ALEH Happenings

WINTER VACATION FOR RESIDENTS OF ALEH JERUSALEM
Just like everyone else, our residents need a break in routine from time to time. ALEH Jerusalem’s children were recently treated to just that, with a wonderful two-day winter vacation at the beach! Some 70 dedicated volunteers made the vacation possible – raising money, preparing the residents and accompanying them. This is another of our […]More...
Timo as Tourguide
Timo a volunteer from Germany exhibits many giftings at ALEH Negev. He is very loved with the residents and care takers, and not to forget the social service girls ☺. He also likes to make vlogs about his life in Israel and at ALEH. But when people come to visit ALEH, he also likes to […]More...
20 Years of success at ALEH Gedera!!
“I THANK THE CREATOR FOR HONORING ME WITH THIS BLESSED WORK”  Naama Sudkewitz, Director of ALEH Moriah in Gedera, at a moving evening to mark the 20th anniversary of ALEH Moriah’s establishment Some 400 people participated in a moving evening, held earlier this week, to mark 20 years since the establishment of ALEH Moriah in […]More...
BEZEK CELEBRATES TU B’SHVAT AT ALEH JERUSALEM
Last Thursday, 70 Bezek employees (Bezek is the Israeli telephone company) of all levels came to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, the new year of the trees, with residents of ALEH Jerusalem. The Bezek employees made a considerable effort to put on a wonderful event for the residents, and it is hard to describe how great it […]More...
TU B’SHVAT AT ALEH NEGEV-NAHALAT ERAN
Residents of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitative Village enjoyed a variety of special activities for Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of the trees. Residents planted seedlings in the gardens of the houses, picked citrus fruits from the village’s trees and made juice from them, prepared their preferred shakes, crushed herbs and made tea from them, and […]More...
“Eternal Childhood,”exhibition highlights the importance of acceptance and inclusion in our society
“I just wanted to be a fly on the wall,” says internationally acclaimed photographer Vardi Kahana, the mind and the talent behind the exhibition “Eternal Childhood,” currently on display at Dizengoff Center in Tel Aviv. And so began a fascinating project, intended to familiarize the public with the world of people with disabilities, thereby increasing […]More...
BIG man, GIANT heart, HUGE gift! 
Since 2005, Curtis Sparks from Anchorage, Alaska, has been spending his summer vacations volunteering at ALEH’s residential facility in Jerusalem.  From day one, six-foot-five Curtis felt a special connection with tiny Efrat, a resident with multiple disabilities, and the two became virtually inseparable.  During the winter months, Curtis makes sure to stay in touch with […]More...
Daniel’s Bar Mitzvah Dream Becomes a Reality!
MAZAL TOV! Last week, Daniel, a student at ALEH’s special education school in the Negev, celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends at the Western Wall. Daniel had been preparing for the occasion for months, learning small sections of his Bar Mitzvah portion every day. When the big day arrived, Daniel’s entourage, which included […]More...
The Countdown has begun!
The Jerusalem Marathon is in less than two months!  Join ALEH’s kids on Friday, March 17, as they walk the community track alongside their friends and personal trainers from the Israel Police. See them training here! More...
Operation Sweet-Heart, in Memory of Gilad Shaar
Gilad Shaar was one of the three young men who were kidnapped and murdered by Palestinian terrorists in Gush Etzion in June 2014. Gilad’s family and friends recently announced a wonderful, unique project called “Operation Sweet-Heart” in honor of Gilad’s birthday, which took place last week. The public was asked to bake cakes and other […]More...
An Amazing Jeep Ride for Dani!!
Dani’s family never dared to hope that Dani, their son with severe multiple disabilities, would be able to enjoy a jeep ride along the Negev sand dunes.  Last week, this dream came true for Dani and his friends, residents of ALEH’s rehabilitative village in the Negev.  Together with ALEH’s neighbors and friends from the Eshkol […]More...
Remembering Yaakov Neeman z”l
“At this wonderful residence, souls are saved in Israel. And our sages said that saving one soul in Israel is like saving an entire world. Our sages also said that those who die as martyrs for a holy cause are kept close to the Throne of Glory. You succeeded, as your brother, Eran, is sitting […]More...
