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Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

January 2017
 
    
L-r: Rutgers students and staff; Receiving explanation of Sensory Garden's equipment from the Garden Coordinator
 
Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem each year as part of a two week study tour.  This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
 
Rutger students at demonstration of Garden tools
 
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center.  They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
 
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program.  Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program.  In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve. 
 
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
 
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment.  This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
 
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn 
 
 
Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour.  This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
 
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center.  They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
 
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program.  Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program.  In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve. 
 
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
 
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment.  This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
 
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn 
 
 
Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour.  This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
 
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center.  They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
 
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program.  Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program.  In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve. 
 
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
 
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment.  This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
 
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn 
 
 
Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour.  This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
 
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center.  They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
 
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program.  Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program.  In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve. 
 
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
 
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment.  This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
 
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn 
 
 
Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour.  This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
 
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center.  They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
 
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program.  Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program.  In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve. 
 
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
 
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment.  This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
 
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel.Students from Rutgers University Visit Israel Elwyn

Since 2011, a delegation of students and staff from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work has visited Israel Elwyn (IE) in Jerusalem as part of a two week study tour. This year, for the second year running, the focus was on IE’s “Mosaic” program, which provides Israeli National Service volunteers who have disabilities with preparation for what life as an adult offers them upon completing their service. National Service is a well-accepted alternative to military service for young adults who are not eligible or not accepted by the IDF, and serves as an important basis for full integration into Israeli society.
Ten students from Rutgers were introduced to IE’s programs and toured the Sabbah Occupational Training Center. They also had an opportunity to enjoy the Katie Manson Sensory Garden, which is fully accessible for individuals with any disability and provides a green environment in which to experiment with the senses – sight, hearing, touch and taste/smell.
Three participants in IE’s Mosaic program told the Rutgers students about their own stories – how and why they arrived at the decision to do National Service and why they are in IE's Mosaic program. Mosaic’s aims and content were explained and the young men explained the added value that Mosaic's program content has for them, and how important it has been to meet other volunteers with disabilities through the program. In addition to describing the type of volunteer work they do, they also spoke about their life goals, which they said this experience is helping them realize and prepare to achieve.
In previous years, groups of Rutgers students have been exposed to IE’s Self-Advocacy Project; retiree program for adults with disabilities; work with the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center to educate teens and adults with disabilities about protecting themselves from sexual abuse; and the "Reshet" (Network) program for teenagers with disabilities who study in the regular, non-special education system.
IE’s Mosaic program was established two years ago and is intended to assist young adults with preparing for the day after they complete their service and start a new chapter in their lives, which is generally employment. This year, approximately 400 young people with disabilities are volunteering in the National Service system with IE’s support.
Israel Elwyn’s partners in the program are the Authority for National-Civic Services; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Rehabilitation Division; the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, and Shlomit and Aminadav, two nonprofit organizations providing placement and ongoing services to National Service volunteers throughout Israel. 





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You can also contact one of our North American offices: United States: (215) 830-9995 or Canada: (416) 649-1655.

If you would like to make a contribution either online or by check, please see the details below.

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David B. Marcu, Chief Executive Officer

IE's mission is to develop and provide a wide array of supports and tools for people with disabilities, while constantly striving for excellence of service and the creation of a just society. Together with people with disabilities and society at large, we shall continue working as an innovative and cutting-edge organization.

Please support the work of Israel Elwyn to provide state-of-the-art services in the areas of childhood early intervention, rehabilitation, assisted living, vocational training and employment services for persons with disabilities by making a gift:

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American Friends of Israel Elwyn
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