Darkaynu

Why are we still so uncomfortable with disability? – opinion Let’s acknowledge that disability is the largest minority group on this planet and that people with disabilities, like all minorities, are just people. Avi Ganz | December 02, 2022 The joke goes that a fellow walks into a bar and sees one of the patrons …

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Darkaynu students

Gap year in Israel for people with disabilities offers normalcy The unique thing about Darkaynu is that there is no pomp and circumstance,” said Avi Ganz, director of the Darkaynu program for men in Gush Etzion. Howard Blas | 29 November, 2022 Thanks to Darkaynu, young men and women with disabilities can spend a gap …

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Darkaynu students prepare to depart JFK

Youth with disabilities embark on an accessible gap year to Israel This week, 29 students from around the globe arrived in Israel to begin their year in the Jewish state through Darkaynu, making it the largest cohort since the group’s founding.  Jerusalem Post Staff | October 27, 2022 The opportunity to spend a gap year in …

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OTS Midreshet Darkaynu

Ukrainian special-needs orphan finds safety in Israel 22-year-old Ukrainian orphan with special needs flees to Israel, is welcomed as the latest member of Ohr Torah Stone’s Darkaynu program. Israel National News | May 19, 2022 Among the thousands of Ukrainian refugees who have fled their war-stricken hometowns for new lives in Israel are countless stories …

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On their way to independence with Darkaynu Young adults with special needs learn basic skills for independent living, gaining confidence in themselves and their own abilities. Israel National News | March 29, 2022 In a modest apartment in the town of Alon Shvut outside of Jerusalem, a group of young men are enjoying the experience …

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When differences aren’t different enough…Avi Ganz | The Times Of Israel Blogs | 21/3/22 Syndrome /ˈsɪndrəʊm/nouna group of symptoms which consistently occur together, or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms. A syndrome is only sought out, studied, and defined when something …..or some things….are different. There are syndromes with which most are …

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Special needs students arrive in Israel

Special needs students thrive in unique Israel gap year program Program lets participants seamlessly participate in activities where they can excel and build confidence and provides them with individualized attention when necessary. By JNS and ILH Staff, Oct 21, 2021 Twenty teens and young adults arrived this week from the US, Canada and England to …

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Working Men and Women: Vocational Training Restored as Israel Emerges from Covid Pandemic Many young adults were delighted not to have to go to work during the COVID pandemic, but the young men and women of the Norm and Elaine Brodsky Darkaynu Programs anxiously awaited the all-clear announcement as health regulations were lifted across Israel …

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