Doron Almog Chosen as Man of Excellence by Lions Israel Volunteer Organization

Nov 20, 2011 Major General (Res) Doron Almog, Chairman of the ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitative Village, was chosen to receive the Man of Excellence Award for the year 2012 by the Lions Israel Organization. The award recognizes Almog’s outstanding efforts in the area of socio-communal activity, in particular for his work in the establishment and development of the unique rehabilitative … Read More

"Like" ALEH’s Jewel Sukka and Help us Win!

Oct 10, 2011 ALEH’s very special sukka was inspired by its very special children. Made from Swarovski crystals and transparent materials, the sukka glistens and shimmers upon the faces of ALEH’s children, who all suffer from severe disabilities.  The beautiful and original model sukka was created by the ALEH staff as a tribute to the children of ALEH Beit Yahalom … Read More

ALEH Games Night in Canada a Huge Success!

Sep 8, 2011 We take a lot for granted in our day to day lives.  In truth, we should be rejoicing every second of every day for the blessings we have received, specifically our miraculous human bodies.  Sometimes, we need to be reminded just how exciting the simplest movements or gestures really are…and that we should do our part to … Read More

All in Good Taste – A Toast to ALEH!

Sep 1, 2011 Spirits were lifted, glasses were raised, and hearts soared as Canadian friends gathered together on a balmy summer evening for an “Evening of Taste” in support of ALEH. Organized by Torontonians Dafna Strauss and Adam Kepecs, the event featured a professional sommelier and fine beverages from Simcha Wines. The event was organized on behalf of ALEH Rehabilitation … Read More

ALEH Moments Magazine – Tu Beshvat 2010

Jan 28, 2010 Can’t see this message? Click here to view this message in your browser. Planting a Seed of Hope Café ALEH – Where We All Scream for Ice Cream! It may be freezing cold and snowy in New York and London, but here in Israel’s Negev it’s sunny all year round. And sun = fun = ice cream, … Read More

Simcha’s Joy

A number of years ago, Simcha was forced to leave her job. A medical issue and ensuing respiratory difficulties had created a trying situation. Suddenly, she found herself at home, with no strength or desire to move. “My family was affected, too. Every day that passed dragged us down further. I desperately needed a change,” explains Simcha. She continues on, … Read More

For Margalit – in Memorium

Margalit – our dear, beloved mother and grandmother: It is no coincidence that your life came to a close on this very date – as we commemorate the passing of our son Eran – your special grandson.  In my eulogy at Eran’s funeral five years ago, I related to the assembled how much he loved to eat the burgers that … Read More

A Gift of Love Opens Hearts

Eliana’s*  birth was extremely traumatic, with serious complications resulting in a lack of oxygen as he was born. Unfortunately the damage was irreversible and Eliana was left profoundly disabled – both physically and cognitively. Her parents, without the resources to provide for her very specialized needs, brought her to ALEH’s home in Jerusalem. There, they hoped, Eliana would be cared for, loved, … Read More

Eliot Stein’s Bar Mitzvah Speech

Good morning, With the permission of the rabbis, my parents, grandparents and all the people here: I want to thank you all for coming here this morning.  When my parents told me that we would be going to Israel for my Bar Mitzvah, I was very excited.  I was excited to finally get to come and visit all the places … Read More

ALEH Returning to Routine: A Final Report Following Operation Pillar of Defense

The residents are back to playing outside. The sound of their laughter echoes through the village after endless days of unnatural stillness that was broken only by the unremitting sounds of sirens, alarms, and explosions.   What a joy to be here today, to see the simple happiness of the children as they enjoy the fresh air and the clear blue skies … Read More

Running for ALEH in the Tiberias Marathon

Over 40 people came from all over the country came to run in the annual Tiberias Marathon this past Friday on behalf of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran. Though the stormy weather and unusually frigid temperatures threatened to call off the event, the runners remained steadfast in their commitment. ALEH T-shirts bearing the message “Runners on Behalf of Special People” proudly declared … Read More

Cool Pool Fun – Making a Splash with ALEH Kids

Everyone loves the pool, and ALEH’s children are no exception. There’s something about the water that instills a sense of coolness and tranquility, and it’s great fun to splash around! But for ALEH’s disabled children there is an added bonus – water gives a sense of weightlessness, making movement and exercise much more comfortable. The buoyancy of the water puts less … Read More

Israel’s Paralympics Sailing Champions to Navigate the "Eran Almog

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 … Read More

Letter from the Mayor of Jerusalem Awarding Doron Almog Mark of Distinction and Thanks

14 Adar II, 5768                         20 March, 2008 Jerusalem  Major General (Res.) Doron Almog Athlon Global Security (AGS) Ben Gurion 1 Ramat Gan   Re: Receiving Mark of Distinction and Thanks To be Awarded at Jerusalem Parents Committee, 4 Nissan 5768 9 April 2008   Shalom,   We are pleased and proud to inform you that we wish to honor your … Read More

