THE APARTMENT COMPLEX ON NORDAU – AMIT HOSTEL
OUR LIFE ROUTINE
WHEN ARE WE OPEN?
WORKING HOURS: 24/7/365
Amit Hostel, Ramla functions as a home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The hostel’s staff accompanies its residents all through the day, standing at their and your disposal at any given moment.
VISITNG HOURS: ANY HOUR OF THE DAY
Once the new resident is fully absorbed and incorporated in the hostel’s daily routines, their family members are welcome to visit at any time. The hostel is the residents’ home. Just like visiting anyone’s home, it is customary to announce your visit in advance, but we are aware of the families’ need to perform surprise visits in order to build trust in the program and therefore we emphasize: visit as much as you like, we love hosting!
OFFICE WORKING HOURS:
The hostel manager and staff may be contacted Sunday through Thursday, between 8:00-15:00.
In urgent cases outside office hours, you may leave a message with the shift manager and we will contact you as soon as possible.
ROUTINE AND SCHEDULE
House routine in Amit Hostel, Ramla
Every resident has their own routine, rooted in a fixed schedule.
There is a fixed schedule in the hostel, predictable and known by all residents, in which there are spaces where multiple choices are available for the residents, and every resident gets to fashion their day to their needs and character. The schedule consists of various activities including work, enrichment classes, meals, leisure activities etc.
The schedule in Amit Hostel, Ramla
After breakfast, the residents go to their occupation programs out in the community, save for residents who have a reason to stay in.
As part of “the Israeli life” ideology, mornings are dedicated for work. After breakfast the residents go out to occupation programs – some residents go to protected occupation programs, some go out to the free market and some to educational programs or volunteer work, all according to the needs, will and abilities of the resident.
Amit staff is tasked with finding appropriate jobs for every resident according to their abilities and will.
The salaries go to the residents only.
AFTERNOON AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Leisure activities begin when the residents come home from work. Amit Hostel is an open home and many residents spend their afternoons out, utilizing the city’s leisure and culture facilities. In addition to those, the residents have their choice of enrichment classes and activities at their disposal at home. They include a wide variety of activities based in art and sports, which changes and adjusts to what the residents want.
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES IN AMIT HOSTEL, RAMLA
HOLIDAYS, PARTIES AND LEIZURE
Amit hostel, Ramla sustains a traditional Jewish lifestyle, celebrating all the holidays. Some of the events are held in the hostel itself and some in the social clubs of the city, and in collaboration with other communal programs.
In addition to the holidays, the hostel celebrates the residents’ birthdays together with their families.
During the summer extra activities are held including going out for shows, inviting artists to the hostel, and trips and vacations in Israel and abroad.
In recent years residents visited Malta, Cyprus, Prague, and went on a cruise in the Mediterranean.
Breakfast and dinner are served in the apartments. They are prepared with the counseling of the hostel’s nutritionist, and are supervised by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Social Affairs’ nutrition supervisor and a supervisor from the Ministry of Health. Alongside these, the menu is adjusted to fit each resident’s preferences and needs.
Lunches are the workplaces’ responsibility.
Note: the menu in the hostel is personalized, based on the resident’s preferences and the nutritionist’s recommendations. This menu is the base which gets personalized.
Yogurt (fruit / diet)
Bread / light bread
Cabbage in tomato sauce
Chicken breast in chili sauce
Israeli couscous (Ptitim)
Fruits of the season by preference
“Orange” vegetable soup
Cheese stuffed pastries
Oatmeal with cinnamon / hummus or tahini sandwich / pudding cup