Friday, February 17, 2017

יחידת הכלבנים לישראל (יכ"ל) אירחה משלחת כלבנים מומחים מבלגיה, פגישה עם ראש מועצת השומרון והצגת תכלית למשטרה

יוסי דגן ראש מועצה האזורית שומרון עוקף את החרם האירופאי - ולא חרץ כלב לשונו




החרם נגד ההתנחלויות תופסת תאוצה. אבל הנביחות לא מפחידות את יוסי דגן ראש מועצת השומרון שמוכיח שעם קצת עבודה ויצירתיות אפשר לשבור את החרם ולהביא הישגים לפרויקטים בטחוניים והומנאטרים בשומרון. הפעם דגן הצליח להביא שיתוף פעולה אסטרגי יוצא דופן בתחום הכלבנות.



 יכ"ל יחידת הכלבנים לישראל אירח משלחת של מאלפי כלבים מומחים מבלגיה והולנד בכלביה בכפר תפוח שבשומרון. המומחים האירופאים באו לישראל לסייע ליחידת הכלבנים בחיזוק מערך כלבי ההגנה בישובים ובאיתור נעדרים ברחבי הארץ באמצעות כלבים מיוחדים שיובאו מאירופה. פאול רומפאי כלבן באיגוד הכבאות הבלגי ובוב דיבוקלר שמגיע עם וותק של 36 שנה כקצין בצבא הבלגי בו היה אחראי על יותר מ200 כלבים.

יוסי דגן ראש המועצה האזורית שומרון בירך את המומחים הבלגים על השיתוף הפעולה הבטחוני וגם ועל תרומתם ההומנטארית בעזרתם לאיתור נעדרים בישראל.


יקותיאל (מייק) בן יעקב מפקד יחידת הכלבנים לישראל הוסיף, "הבלגים הקימו ברית אסטרגית עם היחידה המבוססת בשומרון והם באים לפי בקשתינו לסייע בפיענוח מקרים רבים של נעדרים בישראל וגם תורמים רבות לבטחון הישובים. הם באים עם רקע עשיר בכלבנות ומביאים איתם ידע ומקצוענות שחסרים בישראל. יש לאירופאים היסטוריה ומומחיות בתחום והם אוהבי ישראל ומוכנים לשתף אותנו בניסיון העשיר שלהם." 

הידידים האירופאים השתתפו בהצגת תכלית שאירגן מר דודי מייבלום מפקד יחידת יכ"ל בצפון  בה הציגו חלק מהביצועים של הכלבים החדשים לקציני משטרת מחוז חיפה.


בחודש האחרון משטרת חיפה העניקה לדודי ולחברי יחידת הכלבנים לישראל תעודות הוקרה על הצלחתם באיתור נעדרים רבים באזור.






Friday, January 27, 2017

Israel Dog Unit Helps IDF search for missing people after Bus Crash at Maaleh Levona and more

Israel Dog Unit helps search for missing people after bus crash in Maaleh Levonah

At 4.12 AM this morning Friday Jan. 27/01 (Lminyananm) The Israel Dog Unit received an emergency call for help from Meir, Chief of Operations for the Shomron Police Rescue Unit: “Mike, we need your help, a bus crashed through the guard-rail near Maaleh Levona, flipping down the steep hill to the valley below.  Two were found dead, four others were found injured and at least two more people are missing. They flew out of the bus as it flipped over and over again and we can’t seem to locate them. Can you bring dogs with capabilities to find living people? Can you also bring cadaver dogs to recover possible dead people?” Naturally we agreed to come with dogs. I woke the guys up immediately. Within 30 minutes we were ushered in by police and army on to the slope where the bus had landed, hundreds of yards half way down toward the valley. We had 8 handlers, 5 rescue dogs and one cadaver dog with us. The heavy rain and mud combined with the steep incline making this a complex search. By 7.00 AM we gave the ok that the area was clear, everyone had been accounted for. I am proud to say that our volunteers operated swiftly and professionally. The army dog unit only showed up after our dogs and handers had been on the scene for more than an hour.