Being Eran’s Sister

In honor of his first Yahrzeit Memorial Service, at the Tel-Aviv Museum Good evening to all. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a doctor. More accurately, a brain surgeon. I hoped that I would become smart enough to invent some kind of operation that could fix my little brother Eran, who was born with severe brain damage … Read More

The Eran Almog Fund

The Eran Almog Fund First Memorial Ceremony in honor of his yahrzeit   By Doron Almog, father of Eran o.b.m.   For twenty-three years, our beloved son Eran taught us by his very presence the true essence of love, unconditional giving, commitment, and the measure of our social strength. Eran was the greatest teacher of my life. The lesson he taught me … Read More

ALEH's work drew my heart to contribute

That you have it in your heart also to help others in the work that you do to find their gifting and help them to grow in it to bless their world with it is to me amazing. My profession is towards making material wealth, but that you pursue this cause to help others find the beauty and the joy of being able to give their gift away is beyond wonderful.


Our partners in the US, Jewish National Fund (JNF) held the second annual Women for Israel Luncheon Nov. 4 at the Phoenix Art Museum, featuring keynote speaker Florine Mark, president and chief executive officer of the WW Group, Inc., the leading franchise holder of Weight Watchers International. Mark also spoke that evening at a cocktail reception fundraiser at the home … Read More


JERUSALEM MARATHON 2015 – Friday, March 13, 2015 RUNNING TO RAISE AWARENESS ON BEHALF OF ALEH’S SPECIAL-NEEDS KIDS! Each according to his own pace… The group running on behalf of ALEH’s kids unites a spectrum of runners ranging in age and level of fitness, and taking part in different tracks of the race.  Whether you exercise regularly or never practice, whether … Read More

Russell Robinson visits Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran

Russell Robinson CEO of JNF commits to continued partnership with Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran I first met Russell Robinson in 2004, during the time I spent in Harvard University as a senior research fellow. Already then we agreed upon a strong partnership between Aleh Negev and JNF, even though at that point the village was just a stretch of yellow desert … Read More

IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz Visits Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran

Last week, Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran was honored by a visit from IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz.  Lt. Gantz was accompanied by Major General (res) Doron Almog, Chairman of Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran, who showed him the Village’s new therapy riding center, hydrotherapy pool, safari, integrative kindergartens, and the bustling outpatient rehabilitation center servicing hundreds of residents from the Negev area. … Read More

Women of Colorado Bring Joy to ALEH Negev’s Babies

The babies of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran’s High Dependency Wing are enjoying the new look in their rooms thanks to the wonderful women of CUFI, who came from Colorado to paint the ward and bring joy and warmth to these very special children. Before their trip, the women teamed up with their Colorado friends to sew over 170 dolls and teddy … Read More

Major General Doron Almog receives Honorary Fellow

The Board of Governors of the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College recently bestowed Doron Almog with the title of Honorary Fellow in recognition of his great contribution to the security of the State of Israel during his service as General of the Southern Command and within his various public positions and research; and for his great contribution on behalf of the … Read More

"Mr. Basketball" visits ALEH Negev

“Mr. Basketball” Tal Brody, an American-Israeli former basketball star and current Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, took the time and courage to visit ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran during these difficult days of constant rocket bombardment. His guestbook post was a warm tribute to the staff and administration of the village: “To Doron [Almog, Chairman of the village] and the entire staff, Thank … Read More

Thanks to You, It’s One Big Party in ALEH’s Shelters

It’s ironic, but it seems like these days, life at ALEHMoriah is one big party. Thanks to our many caring friends and supporters worldwide, we have been enjoying some extra-special activities and performances during our prolonged stays in the sheltered rooms.  We also got to take a get-away trip far away from the booms, all the way up North to … Read More

THANK YOU! From the Children of ALEH

Thank You to all the brave soldiers who fight so that we should be safe! We pray for your welfare and for the wellbeing of all of our people. We hope this war will be over very soon. Love, the Children of ALEH

ALEH and its volunteers proud recipient of Ometz Award 2014

ALEH and its volunteers are proud to be the recipient of Ometz Award 2014: “for its lofty social work that aims to close the gaps between youth with cognitive, developmental and motor disabilities and various medical and supportive conditions and regular youth; and bestowing upon them happiness and hope.” We are honored to be recognized for our efforts on behalf … Read More

A Tribute to Melissa Caplan ob"m

My acquaintance with Melissa was intense, enigmatic, and inspiring – and cut painfully short.  She had introduced herself in an email, writing of her work for Salesforce, a high-tech company located in San Francisco.  Melissa expressed her sincere desire to come to Israel for a few months to volunteer for ALEH Negev – Nahalat Eran, to help Israeli society’s most … Read More

