Dear WLC members, partners, and friends,
In the week between the historic day of November 29, the day the United Nations decided on the establishment of the State of Israel, and the annual Ben-Gurion Memorial Day, the mayor of Ofakim, Mr. Itzik Danino, awarded OR movement with the Ofakim "Freedom of the City" award.
The award was given to the OR movement for implementing and leading the "Equitable City" project, a project which seemed like an imaginary vision to many people at first. It is a privilege and unique experience to work shoulder to shoulder and especially heart to heart with the people of the municipality and the community. With full confidence, professionality, and joy of creation, we would like to take this opportunity to give thanks.
Thank you to the Ness Foundation and the Jewish community of MetroWest, New Jersey for believing in us through the Barkai Project. Thank you to the “Equitable City” team at the OR Movement, the Ministry of Housing, the Ministry of Welfare, and the Minister of the Interior for supporting the project. One of the many reasons for receiving this award is the movement of pioneers, businesses, investments, and entrepreneurship we set into motion on a national scale in a short period of time. We are on the way to turning Ofakim into a city of 100,000 residents, an international player in the Agro-Tech market, and most importantly, a vibrant city for young women and men. We aim to make Ofakim a central city in the Negev- the next center of Israel.
Together. Building the future of Israel.
Roni Flamer and Yair Sherf receive the Freedom of the City award in Ofakim