QUEENS AND SOLDIERS FOR A DAY
The “Queens for a Day” program has become a Chanukah tradition at ALEH Jerusalem. This is a special day of pampering for the girls, during which they rotate through stations where they get made up, have their nails polished, their hair done, and get special treats to eat – in short, they feel like queens!  […]More...
Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Neuro-Orthopedic Hospital at ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran
On January 3, Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman visited ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran to lay the cornerstone for ALEH’s new Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Hospital. Slated to open in early 2019, the hospital will meet the urgent needs of residents in Israel’s southern region, providing quality long-term rehabilitative care following accidents, strokes, and severe injuries sustained during terror […]More...
CHANUKAH AT ALEH JERUSALEM – AN UNENDING CELEBRATION!
This year, the Chanukah celebrations at ALEH Jerusalem seem to be never-ending! Our residents, of course, have no complaints about this state of affairs! The festivities began with a pre-Chanukah party. With emphasis on family, residents’ families and staff-members’ children came to join in the fun. Party games were adapted for all ages and abilities, […]More...
First Train Ride for Residents of Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran
For most of us, traveling by train is a routine activity. Not so for the residents of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, who recently went on the first train ride of their lives – a very exciting experience. Benny Lavi, CEO of Israel Railways, and his staff, organized a special day of activities that began at the […]More...
CHANUKAH POOL PARTY
Children at ALEH Bnei Brak recently had a very special treat – a Chanukah party inside the hydrotherapy pool, replete with music, lights and great spirit!! The party was definitely a change from the daily routine, and even from a regular Chanukah celebration. The pool is equipped with relaxing visual effects created with lights. The […]More...
ALEH Jerusalem as a Model of Accessibility for The Ministry of Education
In December, the Ministry of Education’s Accessibility Committee came to tour ALEH Jerusalem, in order to learn about various accessibility options. During the tour, the committee members learned a great deal about accessibility, including adaptation to various ages and conditions, available technologies, and also about adapting the entire community, families and staff to best interact […]More...
Major General (Res.) Doron Almog Receives Honorary Doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
On December 6th, 2016, Maj. Gen. Doron Almog was awarded an honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in recognition of his tireless work on behalf of people with disabilities and the State of Israel. We at ALEH are proud and honored. Upon receiving the doctorate, Maj. Gen. Almog gave a moving speech. Here […]More...
Annual Chessed Project makes a huge impact!
Chanukah comes early!  Once again, the 8th grade class at The Solomon Schechter Day School in Marlboro, NJ has chosen ALEH as their annual chessed project. Their first act of kindness was purchasing Chanukah gifts for their friends and families from the ALEH Boutique. Last week, the class received their order…and they loved every item!  […]More...
The Tulip Tour comes to ALEH!
Last week, a delegation from the Dutch organization “Christenen voor Israel” visited ALEH’s residential facility in Gedera as part of their “Tulip Tour,” a countrywide tour during which they distribute beautiful tulips as a sign of Holland’s support for Israel. After a meeting with the Mayor of Gedera, the visitors worked with the ALEH residents […]More...
The ALEH family…an unbreakable bond
ALEH is a family, so when a member of the family celebrates an important milestone, it only makes sense that everyone is involved. Last week, when Elisheva, a teacher from ALEH’s residential facility in Jerusalem celebrated her wedding, her sole concern was that the ALEH residents, staff, and volunteers would be able to share in […]More...
Amazing Kids make an Amazing Video for ALEH’s Children!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We are thankful for amazing friends like Mati Franco David and her 6th – 8th grade students at The Solomon Schechter Day School in Marlboro, NJ. Once again, her students will be developing a chessed project to support ALEH. Their first act of kindness was purchasing Chanukah gifts for their friends and families […]More...
Shabbat at ALEH
There’s nothing quite like the joy of Shabbat at ALEH! This past weekend, 50 dedicated volunteers pulled out all the stops and organized a truly unforgettable Shabbaton at ALEH’s residential facility in Jerusalem. At ALEH, our volunteers are like family – and it shows.More...
Orangetown Jewish Center Mitzvah Mission to ALEH Gedera
Thank you to the amazing volunteer team from the Orangetown Jewish Center (OJC)! We can’t thank you enough for your passion and dedication to our amazing kids.More...
