ALEH Moments Magazine – Rosh Hashanah 2008
Sep 17, 2008
From the desk of Yehuda Marmorstein
Director General ALEH
It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since ALEH and its children became part of my life. For 25 years, I’ve watched these special children grow and develop, and from 5 youngsters in a small apartment, the ever-expanding ALEH family now includes over 650 infants, children and adults throughout Israel.
Special families have special connections. Your friendship and support have been so meaningful to me over the years. Like every family, we have shared pride, joy, and tears, touching moments and milestones.
Even more so, the bond that connects us is the choice we have made: to love these children, to nurture them, and to give them every opportunity to grow. Together, we have chosen to see beyond their disabilities to the spirit and potential within.
As we begin a New Year, I thank you for choosing to provide a real quality of life for our precious children. May you and your dear ones be blessed with the same sweetness you have bestowed upon our children every day of their lives.
With best wishes,
The Olympics may be over, but the Beijing Paralympics – elite sports events for athletes with disabilities – are just round the corner, and here’s your chance to root for the Israeli champions!
The games, to be held September 8-13, will include three former IDF soldiers, who won’t let their limitations keep them from reaching their dreams. Watch history unfold as they sail for the gold on a boat called “Eran Almog“.
Your sponsorships helped us make Dreams Come True this summer for over 400 seriously disabled children. See highlights of their excitement and fun!
An innovative and exciting Virtual Reality Program is transforming the lives of ALEH’s special children by enabling them to experience activities they would otherwise never enjoy.
In virtual reality, seeing is believing. Click here to see ALEH’s breakthrough Virtual Reality program in action.
Participants were residents of various facilities and hostels for special-needs people throughout Israel, and of course ALEH Moriah’s residents were thrilled to take part. Read all about their grand adventure.
A special boy has grown up at ALEH, and cutting-edge developments have given him new opportunities to soar. See how a ceiling hoist has provided him with a greater ability to navigate his surroundings at ALEH.
Help ALEH purchase a ceiling hoist for a classroom in Jerusalem. Used for safe, easy and dignified movement of immobile young adults. Total cost of each ceiling hoist is $7,500. Donate any amount and help us meet our goal for this school year!
This Year, send a Gift of Caring that Makes a Difference!
* Wish your family and friends a sweet new year with ALEH’s beautiful cards. Designed by the children of ALEH in their vocational workshops, you’ll be supporting their right to be productive and self-fulfilled.
* Looking for the latest “buzz” about honey? Bring in the New Year with this sweet treat, beautifully wrapped to ensure freshness. ALEH’s children helped decorate the top; the bees supplied the rest, and now you get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
* Decorate your holiday table with beautiful ceramic pomegranates, or use them as napkin rings or trivets for a special touch with a Rosh Hashanah theme. These pomegranates can also be hung in your sukka as a unique decoration. Made with love by the children of ALEH.
Proceeds from the sale of these items enable ALEH to continue offering disabled children in Israel the opportunity to develop their potential and live quality lives.
The ALEH Foundation has received the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities.
On behalf of ALEH’s children, families and staff, we wish you a Happy, Healthy and Sweet New Year
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