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    • RespectAbiliity FREE ZOOM WEBINAR SERIES

    • Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • Description: CONTENT DETAILS FOR FREE ZOOM WEBINAR SERIES Tuesdays starting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. ET Throu ...read moreCONTENT DETAILS FOR FREE ZOOM WEBINAR SERIES Tuesdays starting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. ET Throughout the calendar year 2020, we will create a live and recorded seven-part series, which collectively will contain skills needed by a Jewish organization to fully practice inclusion of Jewish leaders with disabilities. Here are the seven webinars: 1) Inclusion Is a Jewish Value Most Jewish organizations, including those focused on social justice (Tikkun Olam) issues, ground their work deeply in Jewish values. As the Jewish world puts serious work into becoming more inclusive, the temptation exists to define inclusion separate from the Jewish mission of the organization – a recent outgrowth of our tradition’s focus on Tikkun Olam. In fact, the roots of inclusive values, middot, can be found in the Torah, and there are serious and meaningful discussions of inclusion in the Talmud. This training will help organizations situate inclusion within our Jewish values, within Tikkun Olam, as well as address the intersection between inclusion and modern halachic concerns for organizations serving the Jewish public. 2) How to Create and Implement Successful Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives - Best Practices and Must-Haves: From Will to Skill. The decision to prioritize diversity is an important move forward on an organization’s DEI journey, but the gap can be large between this well-intentioned decision and successful outcomes. We will bring together leaders from the most successful organizations to share the benefit of their experiences and their secrets for success. This includes Jews with multiple minority status, including those of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, women in leadership, and more. 3) How to Ensure Legal Rights and Compliance Obligations - Exploring the Rights of Employees and Participants, and the Obligations of Jewish Organizations Under U.S. Law At RespectAbility, we believe strongly that the greatest motivator and argument around inclusion is the value it brings both to the organization and to the person. Even with this backdrop, we recognize that parties will occasionally find themselves at points of disagreement. At that point, it becomes important for everyone to know the nature of existing legal rights and obligations. This session will cover those topics, including the special sensitivities and limitations applying to religious organizations. 4) How to Ensure Accessible Events Organizational representatives will be given RespectAbility’s Accessibility Checklist and will be taught how to use it. Although 72 percent of nonprofit organizations say they have a policy of nondiscrimination against people with disabilities, too few take simple steps to make their programming truly accessible. For example, fewer than 60 percent of organizations have their events held in physically accessible spaces. Fewer than one-third (30 percent) of organizations offer opportunities for participants at public events to request accommodations like sign language interpreters, live captioning or food allergy alternatives. This session will train organizations to ensure that their practices match their principles. 5) How to Ensure A Welcoming Lexicon, Accessible Websites and Social Media and Inclusive Photos Today’s website is the front lobby of an organization, and social media is fast supplanting the more traditional ways that our organizations connect with the public. Our research shows that Jewish organizations are not yet using website basics for accessibility, like captioned videos, screen reader-friendly designs and photo description/alt-text. Run by RespectAbility’s communications team and partners, this webinar will give a nonprofit everything it needs to know to open its digital door, along with the language that invites all people in to participate. 6) How to Recruit, Accommodate and Promote Jewish Leaders with Disabilities for Paid Employment and Volunteer Leadership A large percentage of nonprofits RespectAbility surveyed agree that the best solutions for the inclusion of a subgroup must incorporate the experience and knowledge of that subgroup, yet less than half of the nonprofits surveyed reported having a person with a disability on staff, let alone in leadership. We envision a training for HR and inclusion professionals to teach them everything they need to know to recruit, hire, accommodate, retain and promote people with disabilities. 7) How to Advance Disability Inclusion in Jewish Education Organizations will learn about fellow organizations advancing Jewish Inclusion through best practices in Jewish Day Schools. For too long Jewish parents of children with disabilities have been faced with a stark decision: get my children the services they need or get them an education in a Jewish day school. We will share the successes of organizations looking to end this dichotomy such as Sulam in Rockville Maryland; Gateways: Access to Jewish Education in Boston, Massachusetts; and Hidden Sparks, based in New York City. Each has pioneered a different approach to make this dream a reality, and we will learn what they did, how they did it, and most importantly how we can learn from them in our own communities. read less
    • Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue Presents: Hand in Hand

