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Causes: International

Mission: ALEH is a rehabilitative network of centers caring for the most severely disabled children in Israel. Established in 1982, ALEH believes that every child, regardless of the severity of the physical or cognitive disability, has the right to benefit from the best available care and develop to his or her full potential. Its four facilities located in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Gedera and the Negev, provide 650 children and young adults with all the specialized services they need to live a quality life: residential living, medical care, rehabilitative and therapeutic treatment, special education, vocational training opportunities, plus social and cultural activities. As Israel’s largest organization for the severely disabled, ALEH’s groundbreaking rehabilitative concepts are changing social perceptions regarding the care for the most vulnerable amongst us.

Target demographics: children and young adults throughout Israel with sever disabilities. ALEH currently has 650 residents and services 18,000 outpatients annually.

Geographic areas served: Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Gedera, The Negev

Programs: The foundation support aleh, a rehabilitative network of centers caring for the most severely disabled children in israel.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, ALEH! I just thought I would message you with thanks. I’m from Sydney, Australia, and I volunteered for ALEH two years ago when I was on a gap year program for 5 months in Jerusalem called Israel By Choice.
When I first started at ALEH, I experienced a whirlwind of emotions. At first, I was a bit apprehensive and questioned myself and my abilities. I knew that this experience would be challenging, but little did I realize that it would be the most rewarding experience of my life. When I first got to my class, I met the beautiful children – whose names I still remember: Shimon, Sarah, and Batya.
Within a few weeks into my volunteer experience, I formed an inexplicable bond with all of the children. They taught me the simple act of communication through love rather than voice. They taught me that happiness could be found through any aspect of life. It’s been two years since my time at ALEH, and I can honestly say that there isn’t a day that goes when I don’t think about it.
I think about my kids and how happy they are being in a place like ALEH, where disability isn’t seen as a difference. I feel lucky knowing that I had the opportunity to immerse myself in such a loving and happy environment. But most importantly, I’m thankful. My work at ALEH has allowed me to change career paths, from studying design to social work. It has inspired me to peruse a career with the ultimate goal of empowering those with disabilities and educating those who may not be so familiar with the term.
I would like to thank the whole ALEH family. Thank you for providing such a beautiful, happy place for the kids that are truly the light in this world. I hope to one day return to Israel and reunite with my class again.
Best wishes,
Melanie Vesely

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last summer I worked at ALEH. Had a great time there and really enjoyed the stay.
Beautiful people and feeling a part of ALEH's family

Peter-Paul J. v.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was the first dutch volunteer for Aleh Negev. From the first day I felt my self by the residens and staff adopted as a famely member.
I was allowed to give te residents extra attention by walking and plying with them. It was amazing to see how the jewish and beduin caregivers work as a famely together to give every resident the best life that is possible for him or here. To motive them to do as much as posible by them self. I felt in love with Aleh Negev So in 2014 and 2015 I came 4 times back. (It is still emotional for me to remember when I came back that many residents recornized me, some who never say my name during my first 5 weeks welcomed me by saying PETER.).in dec 2015 I got my israelian ID. In 2016 Aleh Negev offerd me a job as caregiver. I'm proud to be allowed to to work in this amazing village for sevierly disabled residents.
Follow your Hart and great things shall happen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2014 and 2015 a was 3 periods (5 weeks, 2.5 months and 3 months) a volunteer at Aleh Negev nahalt Eran.
From the first moment a felt me excepted like a member of the Aleh Negev family. I was allowed to help the caregivers to take care of the residents. I walked many hours with them helped them during work therapie and more. It is amazing to see how every person in Aleh is giving love and kindness to the residents. For me it was the best vacation ever. I hope to come back soon. Because I miss the atmosphere, the residents the caregivers and the staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ALEH is the most beautiful family I have ever encountered. Not many people within its network of facilities across Israel are actually blood relatives, but they are all connected by the inseparable bond of compassion, commitment and care. I am inspired by both the residents and staff. This beautiful family makes me want to be a better person. Supporting ALEH is the easiest way to steer our society in the right direction: towards caring, understanding, and true inclusion.

Donor

Rating: 5

I know ALEH for about twenty years. Seeing is believing! ALEH's care, devotion proffessionalism, the attention to every last detail of the need of every single child and adult alike, ist just unparalleled. Amazing is just the beginning of how you describe ALEH. Seeing the
children thrive and progress is the best vote for ALEH! GO ALEH GO! Keep the great
work up!!

Israel V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ALEH is a very special organisation. I visited them a few years ago and was very impressed by the care and love they give to the children. So I decided that I would like to volunteer with them for some longer period, which only increases my respect for the organisation and the great people working here!

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Donor

Rating: 5

ALEh is such a special place. Every time I visit the facilities I am overwhelmed by the genuine love, care and concern that the staff gives to the children there. What impresses me the most is how happy the kids are. ALEH is, hands down, the leader in care for the disabled. I feel honored to be a part of the ALEH family!

1 Ayala Y.

Advisor

Rating: 5

ALEH is truly a family, they care for every one of their children as their own. The warmth at ALEH from the staff, to the volunteers is unparalleled. I am honored to be associated with such an incredible organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Aleh's care and commitment to a population often forgotten is unparalleled.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have actually seen all 4 of ALEH's facilities - each one is absolutely amazing. The care, dedication and love given to the disabled children is so special and noteworthy.
ALEH is more than just a special education school, rehabilitation hospital, or therapy center...it's a HOME where each and every resident is given everything they need to help them grow.