In the 30 years since its inception, Sulam, which stands at the forefront of special education in Israel has enabled hundreds of children to achieve their full potential. Sulam has turned these children's lives around, by giving them the tools to prove to themselves and to others that "disabled" does not mean |"unable."
To mark this wonderful milestone, Sulam has chosen as its motto "I drew a ladder", and is
planning a series of visits by key figures in Israeli society and by friends of Sulam from the early days. The delegates will be able to meet with our small heroes as they cope with difficult challenges and never give up. Our guests will see for themselves how much our children can achieve and how far they can go…with our help.
Mayor Barkat launched the visitors series last Tuesday. His entourage included Rabbi Pindrus, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem; Rabbi Itamar Ben Ezer, Director of Religious Education; Rabbi Gershon Binet, Acting Director of Religious Education; Rabbi Dov Fuchs, Deputy Director of the Municipal Building Division; Rabbi Boruch Helfgott, Director of Talmudei Torah and Yeshivot of the Religious Education Division; and other City Hall Officials.
The delegates spent time drawing with the children, and getting to know them. Sulam's extensive and fast growing network was described in detail, and questions flew thick and fast as the various guests asked about the therapies and services provided. An intensive working meeting was held at Sulam, during which various possibilities were discussed. Every delegate promised to try and assist in whichever way he could, and then wrote down those words on "The Wall of Good" in Sulam.
For further details on other visits, and for other exciting events in Sulam, please visit our website at www.sulamisrael.org