This summer, more than 500 blind or visually impaired children from throughout Israel will gather on the campus of Beit Chinuch Ivrim-Jerusalem Institute for the Blind. Many will be there to use the 20-acre campus as a base for some of the most unique summer camps known to the world and spectrum of blindness:
• A one-week all-sports camp for blind children will include judo, floor ball, tandem biking, and tandem kayaking with regular-sighted partners, and more.
• A one-week unique social integration program will teach basic skills to needy blind children.
• A month-long music camp for talented visually impaired children will include the production of their own school music CD.
The American office of Beit Chinuch Ivrim is in Hackensack; a new board of directors, including supporters from New Jersey, will be announced shortly. If you’re in Jerusalem this summer, schedule a visit — it’s sure to be inspiring.
To learn more about the summer camps and the work of Beit Chinuch Ivrim-Jerusalem Institute for the Blind and to support these important initiatives, go to jewishblind.org or email executive director Robert Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org