Make SHEKEL-Community Services for People with Special Needs one of your stops next time you are in Israel. Shekel is Israel’s largest organization enabling full inclusion for 8,000 people as a part of, not apart from, the general community in every aspect of daily life. 

The following are a few examples of what SHEKEL has to offer your family:

  • Painting one of SHEKEL’s independent living apartments for people with special needs
  • Basketball game with SHEKEL’s basketball team
  • Soccer game with SHEKEL’s Hapoel Katamon Soccer Team
  • Packaging boxes together with people with special needs in SHEKEL’s Packaging Factory
  • Designing new embroidery products at SHEKEL’s Sewing Studio
  • Preparing decorative candles and gifts at SHEKEL’s Candle-Making Factory

A Standard Visit Includes (segments interchangeable as necessary):

  • Breakfast or Lunch at SHEKEL’s dairy restaurant “Food Time Cafe”
  • Brief tour of SHEKEL’s Vocational Rehabilitation Headquarters
  • Film (20 min.)
  • Volunteer Activity

We would be delighted to host families for a variety of unforgettable, fulfilling events.

Ask Shekel how you can incorporate a visit into your Bar or Bat Mitzva itinerary. An incredible way to give back to the community and have fun at the same time.


SHEKEL’s graphic studio includes people with special needs and prepares highly-professional beautiful Birkonim, Zemironim, and invitations. To order, please call Yael: +972-52-5610383 (or in Israel: 052-5610383). Mazal Tov!

ABOUT SHEKEL: What Makes Us Different?

SHEKEL – Community Services for People with Special Needs enables inclusion in every realm of daily living for all kinds of disabilities:

  • Living within the community
  • Employment training in multiple fields
  • Dozens of sports and leisure activities
  • Accessibility solutions
  • Extended school day programs to allow children to remain with their families
  • Specialized therapeutic treatment for special-needs victims of abuse.  

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