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Five Towns Team Rides for ALYN Hospital

This past Sunday October 18, together with a group of friends, Sarah Liss, from the Five Towns, rode in memory of her dear friend Kevin Leifer, a longtime supporter of ALYN. “I’m a veteran ALYN rider, but this is the first time we all rode together as ‘Friends of Kevin’.” The team rode a metric…

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Bicyclists pedal thousands of miles across America to aid sick kids in Israel

This year, the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible for riders from the United States to travel to Israel for the five-day cycling event, and so the American Friends of ALYN Hospital had to adapt the concept to meet the needs of the new reality. And so #MyALYNRide was created to create personal challenges that can…

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ALYN Hospital prevails through pandemic challenges to save disabled youth

Friends of ALYN Hospital adapted to this year’s challenge by establishing the #MyALYNRide cycling campaign to encourage riders globally to help raise funds for the hospital. Prevailing through the ever changing challenges created by the coronavirus, ALYN Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center has adapted its annual Wheels of Love charity bike ride. The hospital…

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October 2020 #MyALYNRide Teams Due to COVID-19 and Israel’s Ministry of Health regulations, we cannot be in Israel this year to ride together on the Wheels of Love charity bike ride benefiting the children of ALYN Hospital. Instead, many of our riders joined our virtual option, #MyALYNRide, committing to a personal challenge while riding at…

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October 2020 Aharon’s ALYN Recovery Aharon’s father, Jeremy Rosenbaum, tells his story:  “Two years ago, on the day before Sukkot, Aharon fell out of our third story window. After being rushed to the hospital and having an emergency craniectomy to save his life and limit brain damage, Aharon spent two weeks in a medically induced…

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What’s for Dinner Tonight?

September 2020 What’s for Dinner Tonight? Meet Jane Lazare from Cheshire, England, author of the cookbook, What’s for Dinner Tonight?  Jane initially set up a Facebook group of the same name to keep friends connected and entertained throughout lockdown. Membership quickly ballooned to almost 2,000, hailing from as far as New York and Miami. As the…

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Victoria Grinman and the honor of serving in the IDF

September 2020 Victoria Grinman and the honor of serving in the IDF Nineteen-year-old Victoria Grinman knows about being presented with challenges.  At age seven on a trip to the US to visit her grandparents, Victoria and her family were involved in a head-on collision. Victoria was rushed unconscious to a local hospital where doctors did…

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Lessons from the pandemic: The importance of the simple act of breathing

September 2020 Lessons from the pandemic: The importance of the simple act of breathing As we come to the end of the Jewish year 5780 and approach Rosh Hashana, we recognize how the past year has brought the simple act of breathing to the forefront of global consciousness. The pandemic has compelled us all to…

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TESTAccenture and Intel Support Neuromorphic Research Project to Develop Robotic Arm for Wheelchair-Bound Pediatric Patients

NEW YORK & SANTA CLARA, Calif. & RA’ANANA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Intel are supporting a neuromorphic computing research project led by the Neuro-Biomorphic Engineering Lab (NBEL) at the Open University of Israel in collaboration with ALYN Hospital, Israel’s leading pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation center. Funded by Accenture through its participation in the Intel Neuromorphic…

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The parent of a ventilator-dependent child reflects on corona pandemic

Very soon we started to feel like caged lions. There were days when I felt like if I didn’t scream or cry out loud, I’d go crazy, but I knew I had to keep my composure for Dor. ‘I’m sorry, you won’t be able to take your son home for Purim. COVID-19 is spreading, and we can’t…

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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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