Grand Opening of ALEH Negev!

Grand Opening of ALEH Negev!

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006


Jun 7, 2006

Supporters, friends and dignitaries from around the world gathered on June 5-6 to celebrate the Grand Opening of ALEH Negev.

Monday evening a dinner reception was held at Hangar 11, the stylish private club on the Tel Aviv harbour. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was the Distinguished Guest of Honor at the event, along with Major General (Res.) Doron Almog, Chairman of ALEH Negev and father of Eran, a resident of the new facility. The Three Tenors performed in concert.

The next day, June 6, a large tent was set up at the ALEH Negev site in Merchavim, with a delicious buffet arranged inside. Guest Speakers at the event included Major General (Res.) Doron Almog and Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel, and numerous government officials.

Representatives of Keren Sacta-Rashi, Keren Hayesod, the Safra Foundation and international JNF organizations, as well as Sheila Kurtzer, past President of ALEH Negev, were among the visitors from across the globe.

Perhaps the most important guests were the young adults currently living at ALEH Negev who attended the ceremony in their wheelchairs, along with their families and caregivers. These residents sat with the rest of the guests, surrounded by the love of the hundreds of people who came to celebrate with them, enjoying the food and company.

A moving tour of the ALEH Negev facilities included a visit to the beautiful and spotless rooms in the Residential Centers, the nearly-completed Paramedical Center and Hi-Dependency Hospital Wing and a display of the crafts produced in the Workshop Therapy Program.

 

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Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, PM Ehud Olmert, Major General (Res) Doron Almog, Yehuda Marmorstein
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Dov Lautman with PM Ehud Olmert
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Avshalom and Illana Nuriel with PM Ehud Olmert
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Jack Dimenstein with PM Ehud Olmert
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Gail Seal of JNF-UK with PM Ehud Olmert

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Ezra Marcus of the Safra Foundation with PM Ehud Olmert
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Giulio Fitz and granddaughter with PM Ehud Olmert
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Shlomo Gur and Avner Azulai of the Rich Foundation with PM Ehud Olmert

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Raine and Stanley Silverstein with Motti Dotan and PM Ehud Olmert
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Alicia Jacoby, daughter of Harvey Kaylie, with PM Ehud Olmert
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Natan Chetz with PM Ehud Olmert
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Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harounian with PM Ehud Olmert
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Rob Rubin of Aleh-Chicago with PM Ehud Olmert
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Noam Lanir with PM Ehud Olmert
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Laurent Trau of the Rich Foundation with PM Ehud Olmert
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Simon Winters and Gail Seal of JNF-UK with the Marmorsteins

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Alan Sacks, Jack Dimenstein, Yehuda Marmorstein, Stanley Fischer

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Ruti and Nimrod Novick with the Marmorsteins
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Yossi Kahana with Arkadi Gaydamac
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Jack Harounian and friends
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Podium at Aleh Negev Grand Opening
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Partial view of the crowd
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Maj. Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog, with his son, Eran and wife, Didi
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Maj. Gen. (Res.) Doron, Eran and Didi Almog
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Committment Pact signed by guests
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Benny Ganz, Major General of the Northern Command
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Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi Doron
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Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel
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Avner Mori, head of Merchavim Regional Council
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Eli Elialouf of the Sacta-Rashi Foundation
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Israela Nevo, Director of Aleh Negev with Major General (Res) Doron Almog
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