Friends of AKIM USA

Our Leadership

National Board of Directors

  • Jeffrey Justin, President
  • Elayne Flamm, President Emeritus
  • Rada Sumareva, Vice President
  • Martin Novack, Esq., General Counsel
  • William Rose, Treasurer

Members of the Board

Aviva Amand

Peter Bernstein

Howard Blas

Omar Hussein

Sandra Justin

Jason Lieberman

Eunice Negron

Omer Rosenhand

Jason Shela

Shoshana Speiser

Yakir Zofi

What's New at AKIM

AKIM Israel together with the Histadrut – ”General Organization of Workers in the Land of Israel” (The “Union”) have recently joined forces to promote the integration of the intellectually and developmentally disabled persons in the labor market in Israel.
As part of AKIM Israel’s desire to reach a full inclusion and participation, including residential facilities, in the community, AKIM maintains and operates 33 community-based apartments, throughout Israel, housing 4-6 residents each; all apartments are located within residential areas. These apartments are targeted to those people who can live independently, with minor supervision.
AKIM Israel serves as guardian for more than 1,500 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, regardless of their faith, ethnic background, age or sex
With the 2015 elections around the corner, AKIM Israel’s ”Election Booklet” offers information about candidates and policies, to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ”on their way to the ballot box.”