YACHAD Blog

Yachad Giving Day December 14 & 15 - This is Yachad

This December 14th & 15th, Yachad launches their matched $3 million Giving Day campaign. What is Yachad? It is so much to so many.  For 40 years, Yachad has been creating a world where every single Jew – regardless of ability – has a place in the community. Through daily inclusion programs, community shabbatons, integration in […]

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Yachad NJ's KNOT Your Typical Fundraiser

As bar mitzvah chesed projects go, Gavriel Katz is putting his best foot forward. For his chesed project, Gavriel decided to collect gently worn shoes that have been sitting in closets just taking up space. He plans to send these shoes off and sell them to third-world countries and then give the proceeds to the Mendel Balk Yachad Center in Teaneck. […]

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IVDU School for Special Education to Offer Eligible Students Driver’s Ed

First Special Ed School in NY to Teach DMV-Approved Standardized Course IVDU, the schools division of Yachad is a network of schools for boys and girls from Kindergarten to age 21 with mild-to-moderate learning, social and developmental delays and will be the first special education school in New York State to offer eligible students a […]

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Team Yachad is Back!

After a Covid hiatus, Team Yachad is hitting the pavement and will be running in the Carlsbad California Marathon this coming Martin Luther King Weekend (January 15th, 2023). Starting on Thursday with the option to enjoy the sites and scenes of the San Diego area and then spending a wonderful Yachad Shabbaton together. Enjoying a […]

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IVDU Expands Student Electives

Education at IVDU Boys is so much more than academics. The school emphasizes providing the boys with exciting and growth-oriented experiences, from school wide basketball games and after school Mishmar to Shabbatons and marathons. Staff celebrate students’ efforts and make IVDU Boys a place where students want to grow and succeed.  This year, the administration introduced […]

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Yeshivah of Flatbush Play

Yachad is once again teaming up with the Yeshivah of Flatbush for an inclusive performance of Disney’s Aladdin! The play will take place on June 7 at 6PM at the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School. Our Yachad Brooklyn members have been diligently practicing and we encourage everyone who can to join us at this performance.

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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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