“Thank you so much to everyone at Ohel Sarah for the amazing work that you do. It was an honor to see firsthand the projects and to meet your wonderful clients, children, adults and parents, and the very many people who give their time to make Ohel Sarah the wonderful place that it is. Kol Hakavod!”
Mrs. Celia Gould, spouse of former British Ambassador to Israel.
“Seeing young men working in nature is beautiful and inspiring! In this day and age, where technology suppresses man’s ability to really connect to his surroundings, I am impressed by Ohel Sarah’s encouragement of its students to appreciate and live nature.”
Mr. Chaim Messing, Chairman of the Jewish National Fund, Central Israel, during his visit to Ohel Sarah’s Therapy Greenhouse.
“It is wonderful to see these women working and being involved in meaningful employment. I am a staunch believer that people with special needs deserve to feel like contributing individuals in the community. Ohel Sarah serves as an advocate for adults with disabilities and advances their right to take an active part in society”
Mr. Eli Dadon, Chairman of the Israel National Lottery.
“I have been deeply impressed by the devotion, high professional standards, care and warmth and individual attention that each student at the organization receives…and by its constant aspiration towards advancement and improvement – all carried out with the purpose of providing the best possible care to the students.”
Michal Hertzog, Wohl Foundation.
Lev Rivka, Kishurit, Immunit and Kedem are Ohel Sarah’s four employment programmes for adults with disabilities. Participants come to these centres to learn essential skills and become contributing members of society.
Lev Rivka serves over 110 women with mild cognitive disabilities, ages 21-70+. The programme provides employment training as well as on-site supported work programmes.
The women sort, pack and label goods on consignment from local businesses and produce beautiful hand-made gifts and crafts that are sold nationally. The women receive a monthly salary based on their performance and productivity.
Additionally, 50 high-functioning women are enrolled in our work placement programme, where they receive employment training and are then gradually integrated in the mainstream workforce. Their workplaces include local hospitals, shops, health clinics, drycleaners, communal kitchens and nurseries.
The women feel a great sense of pride while holding a job and receiving their salary at the end of the month. There are currently 50 women enrolled on this programme.
Kishurit is a slower-paced rehabilitation programme that serves 55 women with moderate to severe and complex disabilities. At Kishurit, they receive extensive treatments and therapies, such as physiotherapy, art therapy, cooking therapy and more. They also have a few hours of employment every week, including jobs like packing and sorting.
Immunit is a full day rehabilitation and employment programme that serves 30 men aged 21-70+ with severe and complex disabilities. They are taught life skills and receive extensive therapies and basic employment opportunities. Immunit also has a gardening area where students plant herbs and plants to be sold in the local community, as well as a small petting corner where they have daily animal therapy.
Kedem: Kedem is our newest employment centre providing training for 16 men. We have secured job placements for 12 men in the local community- in a local hospital, print business and at Coca Cola. We are hoping to expand this centre in the coming years.