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Building Dreams: A School for Special Hearts in Sderot


When the Educational Department of Sderot presented us with a challenge, it sparked an opportunity to create something truly exceptional: a school for children with special needs. The vision was simple yet profound — to establish a learning space where these children could receive the attention they deserve, all whilst offering support to parents navigating the challenges of displacement. Thus, an extraordinary educational centre emerged in the Dead Sea area.

In response, Brothers and Sisters for Israel (BSI) embraced the challenge, collaborating with the Sderot municipality to turn this dream school into a reality. The journey was nothing short of remarkable — within only five days, the school opened its doors on November 6. A collective effort unfolded, with contributions from school administrators, the Ministry of Education, Bezalel, Yoni Rez (the property owner), and, notably, BSI. Professors and students from Bezalel took the lead, and funding poured in from Canada's Magbit Foundation, BSI, and the Ministry of Education.

Our Mission

Today, the school consists of eight classrooms, designated spots for individual attention, and a relaxing zone. Approximately 60 students study everyday, from 09:30AM to 3:30PM, creating a vibrant learning environment.


This endeavor is nothing short of inspiring - a concept transformed into a reality in record time, thanks to the collaborative efforts of dedicated individuals. Brothers and Sisters for Israel, the local municipality, and various contributors orchestrated a seamless process. The school has become a safe haven for children with special needs, offering a unique learning space. In only a few days, it evolved into a sanctuary allowing 60 students to immerse themselves in education, supported by passionate educators and a dedicated team of supporters.


Beyond its physical presence, the school has become a symbol of resilience, a place where education serves as a source of security and comfort for the students and their families in the face of adversity.

Impact to Date

The cost of equipping one Civilian Emergency Squad, which includes an average of 16 volunteers, is approximately $24,000. Our aim to equip all 500 squads for a total cost of approximately $12M USD.

How Can You Help

Join us in making a profound impact on the lives of those who serve as the first line of defense alongside Israel's borders. Your support will play a pivotal role in safeguarding our most vulnerable communities, ultimately saving the lives of thousands of families across the country.

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