SUCCOT AND SIMCHAT TORAH AT ALEH
As in the entire country, the Succot holiday, ending with Simchat Torah, is a time of great joy and celebration at all ALEH’s facilities (Succot is actually referred to as zman simchateynu, the time of our joy). At ALEH Jerusalem, residents started learning about Succot and preparing Succah decorations well before the holiday began. They […]More...
The ALEH family mourns the passing of Former Prime Minister and Former President of Israel Shimon Peres z”l
The ALEH family mourns the passing of our dear friend and mentor, Former Prime Minister and Former President of Israel Shimon Peres z”l. He shared our passion for the inclusion of all people and did everything in his power to assist us in reaching our most important milestones. Mr. Peres helped us establish our High-Dependency […]More...
Good Teva Week at ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran
40 volunteers from the Teva Pharmaceutical Company came to ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, to put on a volunteer activity for the students at the special education school. Every year, Teva holds a week for the benefit of the community, called “Good Teva Week,” during which its staff members volunteer in various social frameworks. This year is […]More...
ALEH Ascend conquerors the Berlin Marathon
Beaming with pride, the ALEH Ascend team joined 40,000 other runners this week at the 43rd BMW BERLIN-MARATHON – one of the six “World Marathon Majors.” Each of the runners had gathered sponsors in order to raise funds for ALEH, and their shirts, which bore the ALEH logo and the Israeli flag, publicized us for all […]More...
Laying of Cornerstone for new ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Staff Residential Neighborhood
On September 13th, a very exciting event took place at ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran – the laying of the cornerstone for the village’s new residential neighborhood. The ceremony took place in the presence of the Blodinger family from Frankfurt, Housing Minister Yoav Galant, Director General of the UIA Greg Masel, Head of the Merhavim Regional Council […]More...
Gala Dinner honoring Major General (res.) Doron Almog, Chairman of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran
On Monday evening, September 5, the Carlton Tel Aviv hosted (at their own expense) a Gala Dinner to honor Major General (res.) Doron Almog, Chairman of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran and recipient of the 2016 Israel Prize for lifetime achievement and contributions to society and the state. The evening’s highlights included a rousing musical performance by […]More...
ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran’s Children Enjoy a Day at the Beach with Navy Soldiers
After their moving visit to ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran two months ago, the soldiers from the operations unit of the Israeli Navy felt that they wanted to continue their relationship with the residents, and hold a significant voluntary project. As the soldiers serve at the central base in Tel Aviv, regular volunteering is not possible, so […]More...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Visits ALEH
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, visited the ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran rehabilitative village last week. Approximately one month ago, the government decided to allocate some 20 million NIS towards the continued building and development of a hospital in the village, to establishing a neighborhood for hospital and village staff, and to the creation […]More...
ALEH Jerusalem Children Enjoy Summer Camp with Volunteers from Neve Daniel
In what has become a tradition, over 100 children from ALEH Jerusalem enjoyed a fantastic summer camp experience organized and carried out by some 85 teenage volunteers from Neve Daniel (a community outside of Jerusalem). The volunteers themselves raised the money to hold the 4-day camp experience, and took care of all the logistics. This […]More...
An Easy Way to Help ALEH’s Kids Everyday!!
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A VIP Volunteer: Shai Hajaj, Head of Merhavim Regional Council, Teaches Music Class For ALEH Negev Children
A few weeks ago, the staff of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran advertised for volunteers to facilitate the various enrichment activities at the village. These include a music class, fitness group, movement therapy and story acting. Shai Hajaj, Head of the Merhavim Regional Council, in which the village is located, saw the announcement and immediately offered his […]More...
A Very Special Wedding
Matan and Talia met about two years ago at a volunteers’ Shabbat at ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, and it was love at first sight, which just strengthened through their common service at the Village. At the end of a special “graduates’ Shabbat” in February, Matan proposed to Talia on bended knee, in the place where they […]More...
Green therapy thrives at ALEH Negev
At ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, residents take part in green therapy, caring for flowers, shrubs, and herbs while stimulating all of their senses. Through green therapy, the residents – who are so dependent on others – are able to see that other living things are dependent on them.  By showing concern for the plants under their […]More...
