BETH JACOB STUDENTS HELP DANIEL REALIZE HIS BAR MITZVAH DREAM

Daniel, a student at the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran special education school, dreamed of having his Bar Mitzvah in Beit HaMikdash. This may sound far-fetched, but good will, that stretched over the ocean, helped Daniel come as close as possible to realizing his dream. A class of students from the Beth Jacob school in Redwood city, […]

Heartwarming letter from Yasmine B. to her ADI Bat Mitzvah Twin!

Hi Shira, My name is Yasmine, and I am almost 12 years old. I am so exited to be your twin. As you know, Purim was a while ago, so to celebrate YOU and Purim, I started selling my old Purim costumes from my previous years, and we raised 165 pounds already. We turned my garage into a […]

BAR/BAT MITZVAH AT ADI JERUSALEM 

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a special day for every child and his or her family. At ADI Jerusalem, a series of unique activities mark the occasion. Special learning aids and methods are used to enable the children to understand and experience what it feels like to celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Last […]

INTERNATIONAL BAR MITZVAH TWINS!

To celebrate his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, David Kalmus Souss of São Paulo, Brazil twinned with Shimon, a boy from ADI Jerusalem with complex disabilities who is also preparing for his Bar Mitzvah. After receiving pictures of Shimon, David decided to raise $2,500 to help pay for Shimon’s specialized care and ensure that Shimon receives a […]

A Surprise Bat Mitzvah Gift for Shira

Yasmin is an incredible young woman from London. Recently, she celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with family and friends. Following the festivities, Yasmin decided to use some of the money she received as Bat Mitzvah gifts to make put a smile on the face of a Bat Mitzvah girl in Israel. After a little research, she […]

A VERY SPECIAL BAT MITZVAH – SHIRA AT THE KOTEL

A very unique procession entered the Old City of Jerusalem’s Dung Gate last week, led by Shira Azar in her wheelchair. Shira is a 12-year-old girl with intellectual developmental disabilities, who lives at ADI Bnei Brak, and she was on her way to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at the Kotel. The procession included about 20 […]

WRAPPED IN LOVE – POLICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Residents of ADI Moriah in Gedera have been “adopted” by the police, and were invited to be guests of honor at a police happening in Yavne. The residents, all of whom have intellectual and developmental disabilities, got VIP treatment from the police, who welcomed them joyfully and took care of their every need, ensuring that […]