ALEH residents join the Prime Minister at a Graduation Ceremony for IAF pilots

A strong nation is one that does not leave its most vulnerable members behind. This message was exemplified by Major Gen. Amir Eshel, Commander of the Israeli Air Force, who invited disabled children of Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitation Village to the Graduation Ceremony of the IAF Pilots’ Course. Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu was also in attendance, and he greeted ALEH’S … Read More

Moshe Ivgy Visits ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran

Moshe Ivgy, famous Israeli actor and film director, visited ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran and connected in a deep and powerful way with its severely disabled residents and high-dependent children, the rehab patients and their families, and the village staff and caregivers. In his words: “I have no words… I thought such places exist only in cartoons. I am deeply moved by … Read More

Love Israel, Love ALEH

Love Israel, Love ALEH was held on Friday, September 19 at the New Hope Church in Roseburg, Oregon. Reverend Robert Rapp, who helped organize the event described the evening: “It was a wonderful evening with great Jewish foods prepared by the ladies. We began the event with the sounding of the Shofar and all those in attendance loved it!  Pastor … Read More


In response to great demand, plans are underway to establish a Rehabilitation Hospital on premises at Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran. The hospital, built under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, will serve as a leading rehabilitation center in the Negev region, offering quality rehab services in a fully supportive medical environment. Currently, there is no rehabilitation hospital in the entire … Read More

ALEH Bnei Brak Kids on Vacation!

30 severely disabled children – including feeding tubes, wheelchairs, medicines, oxygen tanks etc. – enjoyed a long-awaited 3-day vacation in Kibbutz Galon! It was a well-deserved break following a difficult summer of sirens and tension, during which the children remained indoors for days on end. A special Thank You to all the volunteers whose hard work and dedication made this … Read More

Major General (Res) Doron Almog Receives Honorary Fellowship Award from the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, in recognition of his contribution to the security and social betterment of Israel

The Board of Governors of the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College recently bestowed Doron Almog with the title of Honorary Fellow in recognition of his great contribution to the security of the State of Israel during his service as General of the Southern Command and within his various public positions and research; and for his great contribution on behalf of the … Read More

Benny Gantz, Chief of General Staff of IDF Salutes Aleh Negev-Nahalat Eran Workers

Av 5764 August 2014 Doron Almog, Major Gen. (Res), Chairman, ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Masada Sekely, Director, ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Yehuda Marmorstein, Director General, ALEH Doron, my dear friend! I was glad to receive your letter describing how the staff of the ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitation Village coped with the challenges they faced during the period of Operation Protective Edge. The … Read More

Boston Teens send gifts of love!

Everyone loves receiving care packages from afar. It is so heartwarming to know that someone far away is thinking about you, and it is always a treat to excitedly unwrap a package, anticipating the goodies inside… But the experience is doubly special when there is a war going on; when you have been kept indoors for weeks and your spirits … Read More

38 Years Since Operation Entebbe

38 Years Since Operation Entebbe By Doron Almog, Major Gen. (Res) Today I was at a memorial ceremony for Yoni Netanyahu z”l, held on Mount Herzl. The memories of that night jump up at me, unbidden. I share with you my thoughts on the operation, as I wrote them 3 years ago…. I was the first soldier to land there, … Read More

Professor Alan Dershowitz Shows Solidarity with Residents of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran

“People are judged by the way they treat their most vulnerable citizens. Here every human being is a treasure to be loved, helped and respected. May you go from strength to strength.” – Professor Alan Dershowitz Professor Alan Dershowitz, a leading supporter and defender of the State of Israel, visited ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitation Village this month together with his … Read More

A Volunteers’ Salute to Major General (Res) Doron Almog

The ALEH network of centers salutes Major General (Res) Doron Almog, Chairman of the ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Rehabilitation Village, upon his receipt of the Presidential Award for Voluntarism. Presented by President Shimon Peres in conjunction with the National Council of Voluntarism in Israel, the prestigious award recognized Mr. Almog’s ongoing efforts to raise the standard and quality of rehabilitation for … Read More

Love Animals? Give ALEH's Kids an Animal to Love!

Two wonderful children from South Africa recently sent in a generous donation to ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran’s Safari Program. The children “adopted” a snake and goat and even named them! Slithers and Gingko look forward to meeting their amazing sponsors whenever they are next in Israel. Here is the family’s* warm note: “Being nature lovers from South Africa, our children (aged … Read More

Weekend Wonders – A SHARED SHABBAT

It took months of planning, scores of dedicated volunteers, a host of families and the warm hospitality of an entire community – but the Shabbat surpassed all expectations!           


The ALEH administration, staff and children are honored to welcome Mrs. Yohanna Arbib to the ALEH family, with her acceptance of the position of President of ALEH. Yohanna brings with her the knowledge and experience gained from a long career of activism on behalf of Israel and various Jewish causes, foremost through her 30-year involvement with Keren Hayesod (United Israel … Read More