Yachad Opens New Chapter in Denver for Jews with Disabilities

October 17, 2012

YACHAD COMES TO DENVER WITH NEW CHAPTER FOR THE INCLUSION OF ALL JEWS WITH DISABILITIES

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Yachad/the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), an agency of the Orthodox Union, today announced the opening of its newest chapter in Denver, as part of a national and international expansion to meet the Jewish community’s increasing demands for social and recreational Inclusive programming.

Emily Kieval serves as the Denver Chapter Coordinator.

Yachad/NJCD is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the opportunities of individuals with disabilities, promoting Inclusion through various integrated activities and ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life.

Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, NJCD National Director, stated, “Yachad remains the only national agency whose mission is to promote Inclusion within the Jewish community. We are grateful to be partnering with incredibly talented people in Denver and know that b’yachad, together, we will continue to enhance the lives of not only the members who will be served in this community, but also the lives of all of the members of the Jewish community.”

There are 16 Yachad chapters in North America, which also include: Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus, OH; Dallas; Detroit; Houston; Greater New York; Los Angeles; New Jersey; Omaha; Silver Spring, Md. (Washington, D.C.); South Florida; and Toronto. A new chapter has just opened in Jerusalem.

For more information, contact Emily Kieval at {encode=”mailto:kievale@ou.org” title=”kievale@ou.org”} or 617-721-4786.

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