Jewish National Fund-USA ensures that no member of Israeli society is left behind, from its state-of-the-art rehabilitative facility in the Negev to Special in Uniform, which integrates teens with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces. In recognition of Jewish Disability, Acceptance, Awareness, and Inclusion month, host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Yossi Kahana, the director of JNF-USA’s Task Force on Disabilities, to talk about JNF-USA’s work supporting people with disabilities, what he’s learned in his 20+ years of experiences working with disabled Israelis, and the importance of making sure nobody gets left behind.
Yossi Kahana is Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) Executive Director for National Major Donor Advancement. He has also served as Director of the organization’s Task Force on Disabilities since 2015. Previously, Kahana was the Director for ALEH Negev Nahalat Eran (now ADI Negev), a JNF-USA affiliate that provides state-of-the-art rehabilitative services in the Negev. He has also worked as a paramedic at Magen David Adom in addition to serving as a member of the advisory board of The Friendship Circle International, which supports Jewish children with special needs.
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