From the margins of society

May 26, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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Kishorit is a picturesque village in the Galil in Israel which is home to 171 adults with special needs including two from Australia.

Sydney-based Rozanne Green told J-Wire: “My daughter has been living at Kishorit for the last five years. Today, is her home.”

In the commentary in this video, the narrator tells how the residents in Kishorit have been pulled back from the margins of society…

 

 

 

Kishorit was established in 1997 by Yael Shilo and Shuki Levinger on land previous housing a kibbutz. Shuki is coming to Australia to talk to the Australian Friends of Kishorit in Sydney and will discuss the fire prevention plan for the village in the light of the fires which recently raged across the region in Israel in which the village is situated. Kishorit is located in the Lower Galilee near Karmiel.

Kishorit enables the members to achieve their full potentials, despite their disabilities, by providing support for their special physical and cognitive needs.  Most importantly, Kishorit provides them with a deep sense of social belonging and full membership in a community.

Kishorit owns and operates several businesses that employ the Kishorit members, including: a dog kennel where champion schnauzers and dachshunds are bred, a communications center that produces a monthly television show for mainstream Israeli TV, a therapeutic riding stable, an organic vegetable garden, a bakery, a free-range egg farm that sells 500,000 eggs annually, the largest organic goat dairy in Israel which produces 500,000 litres of  goat milk, a cheese factory, a vineyard and a winery.  The food and fresh produce grown in Kishorit provide for the needs of the Kishorit kitchen and is sold in the general marketplace to generate revenue for our community.
Date/Time: Sunday 4th June 2017 4:00pm
Place: 192 Hastings Parade, Bondi
Please RSVP by Wednesday 31 May 2017 to rozannegreen@gmail.com

There will be tax-free appeal.

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