The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel

ADRABA  – THE SHIRLEY LOWY CENTER FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

ADRABA-THE SHIRLEY LOWY CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES is a driving force behind an array of Jewish empowerment and inclusion opportunities. The Center, in partnership with Masorti, enables children and young people with disabilities to participate in the joys of typical Jewish and social experiences.

ADRABA is in keeping with a core Masorti value–inclusion.  This extends, with love, to children and young people with disabilities. By offering Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs, participation in the NOAM youth movement and as well as programs for adults with disabilities, Masorti lives its Jewish values.

 

 

ADRABA - THE SHIRLEY LOWY CENTER'S PROGRAMS read more...

Bar/Bat Mitzvah program: We currently work with 150-200 children a year from 20 special education frameworks.  Our aim over the next three years is to serve 220 children per year.

Informal Education: Today, 25 teenagers and youth with disabilities participate in our youth movement programs. Our goal is serve 75 children this year and 120 children next year.

Jewish Educational Materials and Technological tools: The Center uses available technology to develop new materials based on the expertise of our professional staff.

Training and Supervision: The Center provides professional training for youth movement counselors, Bar and Bat Mitzvah teachers and teachers in Masorti communities.

ACHIEVEMENTS & IMPACT read more...

Children with disabilities are incredibly proud of their achievements and develop the confidence needed to fully participate in the communities in which they live–thus The Shirley Lowy Center has profound impact.

Not only do the children benefit from the programs, their families, teachers, neighbors and peers do as well. When children with disabilities participate together with typical children, it fosters awareness and understanding that benefits Israeli society as a whole.