Belev Raanana – Living together in the Raanana community
No more institutions! No more exclusion!
A home in the heart of the community
Belev Raanana is a registered nonprofit organization (No. 580490605) established by a group of parents residing in Ra’anana, with the aim of building a home in the community for young adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The project was undertaken after extensive research found that no suitable community-living options exist in Israel for people with severe disabilities. Refusing to accept this, we decided to take action!
Thanks to our initiative, these young people will finally have a home, accessible and adapted to their specific needs, where they can live a full and dignified life within their home community.
Belev Raanana is working in close collaboration with several public and governmental organizations that support this initiative.
In December 2020, after many years of hard work and carefully budgeted management, Belev Raanana was issued a building permit for construction of the home.
Israela Ringham-Levi, Project Initiator
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein
For many years my family and I struggled with the difficult and complex challenge of raising a child with special needs in our home. We gave him all our love and devotion, which were always able to overcome the hardships. But thinking of the future, I found it hard to imagine my son living in some faraway institution. I wanted him, as he reached adulthood, to continue living in the community, in a supportive and dignified home - just like the home of his childhood. And that is how the idea was born: building a loving home in the community.
Not an institution. Not a hostel. Not a shelter. A HOME.
From the hardship, an opportunity arises.
The home is designed for moderate to low-functioning young adults with intellectual disabilities and/or in need of nursing care. The home we are building is a model of giving and a moral compass for us all - families, the enlightened community, and a value-based society that respects life. I invite you all to join us and take part in our unique initiative.
Project initiator and Director of Belev Raanana
Doron Marom, Chairman
I joined Belev Raanana when I saw how thorough and serious they were in implementing their goals. Having previously participated in the establishment of social NPOs, I quickly came to recognize the high effectiveness of Belev Raanana. As a citizen, it is very important to me to contribute to discussions and activities that define our approach to the weakest members of our society. I am proud to take part in the establishment of the home in Raanana, a pioneering residential project for people with severe disabilities. It is an honor to invite you to join us, and together we will change a wanting reality.
Alex Daulby, Founding member
My name is Alex Daulby. I am a businessman residing in Raanana and one of the founders of the Belev Raanana NPO.
Not long ago my family faced a painful dilemma: we were looking for a home for our daughter, a sweet, adorable girl with an intellectual disability. Since at the time of our search there was no suitable solution for her needs in our community, we had to find one elsewhere. This experience reinforced our awareness of the importance of the initiative and activities of Belev Raanana.
Today, after years of hard work, we, at Belev Raanana, see with pride and satisfaction how the vision gradually becomes a reality. Planning is already underway, and we know that this building will be much more than concrete, bricks and walls.
The complex we are building will bring a new spirit to the whole community, a spirit of inclusion, acceptance and hope.
I invite you all to partner with us in our innovative social enterprise.
Members of Belev Raanana:
Project Initiator and Director
Dr. Miki Seiffe
Pinahas Dov Goldberger
Attorney Eli Braude – Legal advisor
Leonard Friedman CPA (ISR.) FCA – Auditor
Uri Keidar – Building consultant (formerly Gen.Dir. of the Raanana Municipality)