    • Location: Malibu
    • Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Highway Mailbu, CA, 90265
    • Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 456-2178
    • Description: Meetings are every Thursday from 4-5:30PM. Hand in Hand is an inclusion program that integrates youth of all abilit ...read moreMeetings are every Thursday from 4-5:30PM. Hand in Hand is an inclusion program that integrates youth of all abilities in an after school social program. Our program provides young adults with special needs an opportunity to socialize with mainstream peers, learn new skills, and have fun. One of the biggest challenges for children with special needs is to find appropriate programs that provide the support they need as well as opportunities to expand their world in a safe and fun environment, and our “buddy program” addresses those needs. We meet regularly every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and at other times for special field trips. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Teen Fitness Club

    • Location: Woodland Hills
    • Address: 23241 Ventura Blvd #119 Woodland Hills, CA, 91364
    • Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020
    • Description: Sundays - May 3, June 7, 2020 12:30 pm - 1:30pmOnce a month teens with special needs enjoy a wide range of speciall ...read moreSundays - May 3, June 7, 2020 12:30 pm - 1:30pmOnce a month teens with special needs enjoy a wide range of specially customized workouts under the guidance and supervision of professional trainers and instructors. Gway Fitness generously donates their wonderful gym facility for this awesome program. Attending young adults engage in cardio exercises, weight training, boxing, calisthenics, and aerobics. In addition to having fun and improving circulation, this program gives teens an opportunity to socialize with peers and learn the importance of maintaining good health and physical fitness. GWay Fitness 23241 Ventura Blvd #119, CA 91364 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 read less
    • Friendship Circle of Los Angeles: Hebrew School for Children with Special Needs

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Days School meets: Sundays
    • Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 277-3252
    • Description: May 3, May 17, June 7, 2020. ONLINE Friendship Circle recognizes the need to provide a Jewish education for child ...read moreMay 3, May 17, June 7, 2020. ONLINE Friendship Circle recognizes the need to provide a Jewish education for children who have special needs in Los Angeles. Our cutting edge Hebrew school offers a supportive, developmentally appropriate environment where Jewish kids who have special needs are able to learn about their heritage. Volunteers are on hand to give individualized attention to the students. This is a Hebrew school your child will WANT to attend! For more information or to enroll your child, email [email protected] or call 310-280-0955 read less
    • Skirball Cultural Center Sensory Friendly Hours

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • Description: Sunday, May 17, 2020, 10:00–11:30 am Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball During the hours ...read moreSunday, May 17, 2020, 10:00–11:30 am Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball During the hours listed above, the Skirball welcomes all visitors to enjoy a Noah’s Ark experience specially designed for guests with autism spectrum disorders, sensory-processing differences, and other developmental disabilities. Expect a reduced number of visitors, quieter galleries, and relaxed music and storytimes. Noise-dampening headphones, sensory bags, and lanterns for low-light sensitivity are available to borrow. read less
    • The Miracle Project Summer Musical Theater Camp (Ages 13+)

    • Location: Beverly Hills
    • Address: 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, , 90210
    • Age Group: 13+ Speaking & Non-Speaking
    • Date: Monday, July 27, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: At the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Monday - Friday, July 27 - 31, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM ...read moreAt the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Monday - Friday, July 27 - 31, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Ages: 13+ (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced | Speaking & Non-Speaking) At the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Students with autism and ALL abilities will join together with: Professional actors; Musicians, choreographers, comedians; T.V., film and theater directors. A fully inclusive week of musical theater immersion with songs and scenes from contemporary Broadway musicals, Disney favorites, as well as original songs created by The Miracle Project. Contact: [email protected] Cost: $550.00 read less
    • The Miracle Project Summer Musical Theater Camp (Ages 7 - 13)

