In 2021 The Jeff Astor Foundation sponsored a special Purim Party at Akim in Israel for those with disabilities.
Akim, founded in 1951, is the national organization caring for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Israel. Today, AKIM is the largest and most comprehensive provider of programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – regardless of their age, faith, ethnic background or gender – serving 35,000 children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens, as well as their 140,000 family members, throughout Israel.Akim is an organization that spans across 65 beaches throughout Israel and even around the world. They promote better quality of life and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities in both the Jewish and Arab communities. Akim provides an array of services to both the people with disabilities and their families including employment, education, recreation, arts and sports.