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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.