what people are saying

“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?”

shutaf heartStan 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.”

shutaf heartJay 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.”

shutaf heartProf. 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


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

shutaf heartIlana 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. Benny came home happy and glad that he stayed.”

shutaf heart MJ and Barry Kanner, mother of Shutaf camper, Benny