Jerusalem Post – Feb 8, 2013
ALEH, ISRAEL’S largest network of facilities for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities, marked its 30th anniversary last Saturday night with a gala fundraiser at the Leonardo City Tower Hotel in Ramat Gan. Proceeds from the event will subsidize the construction of a therapeutic pool at ALEH’s new center in Bnei Brak, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide enhanced special education and rehabilitative programming.
Among those attending the event were Bank of Israel governor Prof. Stanley Fischer and his wife, Rhoda, honorary president of ALEH Negev; retired Supreme Court justice Eliezer Rivlin; founder and CEO of Y&R Tel Aviv Shlomi Avnon; attorneys Yehuda and Tami Raveh; CEO of Tempo beverage company Jack Bar; CEO of Mifal Hapayis Eli Dadon; rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites of Israel Shmuel Rabinowitz; Maj.-Gen. (res.) Doron Almog, chairman of ALEH Negev; and Rabbi Yehuda Marmorstein, directorgeneral of the ALEH centers.
“Since its very inception, ALEH has worked diligently to promote legislation for and raise the social awareness of special needs children,” said Marmorstein, who added that although ALEH has made many inroads, it still has a long way to go and relies heavily on its 900 professionals, 350 volunteers and countless friends and supporters around the world to renew their commitments to enable ALEH to continue to move forward.