ALEH’s children are like you in so many ways. It’s true that they face big challenges every day in order to take care of their basic needs. But much like you, our kids enjoy laughter, friendship, love, and knowing that someone cares about them.
With your help, we can make their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs a day to remember for everyone.
Each year, we hold special celebrations for children who otherwise would not have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. This takes a huge amount of effort, financial resources, and careful planning.
What is ‘Twinning’
‘Twinning’ means that you would mark your special day by pairing up with an ALEH child who is also becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah in order to help them enjoy their big day as well. You can join us in Israel to meet and celebrate with your ‘twin’ or you can sponsor their celebration from overseas.
Some kids celebrate with their ALEH ‘twins’ at the Western Wall on the day of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Others ask family and friends to donate to their ‘twin’ in lieu of a regular Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift. And some even create fundraising campaigns to benefit their ‘twins.’ Whatever you choose, this act will have a real and lasting impact on you and your ALEH ‘twin.’
Your ‘twin’ will also receive a gift from you that will help them further develop their abilities. This may be a new piece of equipment or a new program or therapy. In addition, you will receive a special plaque and a photo album of the ALEH Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
But it doesn’t end there…
You are invited to keep in touch with your ‘twin’, follow your twin’s personal milestones, and share your future exciting celebrations with the whole ALEH family.
Please note: ALEH’s Israel-based network of facilities for children with severe complex disabilities is in no way affiliated with the Aleh Foundation of Brooklyn, NY. All inquiries and donations for our extensive activities across Israel should be made via this website only.