THIS EMERGEMCY CAME IMMEDIATELY AFTER WE SEARCHED FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS NON-STOP FOR A MISSING PERSON IN ASHQELON

Our noble volunteers deserve all the credit in the world. They had only returned from a search in Ashqelon hours before this emergency call about the bus at Maaleh Levona. We had worked almost non-stop in Ashqelon from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday evening, looking for Jeremy Maxim.
(Jeremy has yet to be found, please see attached photo and help forward wherever you can online and offline). Our volunteers worked with the dogs and our drone near the North Ashqelon shore through the night and most of Thursday, returning back to Sde Bar and to Tapuach base. After a few hours of rest they were off again to save the lives of those injured in the bus crash.



Dog training schedule this week with Zhenya

Dog training this week will be G-d willing on Sunday Jan. 29,17 Lminyanam as follows:  10:00 AM in Gush Etzyon.And later:  4.00 PM in Kfar Tapuach. If you would like to come please confirm a time-sot in advance and please call once again before leaving to the training to make certain all is still on schedule as planned.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Israel Dog Unit takes 6 Knesset members to Haifa to show them fire damage and to warn about earthquake

The Israel Dog (IDU) unit brought 6 Knesset members and the head of the Knesset Committee for internal affairs to a tour of the forests and communities in Haifa that were destroyed in recent fires. The Israel Dog Unit also presented facts about a potential earthquake and about steps that must be taken that could save many lives if there is G-d forbid an earthquake, including preparing more rescue dogs that could detect live people covered under the rubble of collapsed buildings. 

 During the fires that raged across Haifa and other parts of Israel last month, the Israel Dog Unit (IDU) took command of the evacuation of parts of Romema rescuing children with special needs, who were left behind in a local school. 

Dudu Commander of Haifa branch of Israel Dog Unit (IDU) receives award from Haifa school



See the link of an article about the rescue of the children and a video. 




emergency project for Israel Dog Unit

http://www.buildinginisrael.com/idu

Israel Dog Unit (IDU) Diary of recent searches for the lost Jews in Israel

Israel Dog Unit (IDU) Diary of recent searches for missing people in Israel

Friday Dec. 23, 16, Ashqelon police called the Israel Dog Unit (IDU) to request assistance in the search for a woman who had been sexually assaulted Thursday and who had left a letter indicating that she was planning to harm herself.

Friday a few hours before shabbat and several hours after we were called, we arrived on the scene with 8 dogs and handlers, planning to spend as much time as necessary to find the missing woman. There was a phone signal from Friday morning, which encompassed a large area of fields, forest, industrial center and building site. We set up camp outside the police station building a make-shift command center. We ran the search from the cold-rainy parking lot near the police station. The dogs and handlers covered a good part of the area we needed to cover by Saturday night, however our missing person was still not found. The police were ready to fold up. As usual when they have no results they call off the search and focus on Tel Aviv. We informed the police that without a warm room that we could operate out of we would have a difficult time continuing, This happens on most searches when the lost person is not found within a matter of hours - the cops go home. I explained to the police that we had at least another 5-10 hours of search time with the dogs to complete all of the areas within the phone signal range. We did what we could with the drone and the dogs, but there was more ground to cover,

The police had no choice, they had to give us the use of their dining room where we could set up our beds and our computers from where we could continue to run the search. It was now Hanuka. The police lit their candles at the front dispatch desk. The dogs remained in cages on the trucks during their rotational breaks and the search continued.

We finished all of the areas that we needed to search without results. Sunday afternoon after to close to 48 hours, we set back for Tapuach, where we would finally light our own Hanukah lights and where we would make a surprise party for Alik, one of our noble volunteers from Bensonhurst Brooklyn.

