BUILDING COMMUNITY. CHANGING LIVES. A COMMUNITY VISION
Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30pm
Don't miss the J-HAP Community meeting on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30pm at the Sabes JCC. Hear the latest developments in making J-HAP a reality. Learn about our community partners, local and national research,plans for moving forward, timeline for site development and breaking ground and how you can be involved. Be a part of this innovative and exciting future for our Jewish community! Together, we are building community and changing lives.
J-HAP HOUSING UPDATE
Preliminary research has begun for a site location for our future residence. We have put together a great team to find the perfect West suburban location. With the excitement of breaking ground comes the reality of raising funds. Watch for our capital campaign kickoff in the next several months.
For Adults with Disabilities (18+)
- Monthly recreational programming at the Sabes JCC on Tuesdays 8-9pm
April 17 - On Stage Theater Games
May 8 - Cooking
June 12 - TBD
FRIENDS 'N' FUN - Monthly recreational programming in the community on Sundays
April 22 - Brunswick Zone
May 20 - Little Tel Aviv
June 10 - location TBD
For Parents & Caregivers
J-HAP Community Meeting - May 8, 7:30-9p at Sabes JCC (see article above)
J-HAP IN THE COMMUNITY
Outstanding Leadership in the Minneapolis Jewish Community
On January 29, 2012, J-HAP Founder and President, Linda Bialick, was honored at the Sha'arim Annual Benefit for her outstanding leadership in the field of inclusion within our Jewish community; for her unique vision for J-HAP; and her ongoing passion, dedication and chutzpah to make the J-HAP dream a reality.
Guest Speakers in honor of Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month
On February 24, 2012, Linda Bialick and Jennifer Lewin were honored to represent J-HAP at the Bet Shalom Inclusion Shabbat. Their presentation shared how J-HAP empowers individuals with disabilities to live an enriching life where their Jewish identity continues to thrive. They also shared how this impacts our Jewish community and us, personally.
Parent Education Series for 2012-13
J-HAP is proud to partner with JFCS to create a Parent and Caregiver Education Series beginning Fall 2012. Topics may include Transitional Planning, Vocational Options, Sexual Health & Relationships, Sibling Relationships and more. If you would like to be a part of this planning group, send an email outlining your interest and skill set to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MY PASSION FOR J-HAP
by Abby Badzin, J-HAP Board Member &
Co-Founder Dress for Success Twin Cities
It is a very exciting and rewarding time to serve on the Board of Directors of J-HAP! The momentum is strong and the reality of developing J-HAP's unique model of creating a living environment for Jewish young adults with developmental disabilities is drawing near every day! This model, providing residents with social, educational, vocational, recreational and religious opportunities in a safe and nurturing Jewish setting is like no other in the country. With the extraordinary team of talented board members and community professionals working together to create this vision, no longer will parents of children with development disabilities have to worry about who will care for their child when they are no longer able. I am thrilled beyond words to be a part of the excitiement and innovation of J-HAP!
If you are interested in becoming a Board Member or have talents or services to offer J-HAP, please email email@example.com. We would love to have you join our team!
J-HAP gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for partnership, support and/or pro-bono services:
Minneapolis Jewish Federation
Please consider adding a J-HAP supporter to your list of service providers. If you know of a business or ogranization that would like to support J-HAP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community EventsAll programs listed are for Jewish adults ages 18+ with developmental disabilities in the Minneapolis Jewish community. Click title for more information and to register.
April 4 - May 23
April 17, May 8, June 12
April 17, May 8, June 12
April 23 - June 4
April 10, May 15
April 24, May 29
Friends 'n Fun
April 22, May 20, June 10
April 5 - June 21
Mission & Vision
Jewish Housing and Programming is committed to serve the life-long needs of adults with Developmental Disabilities within a Jewish environment where residents feel welcomed, valued, fulfilled and secure.
To empower residents to achieve their full potential by providing guidance and support, the ability to practice a Jewish lifestyle, and enable a high quality of life enriched with opportunities for socialization, education, vocation, culture and recreation.
*Be active in, and positively influence the local community.
*Provide safety and peace of mind for residents and their families.
*Partner and co-sponsor with groups of similar goals.
*Build social relationships through programming.
*Enable residents to reach personal goals.
*Maintain a high level of ethical behavior.