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President of France connects with IE Supported Employee

President of France connects with IE Supported Employee 


L-R: President Hollande; Knesset Chairperson, Mr. Yuli Edelstein; Ms. Valérie Massonneau and Tami Volonchero

Israel Elwyn supported employee Tami Volonchero, who has been employed for more than a decade in the Office of the Chairperson of the Knesset, had the great opportunity of presenting flowers to the Honorable President of France, Mr. Francois Hollande, during a ceremony in his honor at the Knesset.  Tami is one of many supported workers that Israel Elwyn’s job coaching staff has helped train and place at the Knesset over the years.

The partnership with the Knesset began about 20 years ago, when Israel Elwyn and the Knesset began a joint initiative to include a group of workers with developmental disabilities into the Knesset workforce by employing them in the Knesset gardens.  This employment partnership with the Knesset grew significantly when Speaker of the Knesset Dalia Itzik approached Israel Elwyn seeking to expand the project.  Over the years, IE supported employees have worked in numerous Knesset departments including Human Resources, Legal, Payroll, Ushers, Factions and Committees, and the Mail Distribution Center. 

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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.

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

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:

At PayPal:
American Friends of Israel Elwyn
Canadian Friends of Israel Elwyn

By check payable to:
American Friends of Israel Elwyn, PO Box 828284, Philadelphia, PA 19182-8284
Canadian Friends of Israel Elwyn, 74 Tycos Drive, Toronto, Ontario M6B 1V9

To donate in Israel:
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Mail checks: payable to "Israel Elwyn", at 20 Henrietta Szold St., Jerusalem 9650200

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