Category Archives: Featured Story

Fall Classes Mailing

To ensure that you receive the most up to date information, please email Bethany at byoung@springfieldjcc.org with your current home mailing address and current email address!

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Walk N Roll Tour 2015 is almost here!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 31st and join us for our first-ever, family-friendly event for Kehillah! It’s called Walk N Roll and we will be celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of our program participants, and having fun with friends. Please read more, learn about the event! See you there!

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Closing Night to ReelAbilities – Tonight

After a successful month of spreading awareness about individuals with disabilities through film and photography, we have arrived at our closing night.  Please join us at 7pm at Longmeadow High School for the screening of “Wampler’s Ascent.”  A documentary that shows a father of two, living with cerebral palsy, and his inspirational climb up El […]

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Short Article with a Positive Message

Inclusion is only possible when we are kind and accepting to our family, friends, and most importantly – strangers.  If you have a few minutes please read this story.  Disability or not, humans want to be accepted. Will You Love My Son? by: jayruderman By: Rabbi Ilana C. Garber I suppose it’s every mother’s dream […]

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BIG THANKS!!

We are extending a special thanks to Ronald McDonald House Charities!  The Kehillah Special Needs Department is very appreciative of a generous $10,000 grant from RMHC of CT and Western MA to purchase two adapted Expresso S3Y Youth bikes. These bikes will meet the needs of a broader population of individuals with special needs by […]

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Importance of Siblings’ Role with Special Needs Family Member

Want to improve long-term outcomes for people with disabilities? Attend to their brothers and sisters.  Brothers and sisters will be in the lives of family members with special needs longer than anyone. They will be there after their parents are gone and special education services are a distant memory. The sibling relationship gives new meaning to “being there for […]

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Inclusion Bakery Merits Attention

Maryland Entrepreneurs Win Award for Inclusion Sunflower Interview Part Two by jayruderman   Sara Portman Milner (L), Laurie Wexler (R) Sunflower Bakery was a recipient of the 2013 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion. Below is part two of an interview conducted with the founders where they discuss the challenges of running such a unique bakery, working with other employers […]

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April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day

Please Dress in Blue to Show Your Support  

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JCC Purim Carnival this Sunday, March 16 12:30-3pm

Kids Should Wear a Summer Camp themed Costume Costume Theme: Summer Camp wear a costume reflecting summer camp PURIM CARNIVAL & JCC Summer Camps Registration Sunday, March 16, 12:30-3 pm Visit our Purim web page for details….   Carnival Features: The Fantastic Fritz magician and clown Get your photo taken with King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther […]

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Window of Opportunity for Men to Bear Children

Nature Magazine Article – As Males Age Greater Liklihood that Genetic Mutations will Occur in their Offspring Woman have always worried about having a window of opportunity to have a child, science has found that there is a window of opportunity for men as well.   In this article you will find out that the associations between […]

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