YACHAD Blog

Yachad Israel’s First Pop Up Cafe, a Huge Success

by Aviyah Atkin This year has been an incredible year for Yachad Israel, particularly in the brand new Vocational Program that Director, Lisa Galinsky started just this year! In this program, one of the main focuses for the Yachad participants is learning and preparing for jobs in the workplace. They have learned retail skills, social skills, […]

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NY Yachad Gala Dinner - June 11, 2018

Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, a division of the Orthodox Union, will host its annual New York regional gala dinner, held in tribute to disability inclusion pioneers Rabbi Abraham Wahrhaftig z”l and Caryn Pollak, as well as in honor of Adira Katlowitz, Young Leadership award recipient. The event will raise funds for crucial […]

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Yachad: A High School Peer Perspective

Abby Bessler, a senior at the Maimonides School and Yachad club co-president, shares her insights on the value of Yachad’s programs. New England Yachad is an inclusive organization that serves people of all ages with disabilities. But it is much more than just that. The word “Yachad” means together. It means inclusion. Inclusion is a […]

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Yachad Raises more than $1 Million on 2nd Annual Giving Day

Yachad raised $1,371,942 in just 24 hours during its 2nd Annual Giving Day 2017, which began at 3 pm EST Monday, December 11. The organization used the crowdfunding site www.charidy.com for the effort. These funds will be used to boost the organization’s goal of creating a more empowered and inclusive Jewish future for people with […]

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Sheva Brachot B'Yachad: A Beautiful, Inclusive Celebration

By Arielle Zellis Paley His voice becomes increasingly more confident as he reads the words of Sheva Brachot from the bencher. Naftali Stubin finishes the Bracha and sits up straight, looking towards me and Netanel in awe, seemingly surprised at himself. His eyes open wide and his lips curl into a grin as he exclaims, […]

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Yachad Gifts Retail Store Opens in Brooklyn

Yachad opened its first retail gift storefront on November 27, just in time for the Chanukah and holiday season. The new store, Yachad Gifts, is located at 1545 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, open Sunday- Friday. The Yachad Gifts team, Yachad staff, JUF vocational team, IVDU School students and teachers, and community members joined […]

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Thirty-six Staff and Volunteers Represent Yachad at Ruderman Inclusion Summit

Sixteen staff members and twenty volunteers from Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, including Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal, Ken Saibel, Liz Offen, Tzivia Jofen, Batya Jacob, Becca Zebovitz, and Rina Hoffman, attended the Ruderman Inclusion Summit. The summit, held November 19 -20 in Boston, brought together over 1,300 disability advocates from around […]

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New OU Summer Camp Program in Israel Fully Integrates Campers with Disabilities

Camp Dror, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) summer camp in Israel, has teamed with Yachad, OU’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, to offer a new program for campers with disabilities that encourages integration and inclusiveness for children with disabilities while building a sense of unity and caring among all campers. This unforgettable experience will provide a […]

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New Jersey Yachad Gala Melava Malka Honors Three NJ Families

The New Jersey Yachad Gala Melava Malka reception was held Saturday night, November 18, 2017, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, honoring three extraordinary Yachad families from the Garden State. Close to 500 people attended the event that benefits the New Jersey chapter of Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities. This global organization is […]

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Yachad and Moshava Wild Rose Team Up to Offer Integrated Program for Campers with Disabilities

Yachad has established a new summer partnership with Camp Moshava Wild Rose in Central Wisconsin. This is the first Yachad Summer Camp Program directly connecting the highly successful Chicago Yachad chapter with a camp valued throughout the greater Midwest and the rest of the country. It’s a synthesis of Yachad’s commitment to integration for campers […]

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