Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh Visits Israel’s Most Severely Disabled Children

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Baltimore Jewish Life – Sep 6, 2012
By BJLife News Room

“Crash Course” on Israel and Judaism brought Pugh to ALEH to see how Jewish Nation cares for its own

JERUSALEM, Israel – September 6 –On Wednesday, August 29, Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh visited the Bnei Brak facility of ALEH (, Israel’s largest network of facilities for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities.  Senator Pugh, who was in Israel for a crash course on Israel and Judaism, stopped by ALEH to see how the Jewish nation cares for its most vulnerable citizens.

Senator Pugh was very impressed with the attention given to each child by ALEH’s dedicated staff and volunteers as well as the pioneering rehabilitative techniques and technology developed by the organization to aid and care for Israel’s disabled population

In addition to a full tour of ALEH’s Bnei Brak facility, Senator Pugh interacted with the residents and discussed with staff members the ways in which the methods employed by ALEH could be utilized to help special needs populations around the world.

“We are delighted that Senator Pugh took the time to visit us and hope that she will spread the message of acceptance of the disabled far and wide.  With every visitor who falls in love with our precious children, we move one step closer to a better, more caring world,” said Sarah Herskowitz, ALEH’s director of international relations.


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