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Dear Friends,
An exciting year is coming to an end and I would like to express my gratitude to our donors and teams of professionals thanks to whom we have achieved these projects and programs.

This month, the Netanya Foundation will be holding a special event on December 11, 2018 when our 1st Annual Twin Cities Gala Dinner will take place. The event is organized by the Netanya Foundation along with the City of Sunny Isles, Florida. I would like to invite you to come and support us at this beautiful occasion.

Other projects I will speak of this month is the HIL running program for children in grades 5 and 6. Due to the great success of this pilot project, the donors decided to not only continue their support but to develop the program, expanding it from a one year to two-year program. 

Apart from that, we recently completed a unique play area in the infants classroom in "Beit Guy" – a crèche for disabled infants aged 6 months to 3 years.

May the light of Hanukkah never end and always remember that the greatest of gifts of the holiday season are family and friends!


With Warm Regards,
Shlom
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1st Annual Twin Cities Gala

On behalf of The Netanya Foundation along with The City of Sunny Isles, we would like to invite you to the 1st Annual Twin Cities Gala Dinner which will be held on Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 18:30 hours in Florida.

The keynote speaker at the gala is former Prime Minister of the State of Israel Mr. Ehud Olmert. 

For more information or to book your tickets, click on this link.   

Running Program for Children

Two years ago, Human in Love (HIL), a Non Profit Organization from South Korea, together with the help and guidance of Dr. Batia Sheffy and Ms. Nava Mayer, reached out to the Netanya Foundation to begin a pilot project for promoting and developing leadership amongst sixth grade boys in Shazar Elementary School, Netanya.

The project combined sports with emotional empowerment activities, through which they promoted higher self-esteem and gave the boys a sense of success that would lead to other achievements in school and in their personal lives. We aimed for this group of youths to become role models for the younger boys in school, becoming sort of "ambassadors" – leaders - in school, their community and neighborhood. This age group was targeted due to the fact that it is a significant transitional period: their final year in elementary school and beginning of secondary school, as well as their approach towards Bar-Mitzvah age when according to Jewish tradition they become men.

Due to the great success of the project, together with all the partners it was decided to continue and expand the program to include 5th graders as well. This year the group meets twice a week: once for training to prepare them for the Netanya Beach Run and once for empowerment and emotional developmental activities. We wish them luck in all their activities!

New Equipment at Beit Guy 

Beit Guy was built thanks to a generous donation in 2007. It is a stunning, modern, well-equipped rehabilitation day care center for infants aged 6 months to 3 years with special needs.

We recently completed a unique play area within the nursery classroom with the youngest infants, aged 6 to 18 months. This helps the staff while working with the infants with low mobility function, enabling them to provide individual or small group therapy while preventing the infants from being distracted by other toys or children around them. The mattresses are of unique firmness – hard enough to allow motor-sensory feedback of even the slightest movement. Also the colors are mostly uniform to create a contrast with the toys to help sight impaired infants.

This play area included customized barriers/partitions, a gate, unique mattresses and stimulating games. All this was made possible thanks to the generosity of Jewish Child's Day, UK (JCD).


About Us
 
The Netanya Foundation was established in 1989 in order to improve the quality of life of the city's residents.  From the late 1980s and to this day, Netanya has absorbed over 65,000 immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, Ethiopia and other countries worldwide. This is the mission of the Netanya Foundation. We continually seek and find the resources to help our residents and build a strong community for everyone. The Netanya Foundation initiates, manages and operates cultural facilities, community services, social, health, education, sports, science, religion, charity and welfare programs.
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