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Uniquely designed programs have been developed that cater to the special needs of children who are developmentally challenged, who come from “at risk” families, and immigrants who are seeking assimilation into Israeli society. Programs for Jewish and Arab children promote tolerance, develop cross-cultural relationships and ultimately peaceful coexistence.

Pavel Smidotzkich

Pavel Smidotzkich

Pavel Smidotzkich, 14 years of age who trains at the ITC Ofakim, has been selected as “Player of the Month” of the Israel Tennis Centers in October.

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Barra Ka’abiyye

Barra Ka’abiyye

After a one year break from tennis, 13 year old Barra Ka’abiyye returned to the courts of the Israel Tennis Center-Yokneam, the place where she feels most at home.

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Elad Gevandschnaider

Elad Gevandschnaider

Representing Israel in the Special Olympics European Summer Games in the field of tennis will be Elad Gevandschnaider (22) who trains with coach Vladimir Podolsky at the Israel Tennis Center-Beer Sheva.

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Noa Bitan

Noa Bitan

Ten year old Noa Bitan who has been training at the ITC-Haifa for the past four years.

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Noa Moshkoviz

Noa Moshkoviz

Noa is part of the competitive program at the Ramat Hasharon Tennis Center. She trains every day for four hours.

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Shirley Greenberg

Shirley Greenberg

Lose a wallet full of money these days and the chances of seeing it again are… well, not good.

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Riva Hondiashvili

Riva Hondiashvili

Riva was in kindergarten on January 29, 2004, the day her father, Baruch (Roman) was killed in a terror attack.

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Tuvia Edri

Tuvia Edri

Two months ago, Shaul Zohar, manager of the Kiryat Shmona Center, received a call from a woman in the nearby city of Hazor. It was the mother of Tuvia Edri, a 14 year old boy suffering from Down syndrome.

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Yanay Ben Yosef

Yanay Ben Yosef

Yanay was five when his brother, Rothem was diagnosed with leukemia. Yanay’s parents decided to send him to the Israel Tennis Center in Jaffa to help shield him from what the family was going through.

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Aviv Ben Shabat

Aviv Ben Shabat

There are some very tough streets in Tiberias, mean streets. This is an area of crushing poverty, where crime is rampant, hunger is common and the children have a very uncertain future.

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