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New facilities in Eddy Shore Kindergardens

At the "Tzavta" Eddie Shore kindergarten complex, located in Jerusalem's Gonenim neighborhood, SHEKEL gives tens of 3-6 year-old kids with special needs the opportunity to enjoy an extended kindergarten day as an integral part of Jerusalem's general kindergarten community.

Year-end concert of the "Integrative Orchestra"

At a moving end-of-year concert, the Israel Integrative Orchestra ascended the stage and proved to the packed audience of 150 people that music has no limitations or boundaries.

נקודת איסוף מוצרים ל"מציאון" בקניון מודיעין

HaMezion's great heart and even greater bargains, are now available to even more people at more locations!

SHEKEL board members at tour in Ramat Rachel

A fascinating day-tour, highlighting some of SHEKEL’s exceptional initiatives and programs, was undertaken by SHEKEL president, Ms. Lihi Lapid, together with chairman, Haim Ariel, and various board members. Led by SHEKEL CEO, Clara Feldman, the tour focused on SHEKEL’s Jerusalem-based programs.

Community theater in Shoham

SHEKEL’s “Yachad” leisure and enrichment club, for 12-30 year-olds with special needs, didn’t let the pandemic stop them in their tracks.

Keshet students and Erez

Erez always knew he wanted to live independently in his own apartment. As an employee in Jerusalem's light rail corporation, he was convinced he could lead a fulfilling independent life. However, despite his best efforts, his apartment remained in dilapidated condition, and his dream began to fade before his eyes. All that changed when he joined SHEKEL's "Supported Independent Living" program.

Girls of the Yavneh Group in the selterr

SHEKEL apartment residents on kibbutz Yavne and moshav Massuoth Yitzhak, hold up under relentless rocket attacks.

Alumim - Selfie during alarms

When a missile was intercepted and blown up over Kibbutz Alumim in the middle of the night and further sirens were heard, SHEKEL residents knew exactly what to do and how to react. They supported each other with great sensitivity and took comfort from looking at selfies they had taken during previous attacks.

We salute our residents on Kibbutz Alumim for acting so responsibly and bravely, and for being so caring.  

Couples Workshop Participants, Ronnie Koban Channel 11

On TV Kan 11, Roni Kobun joins an eye-opening and deeply moving workshop on romantic love for young people on the autism spectrum who seek romantic relationships.

Masuoth Yitzhak's SHEKEL apartment - Purim 2021

Residents of moshav Masuoth Yitzhak's SHEKEL apartment, "A House in the Community", have already started celebrating Purim, turning their apartment into an ocean of fun!! We applaud the super team of residents and staff for the fantastic atmosphere and decoration.   

SHEKEL gets vaccinated

A true celebration, as hundreds of SHEKEL apartment residents and their support teams were vaccinated at SHEKEL House, Jerusalem, in a joint operation with Israel's Magen David Adom (emergency medical service).

Following the sweeping success of Alter-Nativ’s pioneering first class, where young people with special needs received comprehensive professional training in theater-related fields, SHEKEL and the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio (Israel’s premiere drama school), have now launched their second class, numbering 12 participants.