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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 / news

Yad HaChazakah Helps to Secure American Sign Language at the #NoHateNoFear Rally

Yad HaChazakah is very proud that upon our, the Jewish Deaf Resources Center’s (JDRC) and Respectability’s advocacy, the UJA and the Jewish Community Relations Council provided Sign Language interpretation at the NO HATE NO FEAR RALLY. We also provided resource options. Naomi J. Brunnlehrman, executive director of JDRC did the nuts and bolts coordination with the UJA. We were really …Read more >

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 / Events

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Monday, January 6, 2020 / Events

Feb 2 [Sunday] – Jewish Disability Empowerment Group

You are invited to join JEWS WITH DISABILITIES OR ONGOING CONDITIONS EMPOWERMENT GROUP  FOR MEN AND WOMEN (Separate seating) COORDINATED BY: Yad HaChazakah –The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center (1) Form supportive connections with others who live with obvious or hidden disabilities (2) Improve your self-image and to help others in the group do the same (3) Learn and share helpful …Read more >

Friday, September 21, 2018 / Views

Sukkot, Ushpizin, and Disability Inclusion

[Written for, ] As we approach our Creator throughout the month of Elul, coronate Him on Rosh Hashanah and cry out to him during Yom Kippur, we turn increasingly inward to reflect upon who we are and who we’d like to become. We strive to draw closer to G‑d, change for the better, treat everyone with respect, and start …Read more >

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 >

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