Thank G-d our missing person turned up in a home for abused women several days later...
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The next Shabbat we would be called out again to look for a missing elderly woman from Haifa. In the end, the woman was believed to have taken a bus and we had no clue where to start the search so we stayed home. She was found Friday night confused and slightly injured in the back of a gas station 5 kilometers away from her home. It was a good thing she was found in time to be brought to the hospital without any major injury. It was good we could stay home shabbat finally.
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Friday the 6th of January 2017 LMinyanam we got yet another call - Three shabbats in a row. This time the missing person was a 51 year old religious fellow married with five kids, who works as an engineer for the national insurance agency, Israel's social security bureau. He had vanished from a hospital that borders on a forest area in Jerusalem. He was not in good mental shape at the time he was released. He had no money on him. He never returned home Thursday. He was consider to be a high-risk case. We knew he frequented the Jerusalem Forest regularly. By Friday afternoon his family and police began to worry.

I had a serious problem when I received the call for help from the missing man's sister. I was more than half way on the road to Eilat on the way to bring supplies for shabbat for our crew there who were taking a diving course. Having a crew that could dive to search for a missing person when the dog indicates in water is very useful as we learned from previous searches. We had a number of handlers and volunteers in the Jerusalem area who could be called in to search without us. But without our lead crew and the trucks, a serious command center would not be set up. I called Rav Lior our "posek" to ask what to do. Is this the type of search that mandates violating the shabbat? He told me that we should rely only on people in the area who could walk to the search and who would not have to violate the sabbath. Gideon brought Moshe and Yosef there with Teddy, an excellent search dog. They would search in the Jerusalem forest and then walk home. Moshe came back shabbat morning to search in Lifta. Our missing person was found at the kotel, thank G-d, 11 AM Friday morning.
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Saturday, Ariel, our Beersheba director found a missing 3 year old child.
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Saturday night we were called in to another search n BeerSheba which never materialized...
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Sunday we were called to provide another security dog for the community of Bat Ayin for a young family that lives on the edge of that vulnerable area. The Efrat Gush area has been the target of many recent attacks. Two weeks ago one of our dogs - Agree, dispatched to a handler in Elaazar participated in a chase together with the IDF after a terrorist had carried out an attack in Efrat.
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This is only a partial list of operations carried out by the Israel Dog Unit over recent days involving rescue search dogs or security dogs.

Serious volunteers needed:
If you are interested in volunteering a year or two to work with dogs breeding, protecting, searching to save lives on Israel, Email back to us or call in Israel 0544876709

Funds needed:
Naturally there are expenses and costs involved to maintain a fleet of security and search and rescue dogs. Vehicles, dorms for volunteers, kennels, gas, electric, food, vet care and so much more

Visit our website and see how you can help:

http://www.israel-civilian-k9-unit.org/

Checks can be sent to Maginei Eretz LMaan Hazulat. POBox 6592 Jerusalem, Israel, 91060


Israel Dog Unit I.D.U. Update - Seminar with working dogs, recent searches and more

Headlines:

1- Vic Wilms, European Dog Expert to give seminar in Israel together with the Israel Dog Unit I.D.U.
2And upcoming - Training schedule with Zhenya, our Israeli expert trainer


1- Special 3 day seminar for working dogs Tues Jan 16-18 in Efrat

Vic Wilms, a world renowned dog expert from Belgium will be giving a seminar in  Israel on service dogs (tracking, discipline, bite work, sniffing and more for pups and adult dogs), under the auspices of the Israel Dog Unit (IDU).

Monday Jan. 15 to Wednesday Jan. 18, in Efrat

Vic Willms is known for his ability to help handlers reach high ranking scores (BH, IPO 1-2-3  in competitions as well as tracking dogs, and helped police forces around the world to achieve high standard service Sniffing and patrol dogs.
-          Judged many IPO trials in Belgium, Holland, Germany and U.S.A.

-          Gave many seminars and workshops for I.P.O., police,  drugs, explosives, personal protection, security, guard dogs in Belgium, Holland, U.S.A. and Egypt.

