ITEC to Help Feed 1,000 Families in Need During Passover and YOU Can Help!
In the opening paragraph of the Haggadah recited at the Seder, we declare:
"All who are hungry, let them come and eat."    

In preparation for the Passover holiday, it is age-old Jewish tradition to contribute funds to ensure everyone in need has the necessary provisions for the holiday. To assist in providing food to our children, their families, as well as the 300+ ITEC staff who have been laid off due to the Coronavirus, we are asking you to join us in supporting our first ever:
ITEC Passover Food Relief !

We set out to to provide 1,000 families with a $100 gift card to Rami Levi Supermarket to purchase food for Pesach, and we are 80% of the way to our goal! A $100 donation will feed a family in need this holiday. CLICK HERE TO DONATE and join us in this effort!

A SPECIAL VIDEO MESSAGE FROM YANIV SAKIRA

See how your gift to the ITEC Passover Relief Fund can make a difference in the lives of 1,000 families in need during this holiday season.
ANDY RAM GETS CREATIVE INSIDE WITH PRACTICE

Just because your in your home doesn't mean you can't practice your game. Watch how resourceful Grand Slam Champion and ITEC Alum, Andy Ram, is in finding ways to practice in his home with his family.
STUDENTS RECEIVE MESSAGES FROM YOU!

Our students, like all of us, are going through very challenging times. We asked for you to send messages to the ITEC students and you responded!

We have been receiving your messages and sending them to our students. Here is one from Karen Levy in Florida. With her cuddly friend, they sent a message that brought much needed smiles.

Do you have messages you want to share? Send it in to Jackie Glodstein at jglodstein@itecenters.org or Yoni Yair at yyair@itecenters.org today!
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WHAT DO YOU THINK THESE KIDS ARE DOING? WATCH THE VIDEO AND GUESS BY VISITING US ON FACEBOOK
Hans Felius, our ITEC National Tennis and Social Impact Director, continues to document his experiences and time back in Israel with our students on a daily basis. Here are a few entries from his journal, "Holding Serve," from last week:

March 25, 2020
"We received hundreds of videos in return from our children with amazing examples of their practices. When you click on the links, you can see a few amazing examples of nether discipline, perseverance, creativity and new found dynamic stability. It will warm your heart…..

              https://youtu.be/hJAG-WxA98Y
              https://youtu.be/EbttN233Zk4
              https://youtu.be/2eXpE9daHUI

The players from our Talent Development programs started the week with a fixed routine including a morning run around the house, fitness session after breakfast, schoolwork before lunch, tennis exercises and fitness after lunch and schoolwork again to finish the day. It is amazing how fast children adapt to the new reality if they put their head and heart into it."


March 29, 2020
"Videos from children, coaches and managers were flying back and force again very frequently; all started off early in the morning with a beautiful recapturing of last week’s work by many Center managers, coaches and children, professionally made by Rakefet Binyamini, Manager of our ITECenter in Tel Aviv : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofqz_aQbMzo&feature=youtu.be

" For one time I want to share with you what our professional workgroup prepares daily. This is just an example of the daily content of today, that we prepare uniquely for our ITEC children only. This went to all the children of the younger ages and in our Social Impact programs:

Hello kids ❤❤❤
This week, we have specially prepared for you, the children of the Fun Tennis & Education Training Center, that you can do in pairs in the family with your parents or siblings. 😊
It takes half an hour to practice it twice.
An explanatory video is attached.
Waiting for your shares.
Have a great week and good luck.
The Tennis & Education Centers in Israel
Download link:  https://youtu.be/Zp-OdBm1qN0

March 30, 2020
"Now the expanded Educational   program   starts to kick in as well. The mental training   started and not only prepared lessons by the psychologists of MentalJump, but also with live Zoom lessons with their mental health specialists or psychologists were held in several Centers. We are now setting up English lessons and by the end of this week we will be able to start 3 different levels of English studies. We continue to communicate with children daily, reinforcing the government guidelines and providing daily tennis, fitness and movement activities. The children are responding daily and enthusiastically. The following beautiful video is an adaptation of our Early Childhood motor development programs that has been customized for home schooling for the children and their parents.  https://youtu.be/Rjm9Nz9kTmk"