    • Location: Beverly Hills
    • Address: 9390 Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, , 90210
    • Age Group: 7-13 (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced, Speaking & Non-Speaking)
    • Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Monday - Friday, Aug. 3 - 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Ages: 7-13 (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced, Speak ...read moreMonday - Friday, Aug. 3 - 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Ages: 7-13 (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced, Speaking & Non-Speaking) Location: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills Participants with autism and all abilities will join together for a fully inclusive week of musical theater immersion with songs and scenes from contemporary Broadway musicals, Disney favorites, as well as original music created by The Miracle Project. Contact Email: [email protected] Cost: $550.00 read less
    • Adat Ari El Rose Engel Early Childhood Center

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: Valleys;East Valley
    • Address: 12020 Burbank Blvd. Valley Village, CA, 91607
    • Age Group: 6 weeks - 5 years old
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 766-6379
    • Description: Infant Day Care, Preschool, and Parent and Me Classes. The AAE ECC offers a loving, warm and welcoming environment ...read moreInfant Day Care, Preschool, and Parent and Me Classes. The AAE ECC offers a loving, warm and welcoming environment where children are valued for their individuality. We take our inspiration from many sources, primarily Jewish teachings and the Reggio Emilia curriculum philosophy, within a safe, creative and stimulating setting. The children's Jewish experiences are based upon the joy of celebration, song, ritual, and the important connection between the community and the family. The children develop a sense of pride in and a love for their Jewish heritage and the special ways we celebrate Judaism as part of Jewish family life. Every child is unique, with their own interests, learning style, growth timetable, and culture. Learning takes place through our developmentally-based program that values the child's innate curiosity, ability and creativity, as teachers help to shape the curriculum around the children's ideas. When given the time, space, and opportunity to interact in a meaningful environment, a child will construct new ideas through investigation and research in order to link them to existing knowledge. These opportunities enable children to develop a strong sense of community, self-reliance, and are given the foundation for critical thinking necessary throughout life. Extended Hours 7:30am-6pm. Contact Phone: (818) 766-6379 Website: www.aaeecc.org read less
    • AYSO Region 76: VIP Sunday Soccer for Children & Teens with Special Needs

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: The AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing s ...read moreThe AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing soccer in an organized and safe environment. Teen and parent volunteers are an important part of this program. All games will be played in the Beverly Hills area on Sundays from 10-11AM during March & April. Volunteer hours towards schools and colleges are available. No experience necessary to be a player or volunteer (just a big heart) as we will train you. Contact Person: Brian Ashkenazi; Email: [email protected]; Address: La Cienega/Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Website: http://ayso76.org/Program/vip.cfm read less
    • Big Brothers and Sisters for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 456-1157
    • Description: Siblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a ...read moreSiblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a role model or just a good friend. They are there to go places, do things with, talk to or just hang out - Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters always have a sense of what to do. Do you have children with special needs? Maybe their siblings could benefit by having a Jewish Big Brother or Sister! JBBBSLA is here for Jewish families of all configurations! Contact Person: Leeron Tzalka; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (323) 456-1168; Website: https://www.jbbbsla.org/ Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone:(323) 456-1155 read less
    • BJE Project EnAble

    • Description: The goal of Project EnAble is to promote accessible specialized services for students who need additional support in ...read moreThe goal of Project EnAble is to promote accessible specialized services for students who need additional support in Jewish schools. Through Project EnAble, students are mentored and academically engaged during the school day. Systems are in place for ongoing student and family support and feedback. Project EnAble is proud to provide integrated professional development workshops for schools to support the clinical and educational work being done to accommodate diverse learning styles. Following the first year planning period, Project EnAble was implemented in 2 BJE schools in October 2017. Currently, students can receive specialized support in the areas of Language Arts (including Reading and Writing), Math, foreign language, and Executive Functioning skills (including organizational and time management) as well as building a relationship with others. Accommodating and prioritizing the needs of all learners is a goal to which BJE and its affiliated schools aspire. Project EnAble creates a mechanism for providing needed services for students within the context of the school day, making it possible for more student success and for families to consider and remain in Jewish day schools. For further information about Project EnAble, please contact Project EnAble Director, Michelle Porjes, 323-761-8641. read less
    • Camp Chesed

