If you are looking for a charity that is based totally on love, giving, kindness, growth, and real, true happiness... look no further than ALEH!
ALEH is a very special place for very special people. Highly motivated and well educated staff work tirelessly every single day to give kids and adults with severe multiple disabilities love, developmental help and top treatment. May they be blessed to be able to continue this holy work.
ALEH Israel is not what you expect it to be - it's not some run down and dirty building, with angry and underpaid staff and neglected kids. ALEH is a happy place, on all levels. The kids are being genuinely cared for, plaid and worked with. Staff and parents, volunteers and batei/bnei sherut work hand ind hand to help the residents go beyond their doctor's and their own expectations. ALEH is a home, a school, a kindergarten, a playground, a work place. It's warm and caring, happy and sometimes sad, nurturing and encouraging. ALEH is a community, and whoever is part of it, is truly blessed.
I love this organization! The staff are literally living angels! Simply watch this and you will see that ALEH is truly making a real difference in the lives of Israeli children with severe and complex disabilities!
Candy and Yoni Lipschitz, the proud parents of six beautiful children, including ALEH residents Dinah and Kayla, two young women with severe complex disabilities. For years, Candy and Yoni scoured their native South Africa and many other countries in search of a framework that would allow Dinah and Kayla to grow and thrive. When they stumbled upon ALEH, they knew that they had finally found a true partner who could provide their daughters with the medical, rehabilitative and therapeutic care and educational, vocational and social opportunities they needed to reach their greatest potentials. – “ALEH does not see disability, they see human beings, and they maximize their potential.”
Meet Ofra Nir, a mother of three who sought out ALEH after her young son was severely injured in an accident. Thanks to the warmth, love and devoted care of ALEH’s professional staff and volunteers, Ofra has watched her son grow and develop well beyond her expectations. – “Everyone involved in any aspect of this place are saints to us – they all have a special place in heaven.”
ALEH’s international volunteers come from varied cultural backgrounds, speak different languages and travel to Israel for many different reasons, but they all decide to become ALEH volunteers after falling in love with ALEH’s mission of advancing disability care, inclusion, equity and access in Israel and beyond. Year after year, this diverse group of incredible women and men from tens of countries around the globe work side by side as ambassadors of kindness, helping our ALEH children with severe complex disabilities realize their greatest potentials.
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ALEH transformed the 8th annual Jerusalem Marathon into a celebration of disability inclusion and acceptance. With participants in every race, cheering sections on every sideline, and one of the largest groups at the 800-meter ‘Community Track,’ including more than 50 “runners” with severe disabilities, ALEH was everywhere at once, spreading the message of inclusion and highlighting the importance of quality care for Israel’s disability community.
Boasting more than 100 runners of all ages, ‘ALEH Ascend,’ the organization’s inclusive running team, was a force to be reckoned with on the 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon tracks. Team members included young men and women from the Tri-State area currently on gap year programs, officers from the Jerusalem Police Department, firefighters from the Jerusalem Fire Department, doctors and nurses from Hadassah Medical Center, and top lawyers from the firms of Goldfarb Seligman, Ephraim Abramson & Co., Herzog Fox & Neeman (HFN), and Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal (Meitar).
While ALEH Ascend made its mark at the competitive races, a group of officers from the Jerusalem Police Department and their ALEH running partners won the day on the ‘Community Track’ for the fifth straight year. After months of training, the officers used specialized walkers and words of encouragement to lead the ALEH residents down the 500-meter stretch as hundreds of ALEH supporters cheered them on. In some cases, the police officers actually wore residents who could not use walkers in special walking harnesses, giving children who have never even moved their own legs the ability to “run” in the marathon.
All told, more than 500 ALEH supporters attended the Jerusalem Marathon to support the organization’s vital work and promote disability inclusion in Israel.
Learn more about ALEH: www.ALEH.org
ALEH is a very special organisation, caring for very special children. I have been involved with ALEH for a number of years now and I am still impressed by the quality of care that I see every time and again.
ALEH is a great organization. I have been volunteering with them now for over 2.5 years now and am still impressed by what I see and experience. The loving care for the residents and the professional attitude. ALEH is worth your support!
The endless care and innitiative is inspiring for whom ever walks those doors...
The people who work at Aleh and the volunteers are angels.
There's so much to be done - but whatever is done is always with a huge smile and great care.
The parents od Aleh children say "this place hasn't just changed their lives...they actually started living". I wish for them to always have that smile and big heart when taking care of these great children. This place does make a change! and a big one!
I live in the neighborhood of ALEH in Jerusalem. I see the children going out to the zoo, the beach, a nature hike, a weekend sleepover and more. I see them dancing in the courtyard and being taken for a march over the Jerusalem bridge. The atmosphere is always so positive and the attitude is that the kids deserve the best! The volunteers are so devoted and it's incredible to see how much they love the children and really give of their whole hearts.
