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Channel 14 special item - Cultural inclusion

You want to see how people with disabilities can be included in the fields of theater and music?

On the fourth light of Hanukah, SHEKEL and ‘HaMetzion – Chain of Second Hand Stores’, launched a new collection center at the underground parking lot of Modi’in’s Azrieli mall, intended as a drop off point for donations of clothing, household goods, jewelry, books and toys.

Annual vacation - Eliat 2021

Though for over a year, the pandemic prevented SHEKEL's "Living in the General Community" apartment residents from going on vacation, some 200 SHEKEL apartment residents and their support teams just proved they didn't for a minute forget how to have a blast!

An Inclusive View - The Rami Zemah z"l Exhibit

Rami Zemah, a graduate of SHEKEL's "Passport to the Community", participated in the joint SHEKEL-Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design program "Creating a Bond – Dialogue Through Art".

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.