YACHAD Blog

High School Leadership Shabbaton - an Inspiring Success

  Yachad held its 15th annual High School Leadership Shabbaton from October 27 to 29, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Stamford, CT. The weekend retreat empowered students to bring Yachad’s message of inclusion back to their schools and communities. The motivating educational sessions included: An inspirational session with someone who is paralyzed An […]

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Yachad Opens Branch in Five Towns

  New Facility Houses a School, Adult Day and Vocational Program, and More! The Long Island branch of Yachad held an open house on September 11th with a celebratory kickoff for the newly opened school, adult day and vocational program, and other services and resources for people with disabilities and their families in the Five […]

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Connecting the Lessons I Learned From Yachad and Diller

By Natanya Rosen for New England Yachad, featured in JewishBoston The first important lesson I learned this summer involved gluten-free animal crackers: If the first ingredient of the crackers is pea starch and they went bad a few months ago, they are still animal crackers, so eat a few before you realize that it is probably […]

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A Sparkling Wedding Miracle

In this community, many have the good fortune of being invited to weddings all the time. Some are more memorable than others. However, I can rest assured that no one in attendance will ever forget the sparkling event that took place at the Atrium in Monsey on Tuesday, August 22. Tamar Schlanger of Teaneck, daughter […]

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Team Yachad Wins CMEK Summer League Championship

Last week’s quarterfinals of the CMEK Summer League saw Team Yachad facing Team Lucky 7s in an epic battle. In the final half, Yachad stared elimination in the face as Team Lucky 7s, led by Josh Malkin and Jonathan Marks, buried free throw after free throw as they tried to put Yachad away for good. […]

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Registration is Open for Team Yachad Miami Marathon

Registration is now open for the Team Yachad Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on January 28, 2018, now in its 9th year. Yachad is Hebrew for “together.” To find out more and to sign up, click here. Last year, almost three-quarters of the runners were from NY/NJ, making the marathon a huge destination race for […]

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Chicago Yachad’s Evening with the Stars Honors Vocational Program

Chicago Yachad’s annual Evening with the Stars was held on June 22, 2017, at Kehilat Chovevei Tzion in Skokie, IL. Ken Saibel from National Yachad spoke at the dinner to an audience of nearly 150 people. This year’s dinner recognized the pioneering employers and employees of the vocational services program. “Yachad members are no different […]

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Yachad’s 2017-2018 Daner Fellows Announced

Six young adults were recently selected as Daner Fellows for 2017-2018. The year-long fellowship, in the intersection of the Jewish community and the disability inclusion movement, supports the fellows’ development in working as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team aimed to meet the social and inclusion needs of Jewish individuals with diverse disabilities. The fellows will work with […]

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Shabbaton for Jews Who Are Deaf-Blind Convenes in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD – Eighteen Jewish Deaf-blind adults from across the United States, Canada, and Israel joined together for a fully-accessible Shabbat to socialize and learn about their shared heritage at the Pearlstone Retreat Center this past weekend, June 16-18, 2017, as part of Our Way, a division of Yachad. The 5th biennial Deaf-blind Shabbaton is […]

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