school summer tours, they also welcomed their families and friends to special school events. Each … [Read more…]