New spirit for the whole community

Building lives in the community

Belev Raanana invites you to take part in a groundbreaking social startup: Building a home within the community, the first of its kind in Israel, for young adults with severe intellectual disabilities

Groundbreaking project

Candidates

For the first time this sensitive population will not be sent to faraway institutions. These young people will live in their native communities, in a familiar, embracing environment, near their loving families

Help us help them

The building

The residential complex, to be built within the Raanana community, will include three apartments, fully adapted to the needs of their special residents

Candidates

For the first time this sensitive population will not be sent to faraway institutions. These young people will live in their native communities, in a familiar, embracing environment, near their loving families

Help us
help them

The building

The residential complex, to be built within the Raanana community, will include three apartments, fully adapted to the needs of their special residents

Building Lives in the Community

First of its kind in Israel

Belev Raanana is building a home in the community for low-functioning young adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Belev Raanana’s vision is rooted in the recognition that these young adults have the right to live a full life, near their families, within their home communities. This follows the philosophy of community and inclusive living. While this philosophy applies to everyone, it has unfortunately not yet been applied to this vulnerable sector of society.

Today, with a building permit in hand, Belev Raanana is preparing for the construction stage.

From vision to implementation:
Living within the community

The building of the home reflects a change in Israeli society’s approach to this vulnerable sector of society

The home will be built on land allocated by the Raanana Municipality at 9 HaPrachim St.

The home we are building is one of the first of its kind to be built in Israel – a home within the community – specifically for people with severe disabilities.

The initiative for the home arose from the lack of suitable residential solutions for young adults with severe disabilities. Refusing to accept the solutions available, we decided to take action!

No more institutions! 

No more exclusion!

A home in the heart of the community

A message from the Mayor of Raanana:

The city of Raanana commends the initiative of Belev Raanana - establishing a residential complex for low-functioning young adults with intellectual disabilities. It is a great privilege to take part in this important project. The City Council has allocated public land for the construction of the complex, which will provide its residents with a caring home and optimal quality of life for the rest of their lives. The complex will be built in a residential neighborhood in west Raanana at 9 HaPrachim st. as part of the concept of inclusion of people with special needs in the community. We believe that in addition to its great significance for the residents and their families, the project will add an important dimension to the fundamental values of our entire community.

Professional organizations
involved in the project

The project was enabled by a longstanding partnership with several professional organizations

Israel's Ministry of Social Affairs & Social Services has given its stamp of approval to this project. In the future, once the home is occupied, the Ministry will allocate funds based of the number of residents.
The City of Raanana supports the project, and has allocated land for its construction. The Raanana Social Services Department is the professional agency advising the project.
The National Insurance Institute of Isreal (Bituach Leumi) Fund for Development of Services for People with Disabilities has found the project eligible to apply for assistance.
Shalem Foundation (Keren Shalem) - a public fund specializing in the development of services in local authorities for people with intellectual disabilities- is providing the project with guidance.

Candidates for the new home

If they could speak, they would say…

"I dream about a home of my own"

About love and responsibility

"I want to live with friends my own age"

New spirit for the community

"My family loves me.
I want to stay close."
"Look at us. We are not transparent."

A social and ethical change

"You can make a difference in our lives"

We invite you to partner with us at Belev Raanana.
Together we will fulfill their dream: Building the first home of its kind in Israel, in the community, for low-functioning young adults.

About Us

Belev Raanana – Living together in the Raanana community

No more institutions! No more exclusion!
A home in the heart of the community

Belev Raanana is a registered nonprofit organization (No. 580490605) established with the aim of building a home in the community for young adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The project was undertaken after extensive research found that no suitable community-living options exist in Israel for people with severe disabilities. Refusing to accept this, we decided to take action!

Thanks to our initiative, these young people will finally have a home, accessible and adapted to their specific needs, where they can live a full and dignified life within their home community.

Today, with a building permit in hand, Belev Raanana looks forward to the laying of the cornerstone for the new building.

Documents

Israela Ringham-Levi, Project Initiator

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein

For many years my family and I struggled with the difficult and complex challenge of raising a child with special needs in our home. We gave him all our love and devotion, which were always able to overcome the hardships. But thinking of the future, I found it hard to imagine my son living in some faraway institution. I wanted him, as he reached adulthood, to continue living in the community, in a supportive and dignified home - just like the home of his childhood. And that is how the idea was born: 

Building a loving home in the community.
Not an institution. Not a hostel. Not a shelter.
A HOME.
From the hardship, an opportunity arises.
The home is designed for moderate to low-functioning young adults with intellectual disabilities and/or in need of nursing care. The home we are building is a model of giving and a moral compass for us all - families, the enlightened community, and a value-based society that respects life. I invite you all to join us and take part in our unique initiative.

Israela Ringham-Levi
Project initiator and Director of Belev Raanana

Israela Ringham-Levi 
Project Initiator and  Director
Yuval Kedar – chairman
Lorre Goldberg
Tal Inbar-Altman

Doron Marom 
Alex Daulby
Yossi Monin
Nadine Zar
Tali Tzor
Dr. Miki Seiffe
David T
zor
Yarden Ringham
German Lioverski
Pinahas Dov Goldberger
Kobi Maimon
Galit Dabby Meretz
Hartman Dalia
Inbal Shuvali

 

Gideon Arieli
Oren Tassa
Attorney Eli Braude – Legal advisor
Leonard Friedman CPA (ISR.) FCA – Auditor

The Building

Previously sent to faraway institutions, these young adults will now be able to live in their own loving, supportive home community

The home being built by Belev Raanana is among the first of its kind in Israel:
Apartments in the community for young adults with severe disabilities.

