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Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities

Activities for Children

Swim-a-thon and 3-d art

We are teaming up with religious school classes, Hebrew day schools, and summer camps to create various materials to enrich the lives of our students.

Swim-a-Thons: Students and campers of all ages are holding Swim-a-Thon fundraisers to support the Keren Or Hydrotherapy Center. These students are enthusiastically soliciting pledges, and exercising for this special cause. These experiences of mitzvot have been very special to watch. It is a true testament to the young participating students who are grasping the full understanding of philanthropy and helping less fortunate children. This mitzvah is something that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Tactile Books: Reading books is an important part of any childhood but traditional books are just not accessible for blind children. At Keren Or, we believe that all children deserve the benefits and stimulation that books offer and created the Tactile Books program to meet this need. Tactile Books tell stories and stimulate imaginations through materials that can be touched and felt.

Students and campers can use their creativity to make a story come to life with tactile art materials while at the same time experiencing what it means to help a less fortunate child. The books they create are used by Keren Or therapists to give our students the experience of communicating through story. Our students feel the pages and understand what it is like to "read" a book. The books provide an opportunity to engage with the world in a fun and motivating manner.

3D Art: Our students are all legally blind and cannot enjoy the visual aspects of art. They can, however, appreciate art in a physical way. Help create a three-dimensional art mural to display at the Keren Or Center in Jerusalem! Students and campers use various materials and their creativity to craft their own pieces of 3D art.