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Sadnat Shiluv Raising Funds for Special Needs

What is Sadnat Shiluv? The Sadna is a project that encourages extremely challenged and special needs children from kindergarten age until young adulthood to integrate into community life. Its guiding principle is that a person is not defined by his needs, but rather by his ability to contribute. This approach allows these challenged children to gain self-confidence and independence.

The Sadna is located in Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion, Israel and is run by a devoted staff with professional training in various fields in order to teach different vocations and give special workshops. In addition, there is a dormitory on campus, enabling the children to experience communal inclusion into the social framework, religious life, sense of belonging and employment.

Though this project is supported by the Ministry of Education, the needs are great. For this reason, Sadna sponsors the Swim 4 Sadnat Shiluv Women’s Swim-a-thon, Crossing the Kinneret. Thanks to the proceeds of Swim4Sadna 2010, Sadnat Shiluv is providing a safe and secure place for six additional young adults to live, study, work and lead an independent life in Rosh Tzurim.

The Swim-a-thon will take place on Wednesday, May 25th. There will be two routes: 3.5k starting at Haon Beach and 1.5k starting at Maagan Beach. Both routes will finish at Tzemach Beach, where there will be a closing ceremony. During the event, the beaches will only be open to women. Men are invited to celebrate at the closing ceremony. In order to have optimal swimming conditions, swimmers will start the route at 6:00 a.m. This is not a race but all swimmers must start at the same time and must stay within the parameters set by the water patrol and life guards. Registration to Swim4Sadna is open until May 22nd at

Shvoong http://minisites.shvoong.co.il/sadna/about.asp

The registration fee will cover the cost of participation, which includes insurance, all permits, access to beaches and their facilities (starting and ending points), police, life guards, medics and ambulance, life rafts, life boats and various other miscellaneous costs. It does not include accommodations and transportation to and from the event. All donations go directly to Sadnat Shiluv. Additionally, Sadnat Shiluv asks all participants to make a commitment to raise a minimum of NIS 2,000 for the purchase of a third new hostel to house our boys.

Included with the swim-a-thon registration is a Women’s Day of Fitness and Health at Chof Tzemach on Tuesday, May 24th. There will be booths, workshops, activities, a musical performance, access to the water park and a sleepover at the beach. Guests can join in for NIS 50.

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