    • Location: North Valley;Northridge
    • Address: 8939 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA, 91324
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 349-3932
    • Description: June 17th - June 28h, 2019 at Leichman High School. Camp Chesed opened its doors in 1995 and remains the oldest camp ...read moreJune 17th - June 28h, 2019 at Leichman High School. Camp Chesed opened its doors in 1995 and remains the oldest camp for Jewish children with special needs and the only 100% free camp to all campers. With tons of exciting ventures. We hope to see you all there. Camp Chesed/Camp Dora Hauser is Los Angeles' oldest camp for Jewish children with special needs. Our camp is predicated on our campers having the time of their life and we provide 2-3 high school and/or college counselors per camper. Each year we take our campers, counselors and their whole families to Disneyland or another sleepover park and in our 12-year existence we never charge or ask that our campers pay for any of our events! http://www.campchesed.com/ read less
    • Camp Ramah Special Needs Family Camp - Camp Ohr Lanu

    • Location: Ojai
    • Address: 385 Fairview Road Ojai, CA, 93023
    • Age Group: 4-14
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (888) 226-7726
    • Description: Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, suppo ...read moreCamp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support, and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment. Ohr Lanu’s warm, caring staff includes trained special educators, behavior and family education specialist, and individual counselors paired with each family. All campers will experience the fun of summer camp participating in activities such as drama, dance, music and art and siblings will participate in their own group activities, helping create bonds in a supportive environment. Parents will engage in texts, networking, and relaxation. Together families will enjoy everything Camp Ramah offers: an Olympic size swimming pool, ropes course, hiking trails and more. For Parents: Shabbat services and study Support and discussions based on Torah study and spirituality. Opportunities to meet other families with similar challenges and to exchange ideas and resources Opportunities to network and create connections with other local organizations and professionals. For the Entire Family: Shabbat services, activities and Havdallah. Our annual talent show! Daily family time to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, and ropes course, Daily fun evening activity planned by our counselors For Special Needs Children and Siblings: Scavenger hunts and games, Drama games and singing, Discussion/Storytelling, Sibling workshops, Daily focus activities (art, drama, dance, music) lead by trained professionals Accommodations: Family accommodations include hotel-style rooms with individual climate control and private baths. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Address: 30345 Canwood Street Agoura Hills, CA
    • Description: The Friendship Circle's mission is to bring friends and smiles to children with special needs and peace of mind ...read moreThe Friendship Circle's mission is to bring friends and smiles to children with special needs and peace of mind to their parents; to foster the values of volunteerism and compassion among our youth and to ultimately realize the community's responsibility for its members with special needs. The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that addresses the challenges facing the families of children with special needs in a novel and innovative way. The program begins with the pairing of local teenagers with children for weekly "Friends at Home" visits but hardly ends there. Through a full range of activities and events, the Friendship Circle creates its own special environment of friendship and love. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Hangin with Friends

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Age Group: 16-25 years old
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Sundays, October 28, November 25, December 30, 2018, January 27, February 24, April 14, 2019. The location and tim ...read moreSundays, October 28, November 25, December 30, 2018, January 27, February 24, April 14, 2019. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details. Following the Friendship Circle model of pairing individuals with special needs with typical volunteers for pastimes of friendship and recreation, Hangin with Friends offers activities and modes of entertainment that are more age-appropriate for young adults. Scavenger hunts, community service projects, educational field trips, social outings, shopping sprees, gift and greeting-card campaigns for soldiers standing in the front lines in the defense of freedom - are some of the highlights of the Hang'n with Friends itinerary. Finally, adults with special needs are receiving the love, joy and friendship they too so desperately need and deserve. For adults with special needs ages 15+. (818) 865-2233. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details. Website: http://www.friendshipcircleca.org. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Miracle Sports League

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Address: 1000 Kanan Rd. Oak Park, CA, 91377
    • Age Group: ages 6 and up
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Thursdays, March 19, April 1, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, and June 4, 2020 Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Ages: 6+ Under the dire ...read moreThursdays, March 19, April 1, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, and June 4, 2020 Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Ages: 6+ Under the direction of an experienced sports coach, children with special needs are able to interact with our teen volunteers while enjoying a wide range of mainstream sports such as basketball, soccer, and handball. The weekly nature of this program throughout the year enables children to build up their motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun on the court. No fee. Prior reservations required. For more information please call (818) 865-2233. Oak Park Community Center: 1000 Kanan Rd., Oak Park, CA 91377. http://www.friendshipcircleca.org read less
    • ETTA

