Glowing photos of SHEKEL volunteers and the people with disabilities they help, were a great attraction at the opening of the Jerusalem municipality's inspiring photo exhibition, devoted to the far-reaching work of the city's volunteers.
Mayor Moshe Lion, instantly connected with the SHEKEL volunteers and their meaningful work with people with disabilities. According to Nicky Kreiger, director of the municipality's voluntary unit, inspiration for creating the exhibition was triggered by a moving picture photographed by volunteer photographer, Adena Levine, of a SHEKEL volunteer communicating with housing resident, Uri Drori z''l, who had severe disabilities.
The photos, taken by Levine, show SHEKEL's national service volunteers, Hur Kedar and Roni Avior, helping people with disabilities work at assembly and candle-making. Volunteer
Shoshana Shinnar, is seen guiding people at SHEKEL's sewing studio. Long-time SHEKEL volunteer, Osnat Drori, who set up an annual film event for disabled film makers with an awards ceremony for outstanding SHEKEL staff, in her late husband, Gidon Drori's, name, is seen here with Jerusalem mayor and photographer, Adena Levine, next to the iconic photo of their son with a SHEKEL volunteer.
The exhibition is open to the public between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. until April 18, at the Hechal Shlomo Jewish Heritage Museum, 58 King George St., Jerusalem