Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities and an agency of the Orthodox Union, will hold its Third Annual Bergen County Breakfast Reception on Sunday, October 25 from 9:15-11 a.m. at a private home in Teaneck.
Yachad, the flagship program of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), provides unique social, educational and recreational programs for individuals with learning, developmental and physical disabilities with the goal of their Inclusion in the total life of the Jewish community.
The breakfast will pay tribute to Rabbi Michael and Bassie Taubes and Family, the Guests of Honor. The Taubes Family were the hosts of the Grand Opening of New Jersey Yachad almost ten years ago. Bassie has run multiple half-marathons with Team Yachad. Their son, Yosef, 20, is a Yachad member and an active participant in its activities.
The Community Inclusion Award will be presented to Debbie Greenwald, Director of the Art Place, and Host of the Ruth Ulevitch Lang Inclusive Art Program, which is generously dedicated by Linda and Mark Karasick.
Lillian Lee, the owner of Lillian Lee Salon, will receive the Vocational Services Award. Lillian Lee trains Yachad participants at her salon and donates time to helping our women learn about self-care.
The Event Chairs are Helen and Manny Adler; Terri and Yitzi Karasick, Ravital and Avi Korn, and Esther and Jackie Schlanger.
Chani Herrmann, director of NJ Yachad, declared, “New Jersey Yachad has grown by leaps and bounds over the last ten years. The ongoing support from the local Bergen County community is what allows us to continue the great work we do in New Jersey. This year’s honorees have all led the charge in promoting inclusion within the broad Jewish community. New Jersey Yachad is proud to honor these very special individuals.”
RSVP to www.yachad.org/njbreakfasts or 201-833-1349. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, which are listed on the website.