Inclusion

EDUCATE. ENGAGE. TRAIN. SUPPORT.

Vision of Inclusion

The JCC Inclusion Services recognizes that diverse needs come in various forms: physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. We seek to include all members within our diverse community from preschool to seniors. We are committed to a community where all individuals are valued for who they are and the gifts they possess. We believe in giving everyone their opportunity to shine.

Inclusion Services reflects the values of Jewish Life:

  • Derech Eretz – respectful behavior
  • Chesed – compassion
  • K’vod Habriot – encouraging dignity for all
  • Tikkun Olam  – repairing the world, making it a more connected place

Mission: Removing Barriers and Creating Choice 

The JCC Inclusion Services has a mission to educate, engage, train and support members with diverse needs and their families in our community. 

  • Educate through parent, youth and family education programs
  • Engage through adapting the physical, attitudinal, conversational and social environment so that all members may participate on an equal basis
  • Train through vocational, educational and social programs
  • Support through mentorship, social participation, recreational activities, advocacy, integration.

On their recent visit ti Israel, The Bagel Club had a special opportunity to visit with a youth movement called Krembo Wings and participate in their inclusive programming. The energy and excitement of the youth was beautiful and contagious. It was an incredibly moving and inspirational visit.