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

Shabbat Interactive Service

Nancy Rosen and
Sara deBeer  lead the Shabbat service with song, movement, and sign language. At the conclusion of the service, JCL provides a light Kiddush luncheon. 

Jan 25

10:30 am

Beth El Temple

2626 Albany Avenue

West Hartford 





Purim Fun with SULAM

JCL will join Anita Levy's 7th grade class to celebrate the Purim holiday in a meaningful, and fun way. Anita will tell an original story about the holiday, followed by an art activity and a healthy snack. We hope you will be there!

Mar 1

10:30 am

Beth El Temple

2626 Albany Avenue

West Hartford

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat with JTConnect

JCL will join JTConnect for a Tu B'Shevat Seder. We will enjoy eating fruit, nuts, and other delicious foods that are native to Israel to celebrate this important day.

Feb 9

11:00 am

Emanuel Synagogue

160 Mohegan Drive

West Hartford


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