New Year; New Space; New Opportunities

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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 outside of Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel).

At long last, Yad HaChazakah will have it’s own wheelchair accessible space, in the heart of a thriving Jewish community.  Finally, we’ll have a place that’s conveniently located for many and where we can hold:

  • Discussion groups
  • Planning meetings for expanding access to Jewish community life
  • Informational and thought-provoking worshops, and
  • Other engaging programs

We plan to incorporate webconferencing technology so that people throughout the world can join the conversations. This will be a place that is led and run by us, Jews with obvious or hidden disabilities or conditions of all sorts; a place where we go and express ourselves without shame.

Shofar BlowerAs we approach Rosh HaShana, we ask Hashem to consider our efforts to base ourselves in Midwood, Brooklyn, amongst many of our achim and achot (brothers and sisters), to be for the good and merit of klal Yisrael.

Shana Tova,
K’tiva V’Chatima Tova
Sharon Shapiro-Lacks, Executive Director

2 responses to “New Year; New Space; New Opportunities”

  1. Karen Gross says:

    i read about donating on jdeal but would like to mail a check instead. may i mail it to the new midwood location or someplace else? thank you.

    • Sharon says:

      Karen, please forgive my delayed reply. I wasn’t notified about the above post. You may mail your donation to 419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003. Thank you!

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