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Thursday, August 16, 2018 / news

Physician Assisted Suicide: Yad HaChazakah Testifies Against NYS Bills

Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) is the act of killing one’s self with the assistance of a doctor and other medical professionals. It’s a response to the pain, suffering, or reduced functional capacities endured by people who are “terminally ill”, medically determined to have no more than a 6-month life expectancy. In America, eight states have legalized PAS. They are California, …Read more >

Thursday, August 16, 2018 / 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 >

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Events

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Events

August 21, 2018 | Peer-Led Support Group for Jewish Women with Mood Disorder Diagnoses

LED BY:  A Trained  Female Peer-Leader.  WHERE: Council Center for Senior Citizens 1001 Quentin Road at East 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230 Ground Floor in Chai Room, Past the Lounge  (Wheelchair Accessible) Near the Q Train and B 68 Bus Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 AM-12:00 Noon     PLEASE CONTACT : (646)723-3955 Confidentiality will be kept within Yad HaChazakah.

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 >

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