-          trouble-shooting behavioral problems

Cost for 3 day seminar only 275 shekels per day, or pay 650 shekels in advance and attend as many days as you wish. Space is limited, so call now to reserve. Seminar free for all I.D.U volunteers. CALL NOW 0544876709

Monday Jan. 15
Jan. 16
Pup segment
10.30 AM Theoretical Lecture on working with puppies at different stages, exposure and socialization, discipline, sniffing, tracking and attack work.
11.15 Practical discipline and attack workshop with pups
12.30 return to classroom theoretical (movie).
13.15  Lunch (bring your own sandwiches or buy sandwiches on premises - light refreshments will be served).
14.15 tracking practical in the field/
15.30 Return to classroom for summary of the day's material re pups, questions - trouble shooting puppy problems and tea.

Adult dog segment
16.00 PM: Adult dogs -Lecture/Seminar on attack work. Theory of prey, play attack aggression, proper bite work, troubleshooting problems for different type of service dogs that need different level bite skills. Detection, seeking finding and attacking on and off leash
17.30 Practical discipline and attack work with adult dogs




Tuesday - Jan 17
11 AM lecture on tracking
11.30 continuation on tracking, movie and questions
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Practical tracking exercises in the field
16.00 beginning of special sniffing detection segment, lecture (movie) Begin practical sniffing work.
17.00 day summary and questions

                  Jan 18
Continuation of Bomb sniffing, and other special sniffing detection theory and practical (and continuation of tracking, discipline and attack work - depends on the participants).

11 - 18 PM (with breaks, bring your own sandwiches, sandwiches can also be bought on premises)

Please note the schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and based on the needs and the preferences of the participants present.

Achuzat Haklavim in Waze.
Down Rechov Nachal Eshkol (near the tennis courts) or call 0526919989 for more directions.

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2- Training schedule with Zhenya

Thursday Jan. 19 - Zhenya will be in Tapuach at 9.00 AM, and in Gush Etzyon at 2 PM.
Monday Jan. 23, Zhenya will be in Tapuach at 9.30 AM and in Gush Etzyon at 2 PM

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Scroll down blog for the rest of the update

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Exorbetant amount of missing Jews in Israel - are some the victims of nationalist crimes against Jews? And Israel Dog Unit Update

B”H
Please read this important IDU – Israel Dog Unit update – And Please help circulate photos of new missing people

1.      Updates re recent searches for missing people in Israel
2.      ANOTHER DIFFERENT MISSING PERSON FOUND, THANK G-D
3.      Urgent notices regarding  2 “new” missing people in Israel
4.      Some cases may lead us to Arab terrorists who kidnapped or murdered a missing person
5.      Dog training schedule for the upcoming two weeks

1-Updates re recent searches by IDU - Israel Dog Unit
Tuesday night, Nov. 8th 2016 (L’Minyanam) the Israel Dog Unit (IDU) received a request from the Israeli police in Rosh HaAyin to help with the search for a missing 27 year old autistic “haredi” man who resides in a hostel on Etzel Street in Rosh Haayin. The man had left a packing center that employs him in Petach Tiqwa at 9:00 AM on Jabotinsky Street in Petach Tiqwa, Monday morning, never to have been seen again. The man, who never went missing for more than a few hours in the past, was already missing for more than 24 hours when we were called into the search. He allegedly was reported to have regularly walked home, all of the way through the fields between Petach Tikva and Rosh Haayin, alongside the highway 483 and then to cut through the tree-line and fields alongside highway 444 that borders on Etzel Street.



We were told that the police had sent up a helicopter over the area, (but for whatever reason, perhaps the fog, the police were not satisfied with the helicopter search). We happened to be in Petach Tikva when we got the call, having a handful of dogs and some equipment, and needing to pass through the area on the way back to Tapuach, where we could get more dogs, volunteers and equipment. We were confident that Hatzalah and ZAKA would continue with the urban part of the search near his work-place and so we drove through the route near the fields where we later commenced the search with the dogs, at sunrise Wednesday morning. While it was clear to us, that he would more likely still be in close proximity to his work place in Petach Tiqva, we realized that if, G-d forbid, he was wounded and laying in the fields, he would unlikely survive too much longer as the weather was heating up, and without water he would not last more than 3-4 days. We now entered day two, since he was reported missing. Time was of the essence.

