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Welcome to ALYN’s world

I’m Saja, 30 years old and the mother of 2. I came to the nursing profession from a personal experience that taught me how close the nurse is to the patient in any situation. When no one else can sit next to him. The nurse is there to hold his hand. I work as a…

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Healthcare can function as social catapult if we let it – opinion

The history of medicine and the Jewish people have long been intertwined. In medieval times, when antisemitism excluded Jews from most guilds and professions, the high literacy rate among Jews – who always prioritized education – made the few medical texts that existed at that time more accessible and understandable to them than to their less-literate…

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We must help children build their characters by prescribing fun – opinion

If we wish to raise well-adjusted children with the life-skills they will need as adults, we must stop feeling sorry for them and learn instead to treat them as we would any other child. If we wish to change the future of children like Or and Esther, we must push the medical professionals dealing with child development…

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Children of Israel’s ALYN Hospital are rehabilitation champions – opinion

At ALYN Hospital, the aim is to maximize the rehabilitative process of children with disabilities and to succeed in integrating them into society in the best way possible, including giving them the tools to enjoy participating in fun sports activities, just like any other child.

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D.C. cyclist to pedal 62 miles to raise funds for pediatric rehab center, encourages community to ‘DCide to Ride for Good’ at Wheels of Love in DC on June 12

Wheels of Love, a charity bike ride for ALYN Hospital, will take place on June 12th in Washington D.C. The event offers two routes of varying difficulties—a 62-mile and 30-mile option. Local D.C.-rider Saul Shamash is excited to participate in his fourth year of this incredible event and is encouraging others to join the ride to help support ALYN’s pediatric patients.

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Real people, real problems, real solutions

Schechter students create adaptive technology for Israeli kids.
When the eighth grade class of Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County in New Milford went to Israel last month, there was a new stop on the itinerary: The Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem.

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ALYN Hospital in Israel Hosts Women’s Hack-A-Thon to Assist Children With Disabilities

 In honor of Women’s History Month, ALYN Hospital, Israel’s only pediatric rehabilitation center, hosted a Women’s Hack-A-Thon on March 29 to create personalized solutions for teenage girls with disabilities. Five creative teams were presented with a challenge from a real patient at ALYN and, in a few short hours, came up with designs and rough…

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American Friends of ALYN Hospital’s new webinar series to launch during Women’s History Month

ALYN Hospital, Israel’s only pediatric rehabilitation center, is launching a webinar series focusing on the global impacts of ALYN’s work and research. The series, entitled Align with ALYN, will be hosted by American Friends of ALYN and begins on March 22nd with a presentation from ALYN’s Director General, Dr. Maurit Beeri.

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ALYN Hospital Receives a $2.2M Grant to Establish the First Research Center in Israel for Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation

The Helmsley Charitable Trust’s contribution is a major step towards advancing pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation in the country and around the world.

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Local-Israeli Partnership Exemplifies the Importance of International Medical Cooperation

When the stars align in philanthropy matchmaking, some of the most fruitful partnerships are born.

This month, ALYN Hospital, Israel’s only pediatric rehabilitation center, and Philadelphia International Medicine, a hub for 10 medical centers in the Philadelphia region, announced a trans-Atlantic partnership.

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Maayan Aviv

Maayan Aviv

Executive Director

I am privileged to serve as the Executive Director for the American Friends of ALYN. I have been a part of this organization for nearly a decade, and have the experience and deep institutional knowledge which allow me to effectively spread the word about ALYN and further our mission. I am proud to lead the US team which supports ALYN in doing what it does best - transforming disabilities into abilities!

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