ALEH is an organization that is all heart - caring for children and adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities and medical conditions, most of whom are totally dependent for all basic daily living activities. ALEH provides top quality medical and rehabilitative care, schooling and vocational opportunities; at the same time it invests so much effort and resources into giving the kids a real quality of life - there is always some interesting activity or outing or community integration going on, and the kids show their enjoyment with the most beautiful smiles. I love going to ALEH because I feel the kids are my friends, and they give back to me in a deep way that can't be expressed in words.
Over the last decade, I absolutely fell in love with ALEH. Initially, ALEH was my client, and I worked diligently to secure media coverage for the organization. But for every story placed in the media, there were 100 more happening behind the scenes that blew my mind and filled my heart - innovative approaches to disability care and inclusion, the highest attention paid to every child's individual needs, development far beyond initial prognoses thanks to the dedication of ALEH's professional staff and volunteers. To me, ALEH represents the very best of humanity. As a member of the ALEH team, it is now my privilege to help the organization advance disability care, inclusion, equity and access in Israel (and beyond).
I already heard about ALEH the Netherlands. I learned about their amazing work and commitment towards their residents. After visiting the ALEH Negev- and Jerusalem facilities, those feelings were only confirmed. A special place for special people. I enjoyed the staff's professionalism and pleasantness. Plus, for the residents' families, there are no 'visiting hours', that shows a great sense of transparency. Dear greetings!
ALEH is just an amazing organisation, An organisation that respects all human beings just as they are. ALEH gives the children love and patience, takes care of their special needs. Includes them into our society - believes in their abilities... With the team of great doctors, nurses, professionals, care givers, friends, donors and wonderful volunteers ALEH is already the winner! The winner of the moral ethic in our society!
I have been in a tour at Aleh facility in the Negev and was stunned! I never expected to see such a beautiful and relaxed place! We saw the children being taken care of by workers and volunteers who try to bring a smile to their face. The whole place is like a big clean and pleasant park that includes a little zoo, swimming pool amd more facilities. Very nice to see how they invest. Well done for your holy work!
I've met many of ALEH's volunteers and staff, each of whom was a wonderful, caring and dedicated individual. The work that ALEH does is exceptional. ALEH is constantly updating their technology and improving their centers, ensuring that their standard of care is the highest. There is nothing like the smiles seen on the faces of ALEH's residents.
What made me decide to join the ALEH family? It was the day I walked into the Jerusalem center. I was not there as part of a guided tour or a planned visit, and it was clear that I was witnessing daily life at ALEH just as it was, without any pretense or show. I was immediately struck by the warm, personal connections between residents and their dedicated caregivers, as well as the superlative level of support. While I had previously volunteered at a number of facilities for people with developmental disabilities, I had never seen and experienced anything like this. ALEH felt like a real home, a place in which each person was treated as an individual, where feelings were given their due, where communication went far beyond speaking, where programs and therapies were tailored to each resident's capabilities. Now, over a decade later, I have seen amazing advancements in rehabilitative technology and inclusion, but the underlying foundation of care - where each resident is seen and valued for who they are - has not changed. I am proud to be associated with this organization.
Seeing firsthand how Aleh changes the lives of the most vulnerable was a life-changing experience.
The love and care that ALEH imparts to residents - babies, children, teens, young adults and adults - can be felt in the air as soon as you enter one of the ALEH buildings. ALEH gives its all to residents, their families and the community-at-large, never compromising on professionalism, always searching for a better way to advance and improve the lives of those who cannot care for themselves. By reaching out to the community and expounding the principles of acceptance and equality, ALEH is making our lives better as well, and making our world a better place to live in.
ALEH is an amazing organization that is so professional and at the same time so warm and caring. The children are treated with real dignity and the families have so much comfort. It's so special to see how they take the children out for weekends, with their feeding tubes and medical paraphenelia. Nothing stops them!
I have worked for several years with agencies for the disabled, but I have never come across a place like ALEH Village!
Two years ago, I visited Israel for the first time. On the plane ride back home, I noticed a donation envelope on the seat of the plane for ALEH.
I went home and searched for ALEH on the internet. I was completely enamored with the vision and the mission of ALEH.
I noticed that there were opportunities for people to be International Volunteers at ALEH. I applied and was approved.
This was one of the greatest decisions of my life. ALEH is an organization like no other.
Those who receive services from ALEH receive more than professional help - they receive massive doses of Love.
I have a daughter with special needs and I know how important it is for caregivers to truly care - from the heart.
ALEH is a great place. Full of love and compassion.
Laughter and music are the common sounds. ALEH is truly a place full of light!
ALEH is such a warm, caring, loving place where children and young adults with severe disabilities are given the best of everything! Medical care, rehabilitation, every type of therapy, schooling, and more but the most important thing that ALEH gives these folks is lots and lots of LOVE! I am attaching a fantastic video I recently saw about just one amazing aspect of ALEH.
Aleh is An amazing organisation. We have worked for three months in Aleh- Jeruzalem. The people very kind andere it was amazing tot see the love, for the children, but also for us, as voluteers. It was a great time with a lot of party's, food andere most of all love. A place where the staff are good for jews and arab children.
