DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS
As part of our focus on improving the quality of life in Israel for all its citizens, Jewish National Fund is ensuring that no member of Israeli society is left behind. The fact that nearly 13% of Israel’s citizens are considered physically or mentally challenged is an opportunity for us to live our values. We believe passionately that the inclusion of people with disabilities and special needs should be woven tightly into the fabric of Jewish life. All the more so in Israel.
That is why, as Israel continues to grow beyond its bustling Tel Aviv-Haifa-Jerusalem Corridor, our focus on services for people with disabilities and special needs is strategically located in the Negev and Galilee.
Through a variety of initiatives and partnerships, JNF is providing state-of-the-art rehabilitative services, special education and medical care in areas where they were previously unavailable. Beyond the medical, we are also ensuring that recreational facilities, including forests, parks, picnic areas, playgrounds and nature trails, are inclusive for visitors of all ability levels.
Last year, Emek HaShalom, a completely accessible nature preserve that’s totally wheelchair friendly, welcomed one million visitors—including many of the 35,000 citizens with special needs.
Join us in this special work. Your donation to Disabilities & Special Needs will help make Israel a more inclusive and more loving community.
State-of-the-Art Rehabilitative Services
Special Needs and the IDF