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 13034 Saticoy Street North Hollywood, CA, 91605
    • Description: WELCOME TO ETTA ETTA provides programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, in ...read moreWELCOME TO ETTA ETTA provides programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, independent and active lives. ETTA serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, and is one of the premier providers of such services on the West Coast. ETTA's services include residential housing, case management, employment training and placement, educational services and social services. read less
    • Friendship Circle Los Angeles

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 1952 S Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Description: The Friendship Circle's mission is (1) to provide Jewish children who have special needs with a full range of s ...read moreThe Friendship Circle's mission is (1) to provide Jewish children who have special needs with a full range of social, recreational, educational and Judaic experiences; (2) to provide their parents with respite and support; and (3) to enrich, inspire and motivate Jewish teenagers through sharing of themselves with others. read less
    • Friendship Circle Los Angeles Mitzvah Volunteer Program (MVP)"

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: Thursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM. Session #3: March 26, March 2, March 23, March 30, 2020 The Mitzvah Volunteer Program ...read moreThursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM. Session #3: March 26, March 2, March 23, March 30, 2020 The Mitzvah Volunteer Program is a four-week orientation program for boys and girls that teaches our volunteers how to interact with children who have special needs. Volunteers will learn about various disabilities, appropriate conduct when volunteering, the importance of giving back to the community and the huge impact they can make on others. For Boys and Girls in 6th-8th Grades. For more information, please call Chanie at 310-280-0955 or email at [email protected]. read less
    • Friendship Circle Los Angeles Sunday circle and TTYA

    • Address: 1952 S Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: March 22, April 26, May 3, 17, June 7, 2020. 11:00am-1:00pm Sunday Circle enables parents to leave children in t ...read moreMarch 22, April 26, May 3, 17, June 7, 2020. 11:00am-1:00pm Sunday Circle enables parents to leave children in the hands of qualified professionals and loving volunteers. Your 2 wonderful hours together enjoying music, art, sports and our state of the art inclusive playground. Torah Teens & Young Adults is a revolutionary new program that will provide Jewish teens and young adults with social interaction and life skills while cultivating a strong Jewish identity. 1952 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034 read less
    • HaMercaz

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (866) 287-8030
    • Description: Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: [email protected] Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: [email protected] Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire ...read moreContact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: [email protected] Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 Website: http://www.hamercaz.org A one-stop program for Jewish families with children with special needs and developmental disabilities. Families become connected with a network of services providing on-going assistance with special needs programming at synagogues, schools and camps in the Jewish community. HaMercaz offers parent workshops and support groups and is available to provide staff training and professional development. read less
    • JLA Trust

    • Location: City;South Bay;Valleys
    • Address: 6505 Wilhire Blvd. Suite 450 Los Angleles, CA
    • Description: Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JLA Trust) ensures that children and adults with disabilities are able to ob ...read moreJewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JLA Trust) ensures that children and adults with disabilities are able to obtain a high quality of life by leveraging the power of community to assist with financial security and peace of mind. We are open to beneficiaries of all faiths and backgrounds. ​We use available trust funds to help improve well-being beyond a client’s current status quo, facilitate budgeting decisions. We take a holistic and person-centered approach to connecting beneficiaries and their families to other agencies and resources that will contribute to a higher quality of life. read less
    • Maagalim Community Circles

    • Location: West Valley
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: MAAGALIM COMMUNITY CIRCLES is a non-profit organization, providing social integration for youth and young adults wit ...read moreMAAGALIM COMMUNITY CIRCLES is a non-profit organization, providing social integration for youth and young adults with autism and other special needs, so they can create friendships, engage in activities and enjoy inclusive social events with an endless circle of support in a loving environment. Our Vision: We strive to create a compassionate community in which individuals with special needs are fully embraced as equal members, and to empower teen volunteers to become engaged and caring community leaders. read less
    • Make Miracles - Volunteer for the Miracle Project!

