This week the town of Yerucham was treated to a musical concert that celebrated home-grown talent. Despite having a population of around 10,000, the town has established itself as a cultural oasis in the under-developed Negev desert region.
The concert was a testament to the impact of the state-of-the-art music conservatory, which provides all the young people in the town with the opportunity to discover and nurture their creative talents.
Even more remarkably, the conservatory has only been properly functioning for a relatively short period of time. Only a few years ago it was in a state of disrepair and was too small to meet demand.