Drum with me

An exceptional event took place last week in the community center ofJerusalem’sRamotneighborhood, where more than 300 children from the ultra-Orthodox sector formed a circle of drummers together with the Alei Siach Special Band, whose members are special needs young adults. The event, attended by hundreds of guests from the ultra-Orthodox sector, focused on conveying the message of accepting the other, and integrating them into the community.

Watch the Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjV4tsC2zT0

An exceptional event took place last week in the community center ofJerusalem’sRamotneighborhood, where more than 300 children from the ultra-Orthodox sector formed a circle of drummers together with the Alei Siach Special Band, whose members are special needs young adults.  The event, attended by hundreds of guests from the ultra-Orthodox sector, focused on conveying the message of accepting the other, and integrating them into the community.

 

Unique for this sector of the Israeli population, the event represents Alei Siach’s ambition to publicly and determinedly promote the concept that special needs children are worthy of being an integral part of our communities as much as any other person.  Social marginalization of special needs individuals and their families must cease.

 

Rabbi Chaim Perkal, Alei Siach founder and chairperson: “Music has the wonderful quality of bridging worlds.  When children play together, there is no ‘regular’ and ‘special’.  Everyone enjoys the event, and everyone is equal.  We will continue these efforts every day of the year, aiming to ensure that integration of these special children, youth and adults in the community is optimal and positive for all involved.”

Watch the Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjV4tsC2zT0