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: BE PART OF A MIRACLE! The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors ...read moreBE PART OF A MIRACLE! The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors.” Co-actors are peer role models — participating alongside those with autism and other disabilities serving as a friend, classmate, and creative partner. Co-actors with The Miracle Project will be trained in Elaine Hall’s “Inclusion from WithIn” methodology and might have the opportunity to perform with The Miracle Project in live productions or on film. We welcome co-actors of all ages and all backgrounds and encourage siblings and similar-age relatives (such as cousins) of program participants to serve as co-actors in classes, as well. To sign up to be a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application. For more information about volunteering, contact [email protected]. read less
    • Ner Shoshana

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: City
    • Address: 7353 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90036
    • Contact Phone: (818) 985-3882
    • Description: Located on the campus of Bais Yaakov High School, the Ner Shoshana class provides support and learning in the areas ...read moreLocated on the campus of Bais Yaakov High School, the Ner Shoshana class provides support and learning in the areas of social skills, life skills and functional academic skills in addition to Jewish education for high school and post high school age girls with a variety of developmental disabilities. Phone: (818) 985-3882; Address: 7353 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; Website: http://www.etta.org read less
    • Our Space Religious School for Special Needs

    • Location: Valleys;Encino
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4069
    • Description: OURSPACE at Valley Beth Shalom and Temple Aliyah synagogues offers informal and formal educational programs involvin ...read moreOURSPACE at Valley Beth Shalom and Temple Aliyah synagogues offers informal and formal educational programs involving the arts, music, multi-sensory and multi-modality experiences. Throughout the OurSpace programs, social opportunities for the participants with special needs, and their families, happen. Living a full Jewish life, participation in Tikun Olam, doing Mitzvot, celebration of life cycle events, Jewish Holidays, Shabbat, Havdallah, meaningful and spiritual prayer services, and participation in community wide programs, happens. For more information please contact Susan North Gilboa at [email protected] or call at (818) 530-4069. 6025 Valley Circle, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 & 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 http://www.OurSpaceLA.org read less
    • Shaare Tikva (Gates of Hope)

    • Location: Valleys;Encino
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Age Group: 3-18 years old
    • Days School meets: Sundays
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4069
    • Description: Shaare Tikva is a weekly program filled with learning, prayer, song and socializing for children ages 3-18 years old ...read moreShaare Tikva is a weekly program filled with learning, prayer, song and socializing for children ages 3-18 years old with developmental delays and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am. Synagogue membership not required. For more information please contact Susan North Gilboa at [email protected] or call (818) 530-4069 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 http://www.vbs.org read less
    • Shemesh Experiences - Culinary Arts, Farming & Gardening Arts, and Ceramic Nature Arts

    • Location: Hollywood
    • Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA, 90265
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 12:15 PM ShemeshFarms, an initiative of Shalom Institute is excite ...read moreTue, Oct 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 12:15 PM ShemeshFarms, an initiative of Shalom Institute is excited to offer enrichment classes each month through June 2020. Jewish Federation of Los Angeles gifted us with the opportunity to create a menu of classes for young adults with diverse abilities as well as young adults with all abilities to take classes at no cost in the areas of: Culinary Arts, Farming & Gardening Arts, and Ceramic Nature Arts. Most classes will take place at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue. For the month of October here are the one-time classes being offered. You can sign up for one or all three. Spaces are limited. If a class is full you will be notified. If you are an organization with clients, please either sign in with your client's name or your organization's name. Please reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] and include your name ( or name of organization) and the name of the class(es) you wish to sign up for. You will get an email back with a confirmation. Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue ( and a few other locations) 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 read less
    • Shemsh Farms

    • Location: Malibu
    • Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA, 90265
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Shalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the com ...read moreShalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the community, and empowers them through meaningful employment, skill development, socialization, and provides them a purpose. ShemeshFarms employees – called Farm Fellows – work on Shemesh Organic Farm planting and harvesting, and creating our signature ShemeshFarms herb-infused culinary salts, Malibu pink pepper, and spices which we sell at ShemeshFarm Stands at Los Angeles area Farmer’s Markets and on Shemeshfarms.com. The Farm Fellows participate in every aspect of the enterprise which includes branding, marketing, farming, product development, sales, and packaging and shipping the products sold via our online store. Farm Fellows also create crafts to sell at the Farmer’s Markets and spend time in health and wellness activities – such as hiking and yoga – while at Shalom Institute. For more information, contact our ShemeshFarms Director, Michelle Cait at [email protected]. read less
    • Shutaf Inclusion Programs for Children with Special Needs in Jerusalem

