Beit Chana Emunah Kule Residential Wing Dedicated At ALEH Negev
Jul 1, 2005
On December 30, a crowd of some fifty relatives, friends and guests of Michael and Leslie Kule gathered on the Negev Desert to dedicate the first residential wing of the ALEH Rehabilitative Village as the doors of Beit Chana Emunah were opened to the first ten residents with special needs. In a small but emotional ceremony the residence was dedicated to the memory of the Kules’ daughter, Chana Emunah. The Kules, along with Mrs. Kule’s grandparents Stanley and Raine Silverstein and the Silverstein family, were the driving force behind the creation of this beautiful new home for ALEH’s special population. World-renowned spiritual leader Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat and a great friend of ALEH, accompanied the Silverstein family to the site by helicopter. He told the crowd that there was no better way to commemorate Baby Chana Emunah’s life than to give ALEH’s special children the quality of life they so richly deserve.
Major General Benjamin Gantz, Commander of IDF Headquarters and a member of ALEH Negev’s Board of Directors, dropped everything to attend this auspicious occasion. He said that on this day he was especially proud to be a member of ALEH’s family, as the dream of a home in the desert for ALEH’s children began to take shape. Doron Almog, Chairman of the ALEH Negev Project and former Commander-in-Chief of the IDF Southern Command, thanked the Silverstein family for their generosity and dedication to the project. Before leaving the ceremony, the Silversteins renewed their commitment to ALEH’s children and said they were looking forward to being a part of this miracle in the desert.
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