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Tuesday, September 16, 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 >

Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Events

Friday Night, September 19 Deaf Shabbat Dinner – Maryland

Chabad of Frederick invites the Jewish Deaf community to come join for a delicious and fun Deaf Shabbat dinner. Friday Night, September 19 at 6:30pm Chabad of Frederick | 805 Aztec Drive, Frederick, MD 21701 The dinner will be led by Deaf Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff from Brooklyn, NY. To RSVP, please email rabbi@jewishfrederick.org by Tuesday, September 16. Bring the whole …Read more >

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 >

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / news

Brooklyn Open House Begins New Era for Yad

“What a beautiful place” was echoed by over 100 visitors throughout the Chanukat Habayit Open House event. The theme was “See, Hear, or Feel Our Walls Speak”, and, indeed, our walls do speak. Our meeting room is more than just a room in which to meet or host speakers; it’s a gallery of 16 colorful and evocative posters that beckon your …Read more >

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