Testimonials

“I love that the Ramah philosophy is in Israel now. Could it be that after searching for three years, I have found my first integrated camp in Israel?”

Stan Goldman, Program Director, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

 

Shutaf “is extraordinary in that it serves children with disabilities not in segregated programs, but in a fully inclusive atmosphere with a true mix of children with and without disabilities.” The program “ensures that children with disabilities are fully included in camping and social gatherings. It also ensures that children without disabilities are exposed to children with challenges that are different from their own,” he adds. “In short, I believe that inclusive programs will make us a better society.”

Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation

 

“Inclusion is not about the percentages of people with disabilities versus those without disabilities. True inclusion is creating a space where every person has a place within the group. We are all interdependent. I am pleased to observe that Shutaf shares these values and implements them at every level of its programming.”

Prof. Arie Rimmerman, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, Haifa University, author of Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities: National and International Perspectives, 2013, Cambridge University Press

 

“We wanted to share our good fortune that we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy 18 years together.” Erica noted. “In my eyes, Beth and Miriam are visionaries, putting dreams into action.’’

Joe Brodie and Erica Goldman Brodie, Shutaf donors

 

“During camp… I got to know a new Itai. I felt less alone, I felt a sense of family.”

Ilana Haviva, mother of Shutaf camper, Itai

 

“Thank you, Marci, for your magic… You diffused a challenging situation with skill, charm and sensitivity. We are grateful to you, Yoni and the Shutaf staff.”

MJ and Barry Kanner, parents of Shutaf camper