Our Staff

Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, was founded in 1983 with a mission to include those with developmental disabilities in all aspects of the Jewish community. With a philosophy based around a model of inclusion

Joe Goldfarb, PhD
Director, Summer Programs(212) 613-8368
Nechama Braun
Administrator, Summer Programs(212) 613-8369
Jen Goldman
Assistant Director, Summer Programs
Pearli Brown
Coordinator of Staff Engagement, Summer Programs
Joyce Eisner
Administrative Assistant, Summer Programs
Jen Saibel
Director, Yad B'Yad
Layah Shagalow, LMSW
Coordinator, Summer Programs; Coordinator, Israel Free Spirit/Birthright
Rabbi Benjy Leibowitz
Coordinator, Summer Programs