Thomas & Erica Wierks
We are Thomas (25) and Erica(22). We come from the Netherlands and we are married now for a year. After we been married we made the decision to spend our time and to serve in Israël. We wanted to be a blessing for the country and especially the Jewish people, because we are christian and we believe that Israël and the Jewish people have a special place in G'ds heart. We really want to show them the love of our messiah Yeshua by deeds. So we saw on different places, like in a church, in a magazine of Christians for Israël and Isreality and on internet advertising for Aleh. So we made the decision to serve there. We we are in Aleh now for 7 weeks. Aleh is an awesome nonprofit organisation, where they really take you as a volunteer into their "family". It is so nice to see that the longer you work with the children/teens of Aleh, the more they recognize you. At the beginning we worked with the children and didn't see much of response, but after a week the children/teens responded to us more and more. Now after a week we have been able to build a special bond with different children/teens. To see their wide smile or sometimes small smile, all the work is worth more. It is also very nice to work in Aleh, because you are also seen as a volunteer. They really need you as a volunteer, and they also show that to us. At the beginning it was sometimes difficult to get used to the way the employees talk to each other, because it is a whole different mentality than we are used to in the Netherlands. But colleagues are also very friendly and show you their gratitude almost every day. We love Aleh and all the people in there. It has become our second family.
Thomas and Erica (the Netherlands)
There are many reasons why ALEH is considered Israel’s foremost network of care for
children with severe complex disabilities.
ALEH’s individualized therapies and advanced medical care have empowered hundreds of children and young adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities to advance well beyond their initial prognoses. ALEH is also renowned for its supportive residential environments, special education schools, pioneering rehabilitative programs and child development centers serving the wider community.
Just as importantly, ALEH has helped bring about a crucial shift in societal attitudes towards individuals with disabilities, spreading the light of inclusion in Israel and beyond.
Disability doesn't mean inability.
It simply means adaptability.
In a world full of obstacles and exclusionary practices, ALEH
promotes the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with all levels of abilities.
ALEH is amazing! I strong advise anyone who can, to contribute, volunteer, visit, get involved!
ALEH is a first class facility for children and adults with special needs. As a donor, I know my contribution is going to help these children and not to costly overhead. The staff from the directors to the cook are all so warm, caring and loving and I see feel privileged to be a part of the ALEH family!
I loved every moment of my volunteer stint at ALEH. I saw so clearly how these kids have the same feelings and emotions as all of us, they just can't express it in the same way. I loved bringing them joy and seeing their faces light up with such purity. ALEH's care for the children is unsupassed - they really go all out to provide the best quality of life possible.
I have always believed that ALEH is a place where angels care for angels. Never before have I seen such care and compassion on display constantly. ALEH's staff and volunteers are unparalleled in their devotion to each individual child and the greater goals of accessibility, inclusion and quality care for individuals with disabilities. ALEH is changing the face of Israel and giving hope to children with severe complex disabilities and their families. I am a proud donor of this warm and wonderful world-changing organization.
ALEH is a great organisation. I have been volunteering with them now for 2 years and am still impressed by the quality of care and the love for the residents that I experience. ALEH is SUPER!
ALEH is not just a special education school, rehabilitation hospital, or therapy center...it's a family. I can not recommend ALEH highly enough.
ALEH is amazing! Every time I visit the facilities I am amazed at the energy! It feels like a real family!
after visiting the ALEH facility in the Negev and seeing first hand the amazing work they do for children and adults with disabilities, I know that there are angles on earth! It is rare to see such devotion and dedication and I for one was truly impressed and inspired.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Aleh's care and commitment to a population often forgotten is unparalleled.
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.
Worked last summer as a volunteer at ALEH negev in the hospital. Never bin in a place with so much love. Had an amazing month and learned a lot.
Volunteering at Aleh made me the person I am today! I worked there last year in 2014 as a volunteer. When you first walk into Aleh you feel a sense of love. When I arrived home from my time away (Australia) I changed my university degree from design to social work in hope to one day come back to Aleh work. The kids will melt your heart, I didn't speak Hebrew, but I learned one thing, at Aleh they speak the language of love...
There are no words that can capture how truly amazing ALEH is. This past summer I had the honor of interning at ALEH Negev. As a student from the US, I was amazed by the amount of hands on experience I was given. I learned so much about the clients I worked with and saw them for who they are rather than what disability they have. All staff and volunteers show so much love and care for each resident. I am so grateful for my experience with ALEH and hope to work with this amazing non-profit organization one day in the future.
I am so happy that I had a chance to tour ALEH while in Jerusalem. I was extremely moved by the kindness and compassion shown to the children. ALEH does such important work caring for Israel's most vulnerable population. ALEH truly makes a difference in so many lives.
ALEH is an amazing org! Top quality professionals with a heart, who care passionately about the children and look beyond their disabilities to the spirit within. Every time I visit any of the facilities I am amazed at the positive energy, the joy, the way the kids are treated with so much dignity, and the ongoing therapies and rehab that is so intense, way beyond government funding.
Found ALEH by accident, and glad I did. The staff, facilities, and care given to Israel's disabled is outstanding. I was given a tour of the Negev location and was absolutely impressed. I intend to keep donating to this very worthy cause!