It is my pleasure to introduce you to the work of the Etta Israel Center.
Mrs. Etta Israel believed in the potential of every person with special needs. During her lifetime she taught classes in which learning and developmentally disabled students thrived. In her will, she asked that her estate be used to create a Center that would help families with special needs experience success in all aspects of their lives.
Founded in 1993, the Etta Israel Center is the realization of that dream. Our non-profit, community based organization is committed to raising awareness and sensitivity towards people with special needs. The unique and necessary services we provide have helped thousands of people achieve inclusion and integration into the Los Angeles Jewish community.
Our accomplishments go beyond each special needs child and adult that we touch. Students, employees and volunteers alike tell us they are transformed by their contact with the Etta Israel Center to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Every aspect of Etta’s varied departments: Educational, Residential and Youth Programs, reaches well beyond each individual.
We thank you for your interest and look forward to welcoming you into the “Etta Israel Family.”
Dr. Michael Held
Message from the Director