ADI Centers for people with severe disabilities commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day is particularly meaningful at ADI Centers as survivors are welcomed and embraced by March of Life volunteers – young men and women of German descent who volunteer in Israel, caring for people with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities and do their part to make amends and distance themselves from […]

Wilfred Spangenthal

As the Nazis conquered Holland during World War II, Amsterdam native Wilfred Spangenthal was sent off to the Theresienstadt concentration camp together with his mother and brother, cruelly separated from their father and husband, who was shipped to Auschwitz. Though the three of them were liberated by the Soviet Army two years later, Wilfred’s father […]

Piloting El Al simulator, four people with disabilities touch the sky

Air travel has been severely limited for a year now. But that didn’t stop four Israelis from taking to the skies. All four are residents of ADI, a provider of residential and rehabilitative care for individuals with severe disability. Ranging from the late teens to late twenties, the residents have multiple disabilities, both cognitive and […]

El Al’s flight simulator made wheelchair-accessible for ‘Good Deeds Day’

“When it comes to integrating people with disabilities into society, the sky is definitely not the limit,” said Maj. Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog. In honor of “Good Deeds Day,” the pilot’s seat of EL AL’s Boeing 737 flight simulator was replaced on Tuesday with a wheelchair to give Israelis with disabilities the experience of piloting […]

ISRAEL21c helps judge kids’ accessibility design contest

ADI’s Make the Change Challenge invited North American students to design solutions to improve quality of life for people with physical disabilities. A shower operated by foot pedals, an automatic feeding tray, a surface-adaptable wheelchair, a color-coded flashlight, and makeup “sheets” for people with limited dexterity. These were among the 106 ideas that American schoolchildren […]


In June, Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson, Rabbi of Beit Baruch and Director of Chabad of Belgravia, arranged an inspiring Zoom lecture for his congregants with Israeli war hero and disability inclusion icon Major General (Res.) Doron Almog about ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran, the ALEH network’s residential and rehabilitative village in Israel’s south, of which he is the […]