We met with the police officer in charge of the search and with the parents of the missing person at the police station. The police allowed us to run the investigation and to interview the family. Ironically, the police officers placed in charge of any given search are usually the highest ranking officer on duty at that time in the given precinct where the missing-person-complaint was filed. He is often not an expert in conducting searches for missing people and usually runs investigations about theft, rape, murder or any other current files placed on his desk. The officer sat there as I grilled the parents with the relevant questions to build the profile of the missing person and to decide where to start the search. After I finished the questioning, the officer commended us and said that he had learned a lot from our questions and that he had no further questions. The police were visibly thrilled that we were on the scene. They don’t actually search, but at best drive around on the streets or trails with their jeeps. We also shared with them our new technology to manage searches, in the form of a new smartphone application that enables us to interact with all of our dog handlers on a search, where we can watch at the command center the movement of all of our searchers. Each searcher is seen on the screen in their own color. All movements are merged simultaneously with all the people who have searched on a map.



We now had to set out for the actual search. We set up camp near Etzel Street across from a gas station, adjacent to a bus stop not presently in use due to construction. I was excited to start the search especially in view of the fact that we had another unresolved case of an elderly Alzheimer patient who went missing from that exact spot three years ago. While 3 years is a long time, we thought we might be lucky and come across some lead or bones connected to the other case as well to help bring him to a proper Jewish burial. Naturally our priority was to save a life, and find the younger missing man who would hopefully still be alive. However, you never know what we might come across. One of the elderly man’s sons, a dayan – a rabbinic judge in Jerusalem, calls us from time to time asking us to look for his father. We never have much of a chance due to the influx of urgent life-or-death new cases.

Once we set up our make-shift command center, the police together with Yaniv Finkel the Deputy Police Chief of the Rosh HaAyin precinct came to visit us and to observe our techniques, dogs in action and learn more about our proprietary search application.
See below the pics attached. We also brought along our drone to help in the search of the fields.

E.M.F. Our Missing Person Found, Alive-And-Well

To make a long story short, the day came and the day left, and our missing person had still not been found. We opened our folding beds up to get some sleep late Wednesday night to resume the search Thursday morning. We bought a second-hand bicycle from a garage-sale near the hostel, which was quite useful on the search. Thursday morning we learned that our missing person was found in Petach Tiqva, not far from where he had gone missing, 3 days after his disappearance. I was not sorry that spent the time searching the fields. I was happy he was found in the city. I would have been much more sorry had he been found a week later, dead in the fields.

OFF TO ANOTHER SEARCH

In the meantime Freddy and Shimon were on their way to help with the search. Our plans were to continue on to Haifa to finish with the search for Shlomo Didya, who had gone missing weeks ago in Haifa but who we had yet to find. We had a number of areas that we still wanted to search with cadaver dogs. However, we were all exhausted from the Rosh HaAyin search. Thus, we sent Shimon and Fred to conduct the search in Haifa through the night and we planned on setting off Thursday morning to help them, if there were still places left to search. We ended up leaving for Haifa and searching until about 1 AM Friday morning, with no results. We still have more to do in Haifa and the search is time-sensitive, while not as much a priority as searching for a person who may still be alive and in need of rescue. However, it is still important to recover a body as soon as possible since there may be little or nothing left of the body by now, as animals are known to eat people in the wilderness, sometimes within a matter of weeks.



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2-GREAT NEWS - A DIFFERENT MISSING PERSON FOUND, THAN K G-D

While we were searching a nearby forest in Kiryat Atta, for Shlomo Didya, we got a call from Kiryat Atta police (It is all meshamayim) that a 57 year old mentally retarded woman had gone missing in none other than Kiryat Atta. Dudi our IDU – Israel Dog Unit Chief of Operations and Haifa Commander, left us to check out the details of the new case. Within a matter of minutes, without exaggeration, I got a call from Dudi to come immediately, he had found the woman. I arrived on the scene before the police to see the family and the police congratulate Dudi, and to see the wonderful reunification of the family, as tears of joy trickled down their faces. See photo of the woman and her brother walking away, after Dudi’s magnificent finding and rescue of the woman who was wandering about aimlessly, confused in a nearby field.



