Why the Bride Visited ALEH On Her Wedding Day

Why the Bride Visited ALEH On Her Wedding Day

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018


For more than a decade, Reuven has been the security guard at ALEH’s residential facility in Jerusalem.  But he does so much more than just guard the door.  He helps the staff arrange transport for the residents, cheers up parents who have been having a tough day, teaches volunteers how to use the equipment, and greets everyone with a smile and a kind word.  And over the years, he has frequently brought his children to work with him so that they can better understand the vital work being done at ALEH and the importance of inclusion.

So, it was no surprise that Reuven’s daughter, Hodaya, wanted to stop by ALEH on her wedding day to share the celebration with her ALEH family.  After spending so much time watching her father and the ALEH staff and volunteers work, Hodaya jumped in and got involved.  And in the process, she became friends with some of the purest souls she had ever met.  To Hodaya, her ALEH family is a blessing and her special day would not have been complete without their inclusion.