The Israeli-American violinist, Yitzhak Perlman, announced the "Israeli Association of Community Centers" as one of the 17 organizations that have been selected to receive a generous grant, in order to promote accessibility of classic arts for people with disabilities.
The grant is part of the "Bereshit Prize" awarded to Yitzhak Perlman for his contribution to people with physical disabilities and his devotion to the Jewish people worldwide, along with additional funds Perlman raised for his "Spirit Without Limits" competition, which aims to promote cultural activities for people with disabilities in Israel.
Aviad Friedman, Chairman of the "Israeli Association of Community Centers" said:
"This wonderful grant is an important step towards recognizing the needs of people and dealing with various disabilities and our duty as a society to ensure the development of programs and infrastructure for their integration into the community and society.
IACC's nationwide "Accessible Community" Program, with its many sub-projects, is designed to enable every member of the community to feel meaningful and belonged and we are grateful for the support of Yitzhak Perlman in this program and its goals".