Francine and Abdallah Simon (z”l) were generous donors to a WIZO kindergarten and other early childhood educational facilities in Tel Aviv-Yafo.
Following the tremendous success of the ‘Neighborhood as a City’ program – initiated by the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Charitable Foundation (UK) – the transformative program has been extended to three more neighborhoods in south Tel Aviv over the next three years.
Canadian donor Jeff Mittelman has generously donated mobile devices and equipment to implement new cutting-edge technology for special needs students.
Miftan Alon High School caters to students who have left, been expelled or given up on the formal education system. To foster students’ vocational skills and personal development, Miftan Alon launched a social enterprise: a private function center called The Lion & The Turkey run by students as part of a special vocational skills program – thanks to the support of Richard Hirsch.
Israeli donors, the Azoory family, supported the renovation of the Gan Onn special education kindergarten and will dedicate it in the memory of their late parents.
US donor Gladys Shukur has made a generous donation to ‘Soul Key’, a special music rehabilitation program for military veterans with PTSD run by the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv; and to deaf and hearing impaired students at ORT Geula school.
Mayor Ron Huldai awarded 70 scholarships to students from low socio-economic backgrounds to enable them to commence higher education studies.
Two projects which empower youth were opened in February 2019: Sarona Hub for aspiring entrepreneurs and The Lion and the Turkey to give struggling students vocational skills. The Tel Aviv Foundation seeks support for both projects to enable their ongoing operation and growth.
Over 30 construction projects and operational programs were implemented or advanced in 2018, thanks to many generous donors. These address important urban needs and meaningfully impact education, welfare, culture, and the environment in the city.
The Sylvan Adams Commuter Path was recently inaugurated in a dedication ceremony in Ganei Yehoshua. The path was officially opened by Mayor Ron Huldai, donor Sylvan Adams, representatives from KKL-JNF Canada, which also contributed to the project, and riders from the Israel Cycling Academy.