Making Israel Accessible
Understanding the vital role that the outdoors plays in Israelis’ lives, JNF-USA affiliate LOTEM, provides children and adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities all across the country, through accessible hikes, educational programs, nature clubs, accessibility at heritage sites, and more.
MOTHER NATURE PROGRAM: $1,800
A safe and restorative day-long experience outdoors for mothers and their children who are victims of domestic violence that includes hiking, cooking, and art workshops that help promote trust and self confidence.
WEEKLY NATURE CLUB: $2,500
A weekly social and educational in-school program allows individuals who cannot leave their indoor environments on a regular basis to come closer to nature in a fun, creative, and informal learning environment.
LOTEM’S IN-SERVICE TRAINING: $3,600
LOTEM’s In-Service Training Center trains professionals from government, private sectors, high-tech and service industries, as well as medical and educational fields how best to integrate those with special needs into Israeli society.
SPONSOR A CLASS FIELD TRIP: $5,000
Trips are customized to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on sensory learning, baking bread and seasoning it with herbs, and making olive oil by picking the olives and grinding them using a physically accessible olive press wheel.
For other giving levels and donation opportunities for LOTEM please contact Yossi Kahana at [email protected]