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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Events

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 / Events

Tuesday, December 23, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Chanukah with “The Miracle Worker”

Celebrate the miracle of Chanukah at Yad HaChazakah with film, discussion, and holiday snacks as part of our “Demystifying Disability” program. “The Miracle Worker”, our feature film, stars Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, was nominated for 5 academy awards, and won Oscars for “Best Actress” and “Best Supporting Actress” “Young Helen Keller (Patty Duke), blind and deaf since infancy due …Read more >

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Events

Sunday, December 21, 1pm -4pm Chanukah with “The Miracle Worker”

Celebrate the miracle of Chanukah at Yad HaChazakah with film, discussion, and holiday snacks as part of our “Demystifying Disability” program.  “The Miracle Worker”, our feature film,  stars Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, was nominated for 5 academy awards, and won Oscars for “Best Actress” and “Best Supporting Actress” “Young Helen Keller (Patty Duke), blind and deaf since infancy due …Read more >

Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Views

The RCA: Moving Towards a Mandate

[The following piece appeared on the Ruderman Family Foundation blog on September 16, 2014.] “Check this Out!” appeared in the subject line on an email to me by Rabbi Barry Kornblau, Director of Member Services from the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA). My heart pounding with anticipation, I double clicked the subject line. It was a press release entitled “Disabled …Read more >

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 / Views

“Special” Does Not A Disability Make

By Sharon Shapiro-Lacks, Executive Director Yad HaChazakah – JDEC (Published in the “Building Blocks” supplement of The Jewish Press, June 28, 2013.) As a woman who has lived with Cerebral Palsy all my life, I pay close attention to the terminology that is applied to people with disabilities. Words such as “invalid,” “cripple,” “dumb,” or “retard” have always hurt me …Read more >

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