Letter from Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz – Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites of Israel

September 2, 2007

I turn with affection to my dear brothers, to request that you extend your generous and caring support to the ALEH organization which is dedicated to caring for children with physical and cognitive disabilities and limitations. I am familiar with the organization’s directors and staff members personally and can attest that they are doing outstanding work in bringing joy and succor to these precious children. Now they have expanded and are poised to open the rehabilitative village ALEH NEGEV, which is especially designed for mentally disabled young adults.

It is a great mitzvah and privilege to help them generously and openhandedly and to receive them kindly, so that they are able to complete this special village.
“He who saves one Jewish soul, it is as if he saved an entire world.”
Signed by one who awaits the salvation of the Merciful G-d,

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Letter from the Chief Rabbi of Israel – Rabbi Shlomo Amar

January 3, 2006

I turn with affection to my dear brothers, to request that you extend your generous and caring support to the ALEH organization which is dedicated to caring for children with physical and cognitive disabilities and limitations. I am familiar with the organization’s directors and staff members personally and can attest that they are doing outstanding work in bringing joy and succor to these precious children. Now they have expanded and are poised to open the rehabilitative village ALEH NEGEV, which is especially designed for mentally disabled young adults.

It is a great mitzvah and privilege to help them generously and openhandedly and to receive them kindly, so that they are able to complete this special village.
“He who saves one Jewish soul, it is as if he saved an entire world.”
Signed by one who awaits the salvation of the Merciful G-d,

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Letter from Shimon Peres – President of Israel

December 12, 2004

All societies count among their population a segment with special needs, among them the handicapped and mentally disabled, the weak and the different. Societies are distinguished by their ability and desire to embrace the members of this special group of citizens or reject them, address their needs with sensitivity, understanding, tolerance and a humane approach, or pretend they are not there, treat them as equals, with equal rights, or relegate them to the fringes of society.

In Israel, the ALEH organization and its network of institutions, plays a significant role in placing Israel well and clearly in the former camp, and in keeping with an enlightened society, its notable activities are encouraged and supported by the State of Israel. With the well-being of the special-needs children, the handicapped and the mentally disabled in mind, ALEH’s mission is to create outreach projects for the benefit of this section of the population, doing much for its rehabilitation. “Southern ALEH” — a rehabilitative village in the Negev — is one such undertaking, a measure of the commitment of ALEH’s staff and volunteers to their worthy cause.

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Letter from Binyamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak

November 24, 2004

A proper society is judged by its treatment of the weak and different and its sensitivity to those with special-needs, the handicapped and limited, who are human beings just as ourselves.

In Israel there are various frameworks and organizations that are a pride to those who created them and for Israeli society in general.

The ALEH network of institutions, which views all of its activities as a sacred mission and commitment on behalf of special-needs children and the mentally disabled, is one those organizations that deserves the highest praise for its initiatives, activities and endeavors that have broken records in the advancement and rehabilitation of individuals.

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