Well, we did not find Didya but we did, at least, find another missing person. We will have to return if we can to resume the Didya search.
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3- NEW MISSING PEOPLE -Please see the two attached files of two new missing people. AND PLEASE SEND THESE PICS ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE ON AND OFFLINE – FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS



One of the new missing people is from Afula and the other an American woman studying to be a nurse in Haifa, who had a breakdown of some sort and went missing. She has no relatives in Israel and a friend reported her missing when she did not show up for classes. A note of distress was found and it is feared that she might have harmed herself. It is likely that we will soon commence the search for this nurse-in-training later today in Haifa. This case has areas that overlap other unresolved cases as well (Neve Shannan).


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4- It is imperative to understand- Some of these unsolved cases may lead us to Arab terrorist perpetrators

 There are hundreds of serious cases of missing people every year in Israel of the 4000 cases reported. In  many of the most serious cases there is no one other than IDU - the Israel Dog Unit to conduct the search in the depth of nearby wilderness. Some of these cases lead us to areas where there are Arab gangs and tribes and we believe that there may be foul play and nationalist motives that could explain some of these disappearances. When we search there are many mitzvoth involved. Naturally, to find and rescue those who are still alive. However, it is also a great mitzvah to find those who may no longer be amongst the living to bring them to a proper Jewish burial, especially where there is none other to perform the “Meit Mitzva”. And if on the way, we can help uncover a gang of terrorists and solve murder cases, and to prevent future kidnappings and murders, this too, is a great mitzvah. We have already found the body of a man who was shot to death.
Please send the photos of the two new missing people and please consider volunteering for the Israel Dog Unit, where you can learn how to search and also learn to be a dog handler for a SAR search and rescue dog. We have dorm facilities for those who wish to learn and to volunteer.

TO DONATE, much needed CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE SENT TO Maginei Eretz Lmaan Hazulat, POBox 6592 Jerusalem, Israel 91060

Visit our website
www.israel-civilian-k9-unit.org

FUNDS ARE NEEDED. OUR UNIT DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE LEADING THE UNTOLD BATTLE OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN OR FORSAKEN- THE LOST JEWS OF ISRAEL. OUR UNIT ENGAGES IN MORE IN-DEPTH SEARCHES THAN THE ARMY, POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT COMBINED. That is a fact. Despite the fact that we are under-funded receiving zero government aid, we continue to operate and never turn down an emergency call for help. The same is true with our Defense Department that raises security dogs for "settlements" in Yesha and for towns throughout Israel. For many Jews our security dogs are their first and last line of defense against terrorists. We have succeeded in preventing many terrorist attacks over our past 16 years of existence.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5f6W8nO5eIWQ3RGVW1tcDg1T2c/view

We have old vehicles that must be replaced, dogs and volunteers who must be fed and maintained, need new equipment and the list goes on . This is clearly a mitzva which is being neglected and which will not be done by others. The local Rabbis, leaders of the local municiplaities and police, army and security chiefs have reccomended supporting our life-saving services. Please consider doing so. It costs no less than 5000 dollars to prepare each and every fully trained service dog, whether it is a security dog or a SAR dog. It costs no less than 10000-15000 dollars per month to maintain the unit. It will cost us no less than 50,000 dollars to purchase newer more reliable emergency response vehicles. It will cost us no less than 30,000 dollars to sponsor a much needed additional drone with night-vision heat-detection capabilities. It will cost us 30,000 dollars to expand our kennels and to build additional dormitory facilities that are much needed. We could use all of the help that we can get at this time.

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5-Dog Training schedule over the next two weeks

Thursday Nov. 17th:
 Training with Zhenya with defense dogs and search and rescue dogs as follows:
Gush Etzyon at 10 AM, in Tapuach at 4:00 PM.

Tuesday Nov. 22:
Training in Gush Etzyon 10AM, (private dog show in Sde Bar 2:00 PM, and training in Kfar Tapuach at 5:00 PM

Please confirm your participation NOW. And then, once again, please call before you set off for the training on the day of the training, to confirm that everything is still on schedule, 0544876709.