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

 

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Special needs children aged five and older participate in the YAD program on Sunday mornings at the Commission for Jewish Education.  The goal of the YAD Hebrew School is to bring to our children the richness of their Jewish heritage and to foster pride and self assurance in their identity as valued members of the Jewish community.

The YAD Hebrew School is designed to serve children who primarily attend self-contained classes in public or non-public special education facilities and who, because of their special needs, do not learn effectively in a traditional Hebrew school environment.

Children in the YAD Hebrew School have varying disorders that include autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity, communication disorders and developmental delays.  It is staffed by dedicated, creative teachers who bring life experience and a wealth of formal training in Jewish education to the classroom.  They are ably assisted by responsible volunteers who are intuitive, enthusiastic and creative. Between staff and volunteers, we provide almost a 1:1 student-teacher ratio.

The YAD Hebrew School curriculum consists of learning about holidays, Jewish living, prayers, mitzvot, blessings, and Hebrew.  Classes are taught using various techniques and modalities including visual and tactile aids, music, movement, and art.

 

For more information or to get involved call Wilma Turk, Director of Special Needs Education at (561) 640-0700 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 
 
 
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