One of the most well-loved services provided by the center is the “adoptive families” program. Through this program, lone soldiers are connected with a family, a couple, or a single “adoptive” parent who would like to host one or more soldiers for shabbat. Most of the adoptive families in Jerusalem live in Yemin Moshe.
A quiet, scenic neighborhood, Yemin Moshe is known for its view of the Old City, flowering gardens and fruit trees, as well as the Montefiore Windmill. After my internship earlier this week, I walked around through the neighborhood, taking several pictures along the way. I eventually made my way to the Old City, where I took a seat outside Jaffa Gate and enjoyed the view of the city at dusk.
Walking through the streets of Yemin Moshe, I was surprised to see so many pomegranate trees, grape vines, azaleas, and flowering plants. I imagine it must be a beautiful place for a lone soldier to come home to on shabbat.