Philanthropic Gift brings 1000 Children with Special Needs to visit Beit Hatfutsot

Students from the Horev School in Tel Aviv taking in the “Heroes – Trailblazers of the Jewish People” exhibition at the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot.

A generous gift from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc, of Long Island, New York, is bringing 1000 young people with special needs to The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. The gift, which has been matched by Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, supports a day-long program of identity enrichment and self-esteem building, facilitated by the Museum’s Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood.

The specially-designed program serves young people aged 6-21 with a tailor-made tour, lunch and an integrated educational programming workshop. Groups have the opportunity to tour the newest wing of the Museum of the Jewish People, opened in May 2016, which was designed from the outset as a standard-setter in terms of accessibility and inclusion.

So far in 2017, the Gvanim school from Modiin, the Beit Eckstein school from Gan Shmuel, and the Horev school from south Tel Aviv have all benefited from this pilot scheme, with the Museum working to bring additional groups from all corners of the country by the end of the year.