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Israel Elwyn Leads Professional Trip to Australia

August 2016

(l-r) Marcia Pinskier, GAICD,* Board member, Jewish Care of Victoria; David B. Marcu, CEO of Israel Elwyn; Hon. Shmuel Ben-Shmuel; Ambassador of Israel to Australia; Yoram Wakshlak, Israeli delegation leader

David Marcu, Israel Elwyn's CEO, in August escorted a delegation of 35 Jewish, Muslim and Christian nonprofit professionals from Israel, to the 15th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) in Melbourne, Australia. Their travel was made possible by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services' “Improvement Fund.” Marcu was asked to arrange their seeing programs of excellence for people with disabilities in Melbourne, which was kindly organized by the leadership of Jewish Care of Victoria. Jewish Care supports the Jewish community of the state of Victoria by providing support and care for individuals and families.

The Israeli delegates visited Jewish Care’s new Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre and met with clients at Jewish Care’s flagship independent living accommodation, The Richard and Marietta Manders Villas. Marcu and colleagues also visited nine outside agencies reflecting a diverse array of supports and populations, including “Inclusion Australia.”

In reflecting on excellence of care, Marcu said, “Jewish Care, its fine team of professionals and its leadership made us feel welcome and gave us a unique opportunity to witness what is being done in Victoria with regard to services for people with disabilities.”


* (GAICD = Graduate member, Australian Institute of Company Directors)

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