The J.N. Somers Yad Hebrew School for Children with Special Needs

The Commission for Jewish Education’s J.N. Somers Yad Hebrew School is a unique Hebrew School for children with special needs where students learn Jewish traditions, holiday rituals, and Hebrew prayers in a fun, loving, one-to-one, barrier-free environment. Yad serves children ages 5 and older who are who are on the Autism spectrum, have Downs Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, speech delays and those who need more support than may be received in a traditional synagogue religious school. Contact Wilma Turk at 516 983-7711 or to visit Yad or enroll at any time.


Judith & Jack Rosenberg Mentoring 4 Kids is a free, non-sectarian program of Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service. We match thoroughly screened adult volunteer mentors with children ages 6-14 who are being raised in single parent homes. Together, the mentor and child share a wide range of fun, cultural activities while building a lasting friendship. If you are a single parent and feel your child would benefit from having a mentor, please contact Jennifer DiSilvestro at 561.238.0285 or​

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Preparatory School (K-8th grade private school)-Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Preparatory School has been a force in the lives of South Florida students for 45 years. As part of the Posnack School Network, Meyer Prep’s K-8 students learn in the #1 Jewish Day School in the nation and ranked in the top 100 of all private schools ( Our world-class campus features: state-of-the-art Innovation Lab where students begin in kindergarten to learn coding, 3D printing, robotics, and engineering; International Baccalaureate Middle School; accelerated courses for high school credit; sprawling athletic fields; media production studio; and exciting performing arts programs. Meyer graduates are accepted to their competitive high school programs of choice, prepared with the critical thinking skills, Jewish values, and confidence to lead throughout life. Meyer Prep is South Florida’s Jewish K-8 Preparatory School, where our students not only achieve academic excellence and learn about their Jewish heritage, but also receive the love and nurturing that every child deserves. To learn how Meyer Prep can make a difference in your child’s life or to schedule a private tour, contact Natalie Barak, Director of Admissions, at or (561) 238-9008.​

2nd Generation is a wonderful, free new outreach program of Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service in our community. If you are a 2nd or 3rd Generation Holocaust Survivor or Survivor family caregiver, Tami Lustig, MSW, would like to meet you! Our goal is to connect adult children, grandchildren and family caregivers of Holocaust Survivors to one another to share and discuss how AJF&CS can best plan for your needs in the future. Click here for more information and please reach out to Tami at or 561-713-1917, she will be delighted to hear from you!​