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Israel Elwyn Hosted by Bensadoun Laurent Foundation in Uruguay

August 2016

(l-r, clockwise) Paul-Emile Bessade, Pres. (FBL); Emmanuelle Laurent, VP/Exec. Dir. (FBL); Nora Kiwelowicz (IE); Santiago Rodriguez (FBL); Eugenia Gonzalez Presto (FBL); Paola Garcia, Becky Sabah's Personal Assistant (FBL); Frederico Canabal (FBL); Gabriela Barrios (FBL); Margalit Piller (IE); Lucia Sanchez (FBL); Fabian Lemus (FBL); Becky Sabah, Pres. of Honor/Technical Dir. (FBL)

In June, senior members of Israel Elwyn's staff participated in a series of workshops and a conference on the subject of job placement and employment in the competitive job market for persons with disability in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sarah Sadovnik (Chief Operating Officer), Margalit Piller (Assistant to the CEO for Employment and Community Day Programs) and Nora Kiwelowicz (Director, Jerusalem & Southern Israel Branch) were invited by the Bensadoun Laurent Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by businessman Paul-Emile Bessade and his wife, Emmanuelle, to present IE's work. The Bensadoun Laurent Foundation also generously funded the trip.

The job placement and employment workshops focused on the employment of individuals with a disability and on sharing Israel Elwyn’s professional and organizational experience and expertise, accumulated over three decades. About 15 professionals from the Foundation were present and shared the experiences and successes they have experienced. During the workshops, IE's staff were exposed to a different culture and varying experiences from the field.

At the conference, IE's work was presented to about 60 professionals, including from the Foundation, other organizations and members of the local Jewish community.

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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:
Please click this link:
Mail checks: payable to "Israel Elwyn", at 20 Henrietta Szold St., Jerusalem 9650200

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