September 13, 2019 –
The Israel Guide Dog Center is the only accredited center in the Middle East offering vital guide dog services - at no charge -to Israel's blind population. They have partnered more than 640 Guide Dogs with visually impaired and blind Israelis as well as providing Service Companions to blind and autistic children, as well as adults with other disabilities.
Come learn more at our clergy-led Kabbalat Shabbat, when we welcome inspirational speaker Eli Yablonek, a decorated IDF soldier in the 1973 Yom Kippur War who lost his sight and one arm in military service. He will share his compelling life
story. Founded in 1991, The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind offer free services to blind or visually impaired Israelis, such as Eli Yablonek, to help them gain mobility, independence and companionship that only a guide dog can provide. There are some 24,000 visually impaired people in Israel. The service will be followed by a hearty oneg. All are welcome!!
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