The Dorset Foundation established the Harry Weinrebe Fund for the Advancement of Children at MJB, in memory of the late Harry Weinrebe, in 2009. The Fund supports research projects and national seminars on major issues affecting Israeli children and youth.
The first project supported by the Fund was the first national study on immigrant youth. This study provided the first in-depth and comprehensive view of immigrant youth, focusing on their integration into Israeli society in areas such as education, social integration, relationships with parents, and risk behaviors. A national conference was held in January 2010 to present the interim findings of the study.
Since then, the Fund has supported a second study on immigrant youth from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia and studies on youth in rehabilitation services and low-achieving students.
The latest project supported by the Fund was a collaborative learning process with Aleh, Israel’s largest network of care for children with severe multiple disabilities. The study findings were published in a book which was launched at a national study day in June 2016.