The Friends of AKIM USA reception, held on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, hosted by Consul General of Israel in NYC – Ambassador Ido Aharoni and Mrs. Julie Aharoni was great success.
It was such a remarkable night, with a robust crowd that represented almost every conceivable age group; to hear from Sigal Peretz Yahalomi all about AKIM Israel, and the extraordinary Consul General Ido Aharoni on one of his last nights as Consul General in New York.
Sigal Peretz Yahalomi, AKIM Israel CEO Ido Aharoni, Consul General NYC
All 88 of us enjoyed each other’s company so much, and were so excited and motivated to help Friends of AKIM USA, that it was just too hard to leave such a magnificent evening.
Shahram & Diana Rabbani with Sigal Omer Rosenhand with Sandra Justin
Dr. Rada Sumareva (on right) Gene & Robert Ukrainski
FOA Board members: Martin & Fay Novack & Larry Boord (on right)
L to R: Sigal Peretz Yahalomi, Lynn Norton Robins, Consul General Ido Aharoni, Ronnie Porat
|AKIM Israel together with the Histadrut – ”General Organization of Workers in the Land of Israel” (The “Union”) have recently joined forces to promote the integration of the intellectually and developmentally disabled persons in the labor market in Israel.|
|As part of AKIM Israel’s desire to reach a full inclusion and participation, including residential facilities, in the community, AKIM maintains and operates 33 community-based apartments, throughout Israel, housing 4-6 residents each; all apartments are located within residential areas. These apartments are targeted to those people who can live independently, with minor supervision.|
|AKIM Israel serves as guardian for more than 1,500 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, regardless of their faith, ethnic background, age or sex|
|With the 2015 elections around the corner, AKIM Israel’s ”Election Booklet” offers information about candidates and policies, to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ”on their way to the ballot box.”|