By Jeanette Koll - Resource Development, mother of a resident
Despite being blind and deaf Eldar happily holds his basketry instructor's hand as she passes him the dampened cane branches. Masterfully he intertwines the cane at an incredible spead producing baskets, baby doll carriages, exquisite serving trays and picnic baskets.
Saddened when the working day ends and dependent on others to walk with him and help him combat his dark and quiet world, Eldar's creativity fills his life and knows no bounds.
The amazing kiln that was purchased with GlobalGiving funds has recently been working overtime as an order was made for 160 ceramic candlesticks for a wedding table decoration. So many residents have their daily employment conditions improved because of your generousity.
With updated equipment you help bring light into Eldar's dark world and smiles on everyone's faces
Beit Uri thanks you !
Jul 8, 2019
Beit Uri remembers slain Pittsburgh brothers
By Jeanette Koll - Resource Development & mother of Beit Uri resident
Tree of life ceramic plate
David and Cecil Rosenthal, inseparable brothers known for their love for life, were among those taken too soon during the 2018 massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. 'The Boys' were kind-hearted and loving in nature like so many of Beit Uri’s special residents.
The Rosenthal family asked people to share random acts of kindness in their memory and truly witnessed this during their recent visit to Beit Uri. Emotional songs were sung next to wooden plaques flanking trees in memory of the brothers. Ceramic plates and a woven carpet with the Tree of Life image made by residents of the home were greatly appreciated.
Your donations helped upgrade the equipment to make these wonderful products and give pleasure to so many people.
'Don’t wait for happiness. Create it. Let’s show we are stronger than hate as we truly witnessed in Beit Uri' said mother of the boys Joy Rosenthal.
Thanks again for your support !
Rosenthal Family next to trees of remembrance
Kobi (blind) ready to present tree of life artwork
Apr 9, 2019
Clay rolling and Kiln Working Overtime !
By Jeanette Koll - Resource Development/Mother of Beit Uri resident
Global Giving donations have continued to come in on a daily basis, each making a difference in the lives of Beit Uri residents. The new ceramic kiln purchased together with the clay rolling machinery for the blind were used around the clock last week – rolling, cutting, painting and firing tiles for the new assisted living building plaque.
Yossi – blind and mentally challenged, enthusiastically turns the clay wheel creating strips of clay which were cut, designed and painted by Amos and Shai before placing in the kiln, fired, dried and hung for all to admire !!
You have helped beautify the surroundings and enable residents to work creatively on upgraded equipment. For that we are truly grateful .