100 Special Needs Children Offer Moving Prayers at the Gravesite of Rabbi Shimon in a Trip Organized by Ezer Mizion

Yated Ne’eman – Apr. 25, 2014 By: Y. Scheinfeld

 Regulars at Meron may have been a bit surprised this year to see crowds arriving a full month early. Instead of little boys receiving haircuts, the area was filled with older children praying with all their heart. Some were in wheelchairs. Some held the hands of their mentors. All sensed deep inside that they were at a special place. These ‘special’ youths prayed and sang in Meron, at the highlight of a special retreat organized for them for the few days preceding Pesach so as to enable their parents to prepare for the holiday. Continue reading 100 Special Needs Children Offer Moving Prayers at the Gravesite of Rabbi Shimon in a Trip Organized by Ezer Mizion

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Vice-Mayor Shares his Feelings

Korim Elad – Daat Kahal

March 28, 2014

 

Angels in the City!

I would like to share with you an experience I had about two weeks ago. In between all my myriad daily distractions, I was moved to discover that there are people who quietly, quietly do holy work deserving of praise – like the Ezer Mizion club for special children.

The club in our area has bepr special 2013 amusement park 1638_ne_photo_7efacen functioning for 4 years now as a leisure-time framework for 24 children with special needs who come there straight from school. Continue reading Vice-Mayor Shares his Feelings

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Denied!

A hearty thank you to Ezer Mizion. The typical parent cannot imagine what our life is like. Each day, each minute revolves around our special child. At times it’s a medical issue. At times it is practical-like providing for his needs when the other children are clamoring for theirs. And sometimes it is financial.

pr general helping hand saving from drowningThe expenses can be overwhelming. We were desperate. We applied to the National Insurance Institute to get a Disability Allotment for our son. We presented our case in detail, confident that we would receive help. But we were shocked when our case came back: DENIED. Continue reading Denied!

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Ezer Mizion and Beit Izzy Shapiro Forum of Organizations to Promote Benefits for Special Needs’ Children and Youth

After concerted efforts exerted by the Beit Izzy Shapiro Forum of Organizations, with the active involvement of Techiya Posen, Director Ezer Mizion’s Advocacy Unit, an amendment to the law of Parental Work Absences was passed entitling parents of special children to additional paid sick days to care for a special needs child who is ill. Continue reading Ezer Mizion and Beit Izzy Shapiro Forum of Organizations to Promote Benefits for Special Needs’ Children and Youth

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