Aleh Foundation

For Jerusalem Marathon, Disabled Kids Get Training Help From Police Officers

03/03/2015
Staff Writer

Since the Jerusalem Marathon was first run through the hilly streets of Israel’s capital in 2011, representatives of ALEH, which bills itself as the country’s “largest network of facilities for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities,” have been a presence. As members of Team ALEH, supporters traveled the 26.2-mile course in distinctive bright green T-shirts to raise money and publicity for the organization, then with in a small group of ALEH (ALEH.org) residents who, with aid, “ran” an abbreviated course on race day.

Photo By ALEH

Sky-High Charity

El Al’s fundraising program hits the $2 million mark.

Staff Writer
11/13/2012

About 45 minutes before a recent El Al flight from Israel landed at JFK Airport, the pilot made a non-flight-related announcement on the public address system. Pointing passengers’ attention to a small envelope stowed in every seat pocket, he said, “Any small change you may have can make an enormous difference in children’s lives.”

El Al’s on-board fundraising initiative has raised vital dollars and shekels, for two Israeli institutions. getty images
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