Special Needs (Yachad)

yachadwebbottomYACHAD, which means "together" in Hebrew, is the Jewish Community Center's special services for persons who have developmental disabilities. Staffed by trained volunteers under professional supervision, YACHAD cares for the social, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of Jewish persons with disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy and others which affect the way a person grows and/or learns. Volunteers are always needed to serve as friends.

For additional information, contact Ann Gilbert Winterman.

Yachad is funded by The Beverly and Sam Kolko Fund, the Golisano Foundation and the Elencwajg Fouondation for Special Needs.


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Rosh Hashanah Seminar (Chaverim)

Spend a relaxing end-of-summer morning learning about the Jewish New Year with apple crafts, learning about tashlich, and much more.  Chag Sameach!

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: -
Contact Ann Winterman for more information.


High Holiday Service (Chaverim and Chug)

The most important Jewish holidays, aside from Shabbat, are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  The High Holiday service is most meaningful to our group.  Refreshments will be available. 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: -
Contact Ann Winterman for more information.


Sukkot "Pizza in the Hut" (Chaverim)

Jews built temporary booths and decorated them with branches and fruit to celebrate the crops that provide our food. The holiday remembers when the Jewish people wandered in the desert after they were freed from slavery in Egypt; they built Sukkot for shade and rest.  Pizza will be served in the sukkah (rain or shine) and we'll discuss this fun, festive holiday.

If the weather's nice, meet us in the JCC Sukkah!

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: -
Contact Ann Winterman for more information.


Gro-Moore Farm Market (Chug)

Enjoy a wagon ride, minature golf, or picking out your own pumpkin.  Meet at 2811 East Henrietta Road.  Bring money if you would like to purchase a pumpkin and/or other items. 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: -
Contact Ann Winterman for more information.


"Fly Guy" Play (Chug)

TYKEs presents Fly Guy at the JCC.  You won't want to miss this play about a boy who has a pet fly!  Join us at the JCC Coffee Shop for a snack following the production.

JCC Member: $13     Non Member: $13
Contact Ann Winterman for more information.


Thanksgiving (Chaverim)

What did the first Thanksgiving meal consist of?  How has our viewpoint of the way the natives were treated changed over the years?  Join us to discuss what this holiday means, create a Thanksgiving craft, and enjoy refreshments. 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass
Contact Ann Winterman for more information.