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 >

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 >

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 / News

New Year; New Space; New Opportunities

As 5774 approaches, Yad HaChazakah- The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center Inc. begins its 8th year by moving to place that we can call our very own in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY.  The Brooklyn offices will be located at 1389 East 18th Street, Suite 1-C between Avenues M and N.  The borough of Brooklyn is the home of the largest Jewish population …Read more >

Monday, November 19, 2012 / News

Hurricane Sandy-Tell Us Your Story

We are collecting stories about how well people with disabilities fared before, during, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  Please tell us about the challenges you faced as a person with a disability or ongoing health condition. Also, please let us know the ways in which you were helped or helped others. We may use your story or elements …Read more >

Thursday, November 1, 2012 / News

Hurricane Sandy Updates

Secure updates about your region. Go to the FEMA website and search for your state. Once you access your state’s site, search for your locality.  If you live with a disability, please let us know what your experience has been. Email

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