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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / News

Hurricane Harvey – Important Resources and How You Can Help

Hurricane Harvey: The Expected Impact on People with Disabilities Utter devastation. The magnitude and relentlessness of Hurricane Harvey is beyond comprehension. The lives of millions of people have been turned upside down in Texas.  Louisiana is now being drenched by Harvey. We watch roads turn into waterways while dismantled houses float upon them. Resident’s belongings are buried in the debris …Read more >

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / 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 >

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, 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 >

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 >

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