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ISRAEL, RESIDENT IN AMIT HOSTEL, SHARES HIS DREAM

ISRAEL, RESIDENT IN AMIT HOSTEL, SHARES HIS DREAM

My name is Israel Ahuva, and I am 36 years old. I live in the hostel’s independent apartment. Within six months I learned many things, such as: cooking rice, Israeli couscous, pasta,…
MICHAEL'S STORY

MICHAEL'S STORY

I came to Israel from Morocco and grew up in Be’er Sheva, when the city was still small and old.Mother always took care of us. It was hard for me to separate…
AMIT HOSTEL AND MY ONE BELOVED SISTER – AVIVIT

AMIT HOSTEL AND MY ONE BELOVED SISTER – AVIVIT

My younger and only sister was born 55 years ago. Our mother, Ila, may she rest in peace, immediately sensed that Avivit wasn’t a normal girl. Avivit started talking at age 9.…
HADAS TELLS ABOUT HER LIFE AMIT HOSTEL

HADAS TELLS ABOUT HER LIFE AMIT HOSTEL

My name is Hadas Yatom, I’ve been living in the independent apartment for 25 years. In the apartment I have many roles, for instance, I’m in charge of cleaning supplies – I…
BRACHA WRITES ABOUT HER SISTER, AYALA, A RESIDENT IN AMIT

BRACHA WRITES ABOUT HER SISTER, AYALA, A RESIDENT IN AMIT

Ayala, my younger sister, arrived at the hostel more than 20 years ago, after a random meeting with a group of special needs students from Jerusalem, who were on vacation in Naharia.…
THE STORY OF ELLA – BOARDING HOUSE HOUSEMOTHER

THE STORY OF ELLA – BOARDING HOUSE HOUSEMOTHER

What can I tell you about myself? Myself – is a story about the people I met over the course of my life. Myself – is a story about Solly and Raz.…
URIEL, OFF-SITE APPARTMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT COORDINATER – LIFE STORY

URIEL, OFF-SITE APPARTMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT COORDINATER – LIFE STORY

After I finished my military service, I was looking for a temporary, part-time job in caregiving. All I had to offer in the interview was a broad smile and unconditional giving. The…
THE HOSTEL'S EDUCATION AND PERSONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR – RAVITAL BEN SADON

THE HOSTEL'S EDUCATION AND PERSONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR – RAVITAL BEN SADON

I first heard of Amit hostel during my pre-army service year. A sister of a good friend was an Amit employee and highly recommended the place. After my service I began studying…
MIRIAM HADAD, SHIFT MANAGER IN THE HOSTEL – PERSONAL STORY

MIRIAM HADAD, SHIFT MANAGER IN THE HOSTEL – PERSONAL STORY

I joined Amit family eight years ago. I started out as a cook in the hostel. I came to realize what a privilege it is, to make the hostel residents feel at…
ELLI SHARES HIS DREAM

ELLI SHARES HIS DREAM

At age 21 I arrived at Amit and moved into the new apartment because I was highly independent. I learned to cook and take care of our own lives, I received duties…
MIRA TELLS THE STORY OF HER SISTER, ETTI

MIRA TELLS THE STORY OF HER SISTER, ETTI

Etti was born in 1959. Her parents’ firstborn. A beautiful girl with almond-shaped eyes and smooth, luscious hair. Until she reached the age of one her parents were unaware of her Down…
THE STORY OF MEZI – SHIFT MANAGER IN THE HOSTEL

THE STORY OF MEZI – SHIFT MANAGER IN THE HOSTEL

My name is Mezi Weizman. I am 34 years old, mother of two with one more on the way. I am a certified guide in Amit Hostel. I arrived here about 5.5…
AVITAL – LIFE JOURNAL

AVITAL – LIFE JOURNAL

At age 25 I arrived at an independent apartment… I am Eli Mana’s partner, we’ve been a loving couple for over 20 years. We are the #1 couple, and I stay true…
THE STORY OF CARMELA – THE HOSTEL’S HOUSEMOTHER

THE STORY OF CARMELA – THE HOSTEL’S HOUSEMOTHER

26 years ago, I joined the Amit family. I started in cleaning, and soon the managers offered me to join the guiding staff. Their assistance and support helped me progress and I…
TZIONA’S LIFE IN AMIT HOSTEL

TZIONA’S LIFE IN AMIT HOSTEL

My name is Tziona Elias, 51 years old, from Hatikva neighborhood in Tel Aviv. I grew up in a big family with many brothers and sisters who look after me even today.…
KANUM UDI – PERSONAL STORY

KANUM UDI – PERSONAL STORY

After working for 17 years as a salesperson at a shop, I decided to quit. At the time I had a newborn grandchild, so I took a year to be home with…
ELLA SOLIMANOV – PERSONAL STORY

ELLA SOLIMANOV – PERSONAL STORY

Before I entered the hostel my family and I searched for places in Ramla. And we found the hostel. I work at Ramla Occupation Rehabilitation Center. In the hostel there are classes…
VOVA VOLIN – PERSONAL STORY

VOVA VOLIN – PERSONAL STORY

I arrived here because I was violent at home and I progressed by Solly’s program. The program was difficult, but I learned to face difficulty. I learned to listen to mother and…
SHAY LESHEM – PERSONAL STORY

SHAY LESHEM – PERSONAL STORY

Before I arrived at the hostel, I lived at my family’s home. I arrived here with my parents. I work at Ramla Occupation Rehabilitation Center. In the hostel I participate in the…
DANNY FEIGENBAUM – PERSONAL STORY

DANNY FEIGENBAUM – PERSONAL STORY

I’ve been living in the hostel for a long time. I work at Ramla Occupation Rehabilitation Center. In the hostel, I love participating in enrichment workshops: playing the goblet drum (Darbuka), dancing…
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