 

Young adults with severe disabilities, and/or in need of nursing care, who in the past would have been excluded from the community and sent to faraway institutions, will now be able to live their whole lives with dignity within their home community. 

The entire plan of the residential complex is based on the most advanced professional approaches regarding housing solutions for special populations within the community.  It will include three residential units, and each unit will be run independently, providing its residents with a sense of home, support and security.

Based on the highest standards of construction, the building will be fully accessible to people with disabilities. It will include three stories: a ground floor with two apartments, an upper floor with one apartment, and a lower ground floor with public areas and storerooms.

Address

9 Haprachim St. Raanana

Plot area:

Approximately 900 m2

Target population:

Young adults with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities and/or in need of nursing care

Built area:

On 3 floors
Approximately 895 m2 + 359 m2 covered area

Number of residents:

6 per unit, 18 residents in all

1st floor:

Ground floor:

Lower ground floor:

Project Cost

We call upon the community to continue contributing to this vital project:
building a home in the community for young adults with severe disabilities.

Today, with a building permit in hand, Belev Raanana is preparing for the construction stage.

Help us to help them

Donor recognition

“מֵאֵת כָּל אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבּו”
פרשת תרומה, שמות כה, ב

Your donation is so much more than a financial contribution. 

The building of the home reflects a change in Israeli society’s approach to this vulnerable sector of society:

From isolation and exclusion in an institution
to a caring home in the heart of the community

Every donation will be recognized and will help building the home.

(Donations are tax deductible)

Naming opportunities:

A donation of 4,500,000 NIS : the entire complex will be named for the donor and/or according to his or her specifications.

A donation of 2,000,000 NIS : one of the 3 residential units will be named for the donor and/or according to his or her specifications.

Different areas around the home will be named after our donors and/or their loved ones in the following order:

Founders – 1,000,000 NIS
A living room in the apartment including a kitchen and dining room, or the residents’ club at the lower entrance level

Partners – 500,000 NIS
Balcony on the first floor or patio in the lower entrance level or living room

Friends – 350,000 NIS
Double living room

Ambassadors – 200,000 NIS
Single living room or office or lobby

Wall of Love 

Donations of 5,000 100,000 NIS will be recognized in different-sized plaques on the Wall of Love in the social room, where guests will participate in the Home’s activities. 

• Each donor will receive a certificate of appreciation (click here).

About Love & Responsibility

When our child is born,
we learn about love.


Becoming parents, we understand the meaning of responsibility.

When our child is born, we learn about love.

Becoming parents, we understand the meaning of responsibility.

The mission of parenthood is always challenging and complex.
For parents of children with special needs, it is immensely more so.

These young adults were raised by loving families, within a supportive, embracing community. 

The current professional approach strives to put an end to their exclusion from the community and allow them to live their whole lives in the communities where they grew up. No more institutions and hostels based on an outdated approach. 

YES to living in the community for adults with severe disabilities
YES to inclusion in society and continued contact with the loving families.

Sarah

My task as a mother is to help my children fulfill their potential. If my son wants to be a physicist, I will help him attain his goals. And if Sarah’s potential is to laugh, I will encourage her and enable her to be happy.

Tomi

Tomi is an endearing blue-eyed boy, who loves to swim, play and listen to music. We have raised him with great love in our home, and his complete helplessness has bound us to him with the strongest bonds of both affection and obligation.

Nimrod

I want to tell you about Nimrod:
Our dear son Nimrod passed away recently. My dearly beloved firstborn son was a friendly boy with a smile on his face. Being his father made me much more open and sensitive as a man, and taught me a great deal about parenthood and about myself.

Atar

Raising and cherishing our beloved Atar, we grow with her, always rising up to the challenge, with heartache, worry and determination as our constant companions. Every morning we begin again! With endless optimism, a smile, and most of all – so much love for our delightful, lovely Atar. With her amazing cheerfulness, she gives us the strength to go on!

 Note: All applicants will be screened by objective placement committees, as required by Israel’s Ministry of Social Services.

Donations for Belev Raanana

Your donation is so much more than a financial contribution.
It supports an important step forward in society's acceptance of this vulnerable population.

How can you support us?

Credit Card \ BIT \ PayPal

Bank Transfer

Account Name: Belev Raanana
Bank Mizrahi Tefahot (20)
Branch 423, Ahuza Raanana
Account No. 613696

International Transfer

IBAN: IL78 020 423 0000000 613696

SWIFT Code: MIZBILIT 

Phone

Israela Ringham Levi
Phone: 972-54-6420186

Belev Raanana is a registered NPO (ID 580490605) with Appropriate Management certification.
Donations to Belev Raanana are tax deductible according to section 46 of Israeli tax code.

Contact

Contact information

Note: All applicants will be screened by objective placement committees, as required by Israel’s Ministry of Social Services.

Belev Raanana Registered nonprofit 580490605 Donations are tax deductible (Clause 46A)

*התמונות באתר להמחשה בלבד

עמותת בל”ב רעננה
עמותה רשומה 580490605
אישור מס לענייני תרומות (46א’)

אנשי קשר

ישראלה רינגהאם-לוי 
054-6420186
[email protected]

טל ענבר אלטמן
052-6868097
[email protected]

דורון מרום
050-7274132
[email protected]

נדין זר 
052-8909417
[email protected]

ליצירת קשר

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