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DANI 6th Annual Gala & Dinner with Baruch Levine & Ethan Bortnick – Photos

This past Monday night DANI held the 6th Annual Gala and dinner celebration in Toronto Canada. It was an absolute sold out house at the Terrace Banquette Center.
The entertainment of the evening was Singer/ Songwriter Baruch Levine and 10 year old Pianist/ Child Prodigy Ethan Bortnick. They put on an amazing program and thrilled fans from all ages. You can see some photos from the event below.

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About Dani:
When teens finish high school they have many choices; university, college, travel, work or other alternatives.
When young adults with special needs finish high school- they have few options. In addition, they have chronologically outgrown social programs and possibilities. DANI is a parent driven group that offers young adults a unique opportunity for personal growth while establishing connections to the community and building an identity.
There is a growing, desperate and essential need for our young adults to spend meaningful days as valued and contributing members of society.
There is an emerging and crucial need for our young adults to become strong advocates for themselves. DANI helps guide that necessary voice.
One of DANI’s goals is an emotional transition from a state of learned helplessness to supported independence, from the child who remains silent and is told by others what to do to the adult who can advocate for himself and create his own life.
There are numerous benefits. The rewards for the young adults are certainly abundant. However, the community members also gain by meeting and strengthening relationships with DANI participants. In turn, that development will have a ripple effect extending to social programs, synagogues, neighborhoods and many more possibilities. A safe sense of warmth will then envelope our young adults in the community.

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