Thursday, March 19, 2020 / News


Dear viewer, All of us are undergoing a difficult period filled with uncertainty due to the Corona Virus. The very structure of our days, the ways we interact, and our freedom of mobility have changed.  We take every precaution to prevent the microscopic intruder from invading our bodies and threatening our well-being or even our very lives. As people with …Read more >

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 >

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 >

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.

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