Doron Almog shares fascinating details of Operation Yonatan with Nachum Segal
Major General (res) Doron Almog was commander of the first task force to land in Entebbe during the 1976 rescue operation. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Operation Yonatan AKA Operation Thunderbolt, Doron discusses fascinating details of the historic rescue mission, Nahalat Eran and more on the Nachum Segal show.More...
ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Residents Participate in IAF Ceremony to mark 40-Year Anniversary of Entebbe Operation
For the second year in a row, residents of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran were invited as honored guests to the graduation ceremony for IAF pilots at the nearby Hatzerim military base. 11 residents, together with their caregivers and National-Service girls, attended. The ceremony this year marked the 40th anniversary of the Entebbe Operation and, coincidentally, one […]More...
Taiwanese Ambassador Commits to Supporting ALEH
During his first meeting with Maj. Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog at ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, Taiwanese Ambassador Yun-Sheng Chi explained that the Government of Taiwan was interested in lending its support to the rehabilitative village. In June, he returned to ALEH Negev to make due on his promise, donating a pair of standers for the new […]More...
Eastern-European Delegation Visits ALEH Negev
As part of ALEH’s ongoing collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation), a delegation of 25 Eastern European professionals visited ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran.  They included doctors, educators and senior decision-makers. The group visited the Village’s various facilities, and were exposed to our pioneering work in rehabilitation, education […]More...
New Recycled Garden at ALEH Bnei Brak
This week, ALEH’s special education school in Bnei Brak unveiled its brand new recycled garden, a labor of love constructed entirely from plastic bottles by the ALEH residents and staff.  After several months of development, this beautiful and truly unique exhibition is now open to the public with the hopes that it will highlight the […]More...
Rivka Chervin-Weinberger A”H
ALEH mourns the loss of Rivka Chervin-Weinberger, the founder and chair of the ALEH Jerusalem Ladies committee for over 25 years. Under her direction, the committee hosted numerous beautiful fundraising events that benefitted the children of ALEH. Rivka had a heart of gold and a kind word for everyone, and she was known well beyond […]More...
ALEH Marches Forward – over 300 marchers join ALEH in “bridging the gap”
On Monday, June 13, 2016, a procession of over 300 marchers, including children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities under the care of ALEH, their families, caregivers, and volunteers and friends from around the globe, set out from ALEH’s Jerusalem facility to cross over the Jerusalem Chords Bridge. Known as “ALEH Marches Forward,” the annual […]More...
Rishon Lezion Museum Hosts An Evening In Honor Of Maj. Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog
On June 9, 2016, the Rishon Lezion Museum hosted a special evening honoring Major General (Res.) Doron Almog, to mark his receiving the Israel Prize. Doron was born and bred in Rishon Lezion, and the evening was held in the presence of the Mayor of the city and other dignitaries. A very special photography exhibition, […]More...
Little Heroes Riding Big Waves
As a prelude to upcoming summer fun, ALEH’s children enjoyed a wonderful day at sea. The organization “Giborim Ktanim” (Little Heroes – an organization that does a great deal for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities), joined forces with 60 yacht owners at Herzliya’s marina, to treat the children, their parents, volunteers and caregivers to […]More...
From Seed to Scent, ALEH Residents Produce Potpourri from Start to Finish
A new ALEH boutique product uniquely combines two ALEH-Negev projects. Residents not only produce the sweet-smelling bundles and make the papier maché stand in which they sit, they also actually grow the spices! The spices are the product of ALEH Negev’s gardening-therapy program, and they are used to create the potpourri in the ALEH vocational […]More...
Tasty Surprise for Jerusalem’s Bnot Sherut
ALEH Jerusalem’s bnot sherut (National-Service girls) arrived home to an especially tasty surprise last week. Their entire apartment had been decorated with balloons, streamers and hearts, and an indulgent “ice-cream meal,” with pancakes and other sweet treats, was laid out on the table. And on top of all the culinary delights, a colorful album filled […]More...
An Outing to the Movies for ALEH Kids
MOVIE TIME! Summer is the season of blockbuster movies and awesome outings with friends. EVERY child deserves these experiences. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers for making it happen for our amazing kids.More...