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Shutterfly “Bites” IE Residents


   Some of the photos recently exhibited by Israel Elwyn's Kfar Yona photography group 

which inspired the Jerusalem group

Workers with disabilities at Israel Elwyn’s (IE) Ra’anana Occupational Training Center began a photography class over a year ago and today are working in the field, with the ongoing support of their counselor.  Among other jobs, they recently photographed the dedication ceremony of IE’s Weinberg Retiree Center in Jerusalem.  A year ago they also created a winning poster for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services’ annual conference.

This snapping success and the enjoyment it generated has led to the expansion of the class to Israel Elwyn’s Jerusalem-based Living Services.

The teacher is a student from the world famous Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.  Once each week for the past several months he has been meeting with two groups each of three residents, enabling them to receive intensive instruction.  They are currently learning how to use a camera and how to play with light and dark, different types of background and the outline of the human body.

The residents eagerly await each class and proudly show off the fruits of their labor to friends, family and IE staff.

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We'd love to hear from you! Also, please let us know in advance of your next trip to Israel and we will give you a tour of the Israel Elwyn programs.

You can also contact one of our North American offices: United States: (267) 225-5132 or Canada: (416) 649-1655.

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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.

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