“Bateva Shelanu” is an enterprise that employs people with disabilities while integrating them
into the community
בטב”ע שלנו, הינו מיזם המעסיק אנשים עם מוגבלויות תוך שילובם בקהילה
They say laughter is the best medicine. And this is going from being just a phrase to a reality.
A popular concept in the West, medical clowning has recently been introduced in India.
In this project I followed two medical clowns from Israel who volunteered to preform in
orphanages in India.
I watched as they succeeded in turning the sad and frightened faces of the kids into smiling and then laughing out loud. kids who were gathered from the streets to orphanages. And thanks to the clowns they were relieved of their daily troubles.
At nightfall, the drunk, drugged, and destitute are gathered up by good-hearted people and taken to “Gagon” in Tel Aviv, a shelter that provides showers, beds and a hot meal. Come morning, they go back out on the street, imagining that their situation has improved.
I followed those people who walk on two feet and live in burrows like rats.
I've Been There
Like Alice in Wonderland who followed the rabbit, I followed a group of retirees who came together to make a dream into a reality. As youths they chose to leave Bulgaria for Israel. Now, in their golden years, they meet weekly in a small hall to sing and dance the viable memories of their birthplace.
The Women’s Courtyard
This is a place where young women of different religions are given a chance they never had. Young women, alone, without any family support, who suffer from poverty and endure harsh living conditions, are given the chance to experience a supportive environment that helps them to better integrate into society as independent women, both emotionally and financially.