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (347) 205-5609
    • Description: August 4- August 22, 2019. YSummer camp is the best. Three wonderful weeks of fun and friendship. Shutaf fills the A ...read moreAugust 4- August 22, 2019. YSummer camp is the best. Three wonderful weeks of fun and friendship. Shutaf fills the August gap for working parents who need appropriate and affordable answers for their children, with and without disabilities. Children attending general education programs, either in inclusion programs or those without disabilities, finish school in late June, leaving them 8-10 weeks of vacation. For children enrolled in special education programs, school year programs generally finish in mid-July or early August. Shutaf camp is the answer! Camp offers 3-weeks for 110 participants, ages 6-25 via 3 tracks: Campers, ages 6-13, enjoy traditional camp activities; Teen Explorers, ages 14-25, focus on social skills, and preparation for adulthood, Junior counselors, ages 16-20, experience mentored and supportive employment opportunities, part of our year-round, vocational track. The camp day runs from 8:45am-2:00pm. See camp in action! Contact Person: Beth Steinberg; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (347) 205-5609; Address: , Jerusalem, CA; Website: http://www.campshutaf.org/what-we-do/shutaf-camps/ read less
    • Temple Isaiah - Kesher Program

    • Location: City
    • Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90064
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: 310/277-2661, x27
    • Description: Religious school program for children with developmental disabilities ages 5-9. Contained class for children who can ...read moreReligious school program for children with developmental disabilities ages 5-9. Contained class for children who can't be mainstreamed, other children are placed in classrooms with aides. Two hours per week, with a possibility of a third hour studying Hebrew language one-on-one with a teacher. Synagogue membership not required. read less
    • Temple Isaiah Preschool

    • Location: City
    • Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90064
    • Age Group: 2 - 5 years old
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 553-3552 X 22
    • Description: We offer an NAEYC and BJE accredited program to children aged 2-5. We have great teacher to child ratios, with a st ...read moreWe offer an NAEYC and BJE accredited program to children aged 2-5. We have great teacher to child ratios, with a staff that is highly educated and a community that is warm and nurturing. Clergy and specialists play an active role in our program which is welcoming to all children. Contact Person: Tamar Andrews; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 553-3552; Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064; Website: http://www.templeisaiah.com/preschool read less
    • The Vista Autism Center Miracle Theatre Program

    • Address: 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322
    • Description: Act, Sing, Dance, Connect! Miracle Theatre is a socialization program that uses the arts to foster communication, se ...read moreAct, Sing, Dance, Connect! Miracle Theatre is a socialization program that uses the arts to foster communication, self-confidence and group dynamics for children with autism and other special needs (ALL abilities welcome). Classes in dance, drama, music and musical theatre for ages 7 and up. All children and teens join together with typical peers to create joyful, meaningful relationships. Contact Person: Naomi Salamon; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322; Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Website: http://vistadelmar.org read less
    • Vista Inspire: Post Nes Gadol

    • Location: City
    • Address: 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322
    • Description: Post Nes Gadol is a program designed for Jewish teens with special needs who have already celebrated their B'ne ...read morePost Nes Gadol is a program designed for Jewish teens with special needs who have already celebrated their B'nei Mitzvah. It provides participants with a sacred space to gain a deeper understanding of their own Jewish identities, create friendships and participate in Jewish community through further exploration of Jewish concepts and values. This class is held on Mondays from 3:30-5:15PM. Contact Person: Jennifer Brook; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322; Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Website: http://www.vistadelmar.org read less
    • Yachad Los Angeles

    • Address: 9831 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, , 90035
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 948-8307
    • Description: Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individual ...read moreYachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life. Yachad LA offers weekly social programs for children, teens & adults, relationship building courses, social media workshops, shabbaton experiences, a birthright trip and summer programs. Teen community service opportunities are available. Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 948-8307; Address: 9831 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Website: http://yachad.org read less