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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 / Events

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 / news

Yad’s New Official Mailing Address

Yad HaChazakah-JDEC 576 Fifth Avenue, Suite 903, New York, NY 10036. Please note that we continue to hold an office in Midwood Brooklyn that poignantly and pictorially depicts our approach to disability and access to Jewish community life and Torah observance. You may contact us for appointments at either location at 646-723-3955.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 / Views

NO PITY, NO PEDESTAL: A DISABILITY DOES NOT MAKE SOMEONE SPECIAL

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / news

Ruderman Family Foundation Awards $250,000 to Five Inclusion in Disability Innovators

Ruderman Family Foundation Awards $250,000 to Five Inclusion in Disability Innovators Organizations in Uruguay, U.S., England and Israel Awarded for Excellence in Inclusion of People with Disabilities into Jewish Communities Worldwide Boston, MA August 17, 2015– The Ruderman Family Foundation announced today the five winners of the fourth annual global Ruderman Prize in Inclusion competition. The Prize honors Jewish organizations …Read more >

Friday, July 10, 2015 / Views

Not So Special: My Bar Mitzvah Year, 50 Years Later

By Rabbi Michael Levy, Board President (originally written for the Jewish Week’s New Normal blog, May 26, 2015) In 1965, the phrase “special needs” hadn’t yet been coined. I felt just like the other 15 students — excited about our Bar Mitzvahs, but bored by the four hours of preparation each week. Boys Will Be Boys We found various diversions …Read more >

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