Our Mission Statement:
JCL assists people with developmental disabilities to participate in community life through personal empowerment, community engagement, family relationships and quality services, enhanced by Jewish tradition

About JCL

2018 reflects our 36th year supporting adults with intellectual disabilities. In 1982, JCL incorporated as a nonprofit agency through the grassroots efforts of local parents, families & volunteers.

Judaic Programs for Special Needs

JCL provides a unique resource for Jewish families who have a family member with developmental disabilities.

Many Jewish-themed events are offered throughout the year.  

JCL Flickr 

We frequently post photos of the activities of the men and women we serve on Flickr - for example, the 2017 Friends and Family Picnic, Special Olympics events and winners. 


Judaic Programs For Special Needs

Supported by 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford & 

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

Maccabiah Games

Join us for a mini version of the Maccabiah Games; Congregation Beth Israel religious school students will prepare for us a variety of fun, interactive games.

Mar 22

10:30 am

Congregation Beth Israel

701 Farmington Avenue

 West Hartford






Walking the Passover Story

Passover is the story of the Exodus of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. Nancy Rosen, with storyteller Sara deBeer, will lead our guests through different stations, including a story, Passover themed trivia, bingo,  and delicious
Passover nosh.

Mar 29

2:00 pm

Beth El Temple

2626 Albany Avenue

 West Hartford






Shabbat Interactive Service

Nancy Rosen leads the service with song, movement, and sign language. Halfway through the service, we are invited to the main sanctuary for the Torah procession.

Sara deBeer eloquently shares a meaningful and relevant folktale with our participants. At the conclusion of the service, JCL provides a light Kiddush luncheon. 

May 16

10:30 am

Beth El Temple

2626 Albany Avenue

 West Hartford







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All donations to JCL are tax-deductible. JCL is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer