Special Needs (Yachad)
YACHAD, 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.
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!
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.