First fully disabled-accessible synagogue opened in Jerusalem

Construction of the first fully disabled-accessible synagogue in Jerusalem is about to be finished, giving disabled worshipers easy access to the compound, with comfortable seating arrangements for wheelchair-bound visitors, Braille bibles and more.

According to estimates, about 90% of the synagogues in Israel do not have accessibility for the disabled.

The synagogue is currently being built as part of the Herzog Hospital complex in the capital.

There are 1.4 million people with disabilities in Israel, and some are unable to attend a synagogue due to accessibility problems.

The synagogue will have easy access, with a ramp built next to stairs leading from floor to floor. The synagogue will also have wide aisles and entryways, doors made of glass and marked with yellow stickers for the visually impaired, bright lighting and special seating accommodations for those using wheelchairs.

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