Jewish Learning Community


Chavurah

Two Sunday mornings per month (September through June) A creative and inspiring Jewish studies experience, our Chavurah is a safe and inclusive learning community using music, movement, and visual arts to explore students’ understanding of Judaism and develop connection to community. The program is appropriate for students ages 16 and over.
Contact Chavurah Program Coordinator


Minyan Meyuchad

Minyan Meyuchad is a monthly Shabbat service for adults ages 16 and over who benefit from a smaller, more intimate setting that allows members to participate in services at their own level and pace. An adaptive prayer book (Siddur) enables minyan participants to easily follow along and engage in the service. Volunteer Torah readers chant the weekly portion and a short discussion follows. After services participants enjoy lunch and an afternoon program of song, dance, and discussion. Please join our inclusive and joyous Shabbat.
Contact Minyan Meyuchad Coordinator

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Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.