Introduction:

Sheltered employment factories throughout Israel, employ the blind and visually impaired who have difficulty integrating into the free work market
Those employed in the sheltered employment factories are entitled to financial compensation.


Blind and visually impaired individuals who have difficulty integrating into the free market are eligible to work in various sheltered employment factories.

  • The work conditions in the factories are suited to each specific disability and the employees receive compensation for their work.

Wages for employees at sheltered places

  • Basic wage: Those who work at least 12 hours per month are entitled to a basic wage for the first 5 hours of daily work in the factory. The basic wage is 50% of hourly wage at Hameshakem.* *The basic wage is also paid for the following vacation days:
    • Summer break - 7 days off in the summer
    • Knesset election day
    • Holiday eves - 8 holiday eves per year
  • Additional payment: Wages are paid to workers in accordance with the period and value of the work performed.
  • Social benefits (for the two components indicated above): This payment constitutes 15.83% of the salary and it includes: vacation pay, sick pay, accident insurance, severance pay, provident fund savings, and National Insurance payments - as determined by the National Insurance Institute.
  • The salary, made up of all the components above, must be paid by the 10th of every month.

List of Sheltered Employment Factories

Central Region

  • Schocken 30, Tel Aviv, 65532, Tel: 03-6823886, Fax: 03-6829174
  • Herzl 6, Bat Yam, 59306, Tel: 03-6596724, Fax: 03-5556105, 03-5556176
  • Harav Yosef Gamliel, PO Box 257, Gedera 70080, Ted: 08-8593377, Fax: 08-8593377
  • Hovot Halevavot 11, Herzliya, 46323, Tel: 09-9504369, Fax: 09-9586711, Click here for more details about the factory in Herzliya
  • Hamelacha 26, Holon, Tel: 03-5172824, Fax: 03-5170931
  • Harechev 8, Netanya, 42379, Tel: 09-8628284, Fax: 09-8628284
  • Gabrielov St., PO Box 1477, Rechovot, 76114, Tel: 08-9466188, Fax: 08-9469555
  • Hanarkisim 43, PO Box 2171, Ramat Gan, 52121, Tel: 03-7527172, Fax: 03-7523703

Jerusalem Region

  • Sapir Center, Givat Shaul, Jerusalem, Tel: 02-6511943, Fax: 02-6528164
  • Harishonim 11, PO Box 249, Ashdod, 77102, Tel: 08-8523979, Fax: 08-8535147
  • Remez Street, PO Box 133, Ashkelon, Tel: 08-6724821, Fax: 08-6724821

Northern Region

  • "Migdal Or", Haifa, Kiryat Chaim, 26244, Tel: 077-7721373, Fax: 077-7721361
  • Bir Neighborhood, PO Box 2165, Umm al-Fahm, 30010, Tel: 04-6314996, Fax: 04-6314996
  • Kfar Kara, 30085, Tel: 04-6351671
  • Majd al-Krum, 20190, Tel: 04-9881126, Fax: 04-9881126
  • Rimon 3a, Nazareth Illit, 17000, Tel: 04-6478888, 04-6015080

Southern Region

  • Yehuda HaNahtom 11, PO Box 3711, Beer Sheva, 84131, Tel: 08-6468451/2, Fax: 08-6239904
  • Ashlagan 3, Kiryat Gat, 82000, Tel: 6811472, Fax: 08-6811472

Who is Eligible?

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