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Yad Sarah website volunteer, Eli Cohen, invites us to meet Rina Kramer, who presides over the artistic activities in the Beit Yad Sarah Rehabilitation Center. The patients choose their craft - sculpture, painting, weaving, jewelry or embroidery - Rina provides skill and guidance

When Rina Kramer retired after years of creativity as an art teacher at the School for the Deaf, she had no intention of stopping her work for a moment. She wished to continue sharing her knowledge in an effort to improve the quality of life for those with difficulty in functioning. Every Thursday, Rina comes to the Yad Sarah Day Rehabilitation Center in Jerusalem, along with a large group of patients who have become her loyal and very satisfied students. She runs craft and creative activities for the art class. Together with a team of volunteers to aid her, Rina guides the patients in a variety of creative activities: jewelry, embroidery, weaving, and polymer clay sculpture. Rina first visited the Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah after a chance meeting with Irit Nahaloni, the Day Rehabilitation Center Director. Irit told Rina about the need for an art teacher at the Rehabilitation Center. Rina did not hesitate for a moment – and quickly volunteered. For the past eleven years, Rina has been with us at the Rehabilitation Center. She comes happily and returns home with the joy and satisfaction of having empowered her students. Rina says that the choice of the creative activity is up to the student. Once the decision has been made, they receive all the materials and tools they need to complete the project and this is determined according to individual ability level. Her guidance does not end there. Rina and her volunteers constantly move between the participants, supporting them with a good word, offering professional advice, and doing everything they can to ensure that the finished product will bring pride to its creator. We all wish Rina many more wonderful years of enriching the Day Rehabilitation Center with the joy of artistic creation.

 
 
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