YACHAD Blog

Lag B'Omer On Fire!

Yachad is bringing the fire back to Chicago! Excitement is building in the Windy City as Yachad is gearing up for what promises to be a Lag B’Omer to remember. Three of the biggest names in Jewish music, Mordechai Shapiro together with Shulem & Yanky Lemmer are set to star in a mega production on Thursday night May 19th at the […]

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Junior Yachad Shabbaton

Parshat Tazria, over 130 people came from throughout New York to participate in Yachad’s Spring Regional Junior Shabbaton. The Shabbaton was composed of middle school students from 6 New York Yeshiva middle schools together with individuals with disabilities. Many students had never been on a Shabbaton or even heard of Yachad & this Shabbaton was an opportunity […]

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Yachad Chicago & The Ralla Klepak Foundation In Education For The Performing Arts Presents Disney’s Newsies, The First Inclusive Community Performance in Chicago

Yachad Chicago was granted the funds to create a performing arts program by The Ralla Klepak Foundation in Education for the Performing Arts in 2019. Due to the generosity of the Foundation, Yachad Chicago began the ambitious undertaking of putting together a team of performing arts experts led by Lucy Matten Mattout, Director of the […]

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500 Celebrate Yachad at the Annual NJ Gala

An overflowing, enthusiastic community of friends and advocates turned out to attend the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad New Jersey annual gala this past Saturday night, at Congregation Keter Torah, honoring Ronit and Amnon Wenger of Teaneck; Batya Jacob of West Orange; Shana and Evan Carmen of Teaneck; and Tammy, Josh, and Tova from Passaic. In addition, […]

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Yachad NY JDAIM Shabbaton

Einstein famously declared that E=MC2 where E is energy. While science has proven that to be true, all Einstein had to do to see what energy is, was attend a Yachad Shabbaton. This past Shabbos over 250 people came from though out New York to to participate in the Yachad New York JDAIM (Jewish Disabilities […]

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Team IVDU California!

IVDU Boys Upper School just returned from their marathon weekend experience and they are flying high! The Marilyn and Sheldon David Upper Schools are dedicated to helping students be successful in school and be prepared to be independent, contributing, and fulfilled adults in the Jewish community. The marathon experience is an extension of these goals, […]

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Yachad raises over $2 million on Giving Day

Everything is relative. Sitting on a stove for a minute can seem like an hour and 36 hours can seem like a minute. Last week Wednesday & Thursday over a 36 hour period, Yachad smashed it’s previous giving records and successfully raised over $2 million. Strengthened by 10 regions across the US, Canada & Israel […]

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Yachad NY First Hotel Shabbat Since Covid-19 Started

  This past Shabbos, participants and staff from across the New York area participated in the first Yachad hotel Shabbaton since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Yachad High School Leadership Shabbaton. 225 people participated in the Shabbaton, which includes individuals with disabilities and high school leaders from 10 New York yeshiva high schools. The […]

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Yachad Giving Day Aiming for $2 Million Target

Excitement is building at Yachad and throughout the country and all its regions and divisions, including Ivdu, JUF, Summer for this year’s Giving Day campaign set to happen over 36 hours Dec 15-16, 2021. In 2021, Yachad demonstrated their resilience in the face of the current challenges. Despite the challenges facing the greater world as […]

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Yachad's First Sefer Torah Finds A Home at The Marilyn And Sheldon David Ivdu Upper Boys School

The simcha of a new Yachad Sefer Torah kept going as on Rosh Chodesh it was brought to The Marilyn and Sheldon David IVDU Upper Boys School in Brooklyn. The Hachnasas Sefer Torah began with a beautiful davening led by the students and rebbeim of IVDU. After Hallel, the Hachnasas Sefer Torah truly began with a […]

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