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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 >

Monday, September 22, 2014 / Events

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 / Events

Oct 23 – O.U. Job Fair in Brooklyn, NY

Job Fair in Brooklyn in conjunction with by Dov Hikind. Meet employers ready to hire you NOW!. To Register press here JOB SEEKERS Contact Leah Weinstein at Yad HaChazakah 646-723-3955 if you would like to improve your resume ansd prepare for the fair.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 / news

Disability Resolution Passed by the Rabbinical Council of America.

This is a groundbreaking move and we give the RCA a hearty yasher koach! Yad HaChazakah-The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center was called upon by the RCA to write the first draft of the text for the resolution. We encourage Orthodox establishments and communities to contact Yad HaChazakah to work with you to increase disability access and accommodations and to dispel …Read more >

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Views

Reflections on Reelablities at Yad HaChazakah

Reflections on Reelablities at Yad HaChazakah by Lynne Cassouto, Board Treasurer On Sunday, March 9, 2014, Yad HaChazakah-The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center participated in the Sixth Annual Reelabilities Film Festival, screening four compelling and thought provoking films in our Brooklyn offices. The films were presented in two sessions, each consisting of one short and one feature-length film, followed by Q …Read more >

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