“I Cannot Change the Past, but I Can Extend Sincere Hope for a Better Future”

On Sunday, February 14, 2021, 2 Adar 5781, a moving ceremony took place at the Holocaust Survivor’s Hall in the Senior Citizens Center of Ofakim in memory of the six million Jews murdered in the Second World War. The ceremony, originally scheduled to take place on International Holocaust Day, was postponed due to a national […]

ADI Jerusalem Reopens to Visitors!

Following a comprehensive vaccination campaign for students and staff, ADI Jerusalem slowly and cautiously reopened its doors to visitors after almost a year of strict self-quarantine and COVID-regulated seclusion. ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran chairman Major-Gen. (res.) Doron Almog and village CEO Avi Wortzman were first to take advantage of the reopening to visit colleague Shlomit Grayevsky, […]

Do Away with Pre-Purim Pressure, Order Mishloach Manot from ADI Jerusalem

With all the pressures of the past corona year – uncertainty, lockdowns, quarantines and on-again off-again school – who has time to think about preparing Mishloach Manot (Purim gift bags)? ADI Jerusalem rehabilitative workshop students have stepped in to help, taking the initiative by putting together handsome gift bags that will enhance anyone’s Purim. As […]

Londoner raises nearly £2,000 for ALEH after walking 36 miles

In June, Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson, Rabbi of Beit Baruch and Director of Chabad of Belgravia, arranged an inspiring Zoom lecture for his congregants with Israeli war hero and disability inclusion icon Major General (Res.) Doron Almog about ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, the ALEH network’s residential and rehabilitative village in Israel’s south, of which he is the […]

The ADI family deeply mourns the untimely passing of Mr. Judah Hertz

The ADI family deeply mourns the untimely passing of Mr. Judah Hertz of California, a dear friend, noble and benevolent man, and renowned philanthropist, who made it his mission in life to support and empower those in greatest need. Judah will forever be remembered for his boundless generosity towards the residents of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran […]

14 Years Without Eran

It is universally accepted that it is a father’s responsibility to educate his son.  As it says in our great Books of Wisdom, the Book of Proverbs (chapter 1, verse 8): “Listen, my son, to the words of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother.”  It very clearly states “Listen, my […]

We’ve Only Just Begun to Grow: A Homegrown Tu B’Shvat at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran

Staff and residents of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran celebrated this year’s Tu B’Shavt, the New Year for trees, by planting, harvesting and sampling produce grown at the village’s unique  and innovative accessible agricultural farm. Village staff set out for the farm area in small groups of corona-regulated capsules and once there were treated to delicious vegetable […]

It’s All in the Name: Ability, Diversity, Inclusion

In a modest, corona-compliant event for staff and National Service volunteers, ADI Jerusalem (formerly ALEH) celebrated the center’s new name, emphasizing the three important attributes of Ability, Diversity and Inclusion. As a locale ensemble stood behind a thick plastic partition, rotating capsules of staff, divided by division, made their way outside to enjoy the music, […]

Descendants of Holocaust perpetrators seek atonement in Israel

By Sam Sokol When a German teenager named Setti Pfeiffer begins her day in Israel helping severely disabled children, she often thinks of her great-grandfathers. Almost eight decades ago, Pfeiffer’s maternal great-grandfather Herman Bernhardt helped build the Auschwitz death camp. And while she doesn’t know as much about her great-grandfather on her father’s side, the […]

German teens go to Israel to atone for their families’ Holocaust history

By Michele Chabin JERUSALEM (RNS) — Like every German child, Leo Ebe spent many days in school learning about World War II and the Holocaust. But it wasn’t until Ebe’s church in Tübingen, in southern Germany, urged its members to investigate what, if any, role their relatives played in the Holocaust that he learned about […]