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Thursday, July 20, 2017 / Events

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / Events

August 22, 2017| Mood “Disorder” Peer-Led Support Group for Frum Women

LED BY:  A Trained Peer-Leader from Refa’enu, a NJ-based organization that provides support groups for people with mood disorders such as, but not limited to, bipolar disorder and depression. WHERE:  Yad HaChazakah-The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center 1389 East 18th Street, (Between Aves M and N) Brooklyn, NY Lower Level  “C”  Meeting Room ( Wheelchair Accessible) Near the Q Train and …Read more >

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / news

Join the YadEmpowers Alliance Today!

You can make a difference.   People with physical, hearing, vision, and learning disabilities still face barriers to communal worship; yeshivas; Torah learning events and internet videos; as well as to stores, restaurants, and event halls.   Those who are autistic are still misunderstood and not properly accommodated and people with mental health conditions are still stigmatized. The YadEmpowers Alliance was launched …Read more >

Monday, October 10, 2016 / Views


(Written for The Jewish Press‘ Building Blocks Magazine, September 2016) “Special needs” terminology is insidiously poisonous.  This euphemism seems innocuous, but, in actuality, it corrodes and undermines the very strides for dignity, respect, and equality for which disability activists have crawled up the U.S. Capitol steps, effected the longest Federal agency sit-in in American history, and undergone arrests for civil …Read more >

Thursday, October 6, 2016 / Views

Sailing Up The River Of Time: Transitioning To The New Year

Sailing Up The River Of Time: Transitioning To The New Year,  Jewish Week’s New Normal Blog, September 30, 2016 Rabbi Michael Levy During the High Holiday Season (October 2-12,) we picture God as weighing the merits and misdeeds of individuals and nations on a Celestial Scale. For more than two thousand years, we have implored our Creator for mercy, even …Read more >

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