The Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel

ADRABA – The Shirley Lowy Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities – is the driving force behind Jewish empowerment and inclusion opportunities for children, young people, and adults.

Masorti Israel is now in its 25th year at the forefront of Israeli society when it comes to inviting children with disabilities to stand on the bimah and before the Torah, welcomed as full members of the Jewish community with the dignity and respect they deserve.

With state-of-the-art technology, Siddurs,  educational materials, and highly trained professional staff, learners with special needs are encouraged and empowered to achieve milestones that would otherwise be out of reach.

Read this moving testimony from the mother of a young girl who was able to become a Bat Mitzvah:

It was such a wonderful moment for our family when we saw Yuval bless and kiss the Torah, and sing prayers with such joy during her Bat Mitzvah. It is something we never thought could happen and it was only made possible by her outstanding teachers at the Masorti ADRABA. Their remarkable patience and the love they showed for Yuval and us throughout the entire process will always be something we remember.”Yuval’s Mother

In addition to Bar and Bat Mitzvah education, Masorti supports inclusion programs within the NOAM youth movement, provides needs-based scholarships so that children with disabilities can participate in Camp Avivim, and offers Beit Midrash study groups.

Together, these unique programs help thousands of children, young people and adults with special needs develop greater self-confidence and become fully engaged participants in a rich Jewish life.