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This Week's Shabbat Times

August 7 - 8

Av 18

Begins: 20.52

Ends: 22.10
Fri Mincha/Ma'arv None
Candlelighting 20.52
Sedra Ekev
Shabbat morning None

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Scottish Friends of Alyn

ALYN HOSPITAL is one of the world's leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of infants, children and adolescents, regardless of religion or ethnic origin who are suffering from a broad range of physical disabilities - both congenital and acquired.

  • ALYN HOSPITAL is the ONLY FACILITY of its kind in Israel.
  • ALYN has 93 hospitalization beds, 11,500 Out Patients visits per year (evaluations and treatments) and a wide range of Day Care services.
  • As a private non-profit hospital, ALYN receives NO automatic government funding and is only partially reimbursed for its multidisciplinary and individualized rehabilitation treatment programmes by payments from official referring agencies, the balance (never less than 25% of the running budget of NIS 4,308,000) having to be made up by private donations.
  • 100 % of the cost of the purchase of new equipment for medical, educational, rehabilitation and/or household purposes, special one-time projects or programmes, research, development and renovations has to be raised through direct donations.
Ariel with Hemda For more information, see the Alyn Hospital website.
Mor, with special keyboard Gilad, with pen mouse
Ariel with Hemda Mor, with special keyboard Gilad, with pen mouse


The Scottish Friends of Alyn resulted from a group visit to Israel and to Alyn in March 1987. The group's first success was the provision of Yorkhill chariots (a specialised mobility aid manufactured in Scotland). The aim is now to make Alyn more widely known and to help the children by raising money for their various needs, such as specially modified computers (see pictures above), wheelchairs for use in showers, so that the young girls can have privacy, and numerous therapeutic toys & games.

The Scottish Friends of Alyn have an annual appeal, and in addition many contributors give a donation to Alyn to mark special birthdays, anniversaries etc. for which they are most grateful. If you would like to make a donation, then please contact the Treasurer, Hilary, at Scottish Friends of Alyn, Synagogue Chambers, 4 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB, or email the Shul Secretary, who will pass the message along.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2020


Dear EHC member
Scotland deserves a ‘pat on the back’ with no continuing losses through Coronavirus.  We have followed the rules and guidance that have been in place and we urge you to continue to do so to ensure our own good health and of those near to us.


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