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Cornerstone Laying Ceremony in Tel Aviv

Amigour has recently had the cornerstone laying ceremony for the construction of 107 residential units for the elderly and Holocaust survivors in Amigour's Derech Hashalom Sheltered Home in Tel Aviv.

There are many partners in this project: The State of Israel, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Keren Hayesod, The Gladys and Irving Coopersmith Charitable Trust and many others.A major partner in this project is the Claims Conference who honored Amigour and came for the cornerstone laying ceremony.

Participants included: Julius Berman, President of the Claims Conference, board members of the Claims Conference in Israel, His Excellency Clemens von Goetze, German Ambassador to Israel, Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Avraham Duvdevani, World Chairman of the Zionist Federation, Colette Avital, Chairperson of the Center Organization of Holocaust survivors in Israel and of course, Holocaust survivors who are waiting for their new apartments.

Julius Berman, President of the Claims Conference, thanked Amigour and praised its initiative to construct additional homes for Holocaust survivors and said that Amigour is not just bricks and walls, but a true home. He continued by saying that the elderly who will be lucky to reside here will enjoy a variety of services: an immense array of social activities, caretakers and a dedicated staff in Amigour's Sheltered Home.

He added that the Claims Conference is happy to be an integral part in the construction of this project. At the end of the ceremony, the guests signed the Scroll of Foundation that was placed in the ground and afterwards they placed flowers on the memorial in the yard of the old building in memory of Alexander Sasha Pechersky, leader and commander of the uprising in the Sobibor concentration camp. On behalf of the Holocaust survivors and Amigour, we would like to thank the Claims Conference for their support in this project and for the thousands of housing solutions they have helped with in the past.