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ALEH Jerusalem

Over 700 children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medical conditions receive advanced medical, educational and rehabilitative care in ALEH’s four residential facilities. In addition, ALEH provides over 26,000 outpatient treatments annually.

At ALEH, we look beyond the disability to the child within. By nurturing development and enriching quality of life, we enable each child to reach their potential.

Shutaf

At Shutaf, we provide quality, inclusive services to all children, teens and young people with disabilities, regardless of labels and perceived functioning differences, while inspiring and educating others towards the acceptance and inclusion of all members of the community.

Friendship Circle Central Jerusalem

Based on the bedrock foundation of Tikkun Olam, it is the Friendship Circle’s mission to:

  • Engage children and teens with special needs through a full range of experiences.
  • Provide parents and families of children and teens with special needs with much needed respite and support.
  • Enrich, inspire and motivate teenagers through sharing of themselves with others.
  • Create a sense of responsibility and connection to the Jewish community for teenagers through educational and social opportunities.
Sulam's Daycare Wing

Sulam's Rehabilitative Daycare nurseries were established in Jerusalem in 1981.  The Okner nurseries, in line with Sulam's mission of early  intervention, have children ages 6 months to 3 years.

The nurseries were built and equipped according to the highest standards of the Ministries of Health and Welfare, and are under professional supervision.


The children attending the nurseries suffer from developmental delays, and other issues as well as a group with communication difficulties and PDD.

Mainstreaming Early Intervention Program

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Sulam was chosen by the Ministries of Health,Welfare and the Kupot Holim to implement a revolutionary new program.  The program aims to provide para professional therapy to very young childen aged 6 to 3, who suffer from various developmental delays including language, motor and other difficulties.

Special Olympics Palestine, Gaza Office

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

13 OFFICIAL SPORTS: Aquatics Athletics Badminton Basketball Bocce Cycling Equestrian Floor Hockey Football (Soccer) Handball Power Lifting Snowshoeing Table Tennis

Sulam, Main Office

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Sulam is a recognized non-profit organization for special education in Israel, which was established in 1981. The goal and raison d'etre of Sulam is the successful integration of every handicapped individual into the society he inhabits, whether it be the nursery, classroom, workplace or community. Sulam's philosophy which is reflected in all its programs and therapies is that a handicapped child has the same fundamental rights as every other child. Therefore, every disabled child deserves to learn with normative children his own age, in the same education framework.

Jerusalem Variety Center (JVC)

Jerusalem Variety Center (JVC) aimed to allow children with special needs and their families  equal opportunities in the future, through educational and social activities, and financial support. JVC believes in the right of every child to have access to the most professional tools in helping unleash their talents and abilities and to promote their integration into society as much as possible. For JVC, its operation is a social mission and all its workers do their jobs with dedication, efficiency and professional expertise in order to fulfill the vision of the center.

Sulam, Communication Kindergarten for children with autism

SULAM's communication program opened in 2000, for children aged 3-7 on the autistic spectrum. The kindergarten was opened with the assistance of the Rosenbloom family of Canada.
 
 This program was started to open the world to  children with autism to normal communication and to enable them to maximize their potential in all developmental areas. 

Observation Kindergartens - Jerusalem (Girls Division)

The Sulam observation kindergartens were established in 1991 for children ages 3-7 with developmental delays, which have still not been fully assessed, but which prevent the children from joining regular kindergartens.

Language Development Kindergartens - Jerusalem (Girls Division)

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The Jerusalem Yiddish Language Kindergarten was established for children aged 4 to 7  suffering from language development delay, as well as other disabilities.  The goal of the program is to give the children the extra training and therapy "boost" they need in order to join the normative school system.


A mainstreaming program both for boys and girls is in place, with Sulam and the Maor Chaim kindergartens and the Maor Chaim Talmud Torah.

Language Development Kindergartens - Jerusalem (Boys Division)

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The Jerusalem Yiddish Language Kindergarten was established for children aged 4 to 7  suffering from language development delay, as well as other disabilities.  The goal of the program is to give the children the extra training and therapy "boost" they need in order to join the normative school system.


A mainstreaming program both for boys and girls is in place, with Sulam and the Maor Chaim kindergartens and the Maor Chaim Talmud Torah.

Observation Kindergartens - Jerusalem (Boys Division)

The Sulam observation kindergartens were established in 1991 for children ages 3-7 with developmental delays, which have still not been fully assessed, but which prevent the children from joining regular kindergartens.

The Ateret Bracha Elementary School

Ateret Bracha was established in 2010 for girls aged 7-13 with serious learning issues, whose spoken language was Yiddish.  The staff is Yiddish speaking and all the classes are conducted in Yiddish, affording the students a unique opportunity to progress academically and socially in their own language.

SHEKEL - Community Services for People with Special Needs

SHEKEL-Community Services for People with Special Needs is Israel's leading organization for integrating people with special needs in the community. In order to advance this goal, SHEKEL has created a wide array of programs and support systems offering a plethora of services and equal opportunity for people with special needs.

Afikim School for Girls with Learning Disabilities

The Afikim Elementary School was established in 1998 for girls ranging in age from 6 to 17 who suffer from a variety of difficult learning disabilities, together with other emotional and behavioral issues.  Unfortunately, they cannot be accommodated in the normative school settings.  

Afikim provides them with the setting they need in order to succeed, small classes, individual therapy programs, and para professional assistance. The girls gain self confidence, social skills, self respect and respect for others.

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