Community LIving - Jewish Nonprofit Supports 45 Adults in a Variety of Living Arrangements
JCL is featured in West Hartford Life in celebration of our 36th Anniversary! The article discusses JCL's origins and what it means for families to have support services in the community. The ladies from Brookmore group home, Sue Morris and Denis Geary are highlighted.
Living the ‘Chai Life’
The Jewish Ledger's journalist, Stacey Dresner, interviewed David Schuster in his Arapahoe Group Home's backyard sukkah, that was erected by the students and teachers of the Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Institute (TLPI). David shared his love for JCL, and the friendships he has developed over the years he's been a resident. Please read this sweet, informative article.
A delightful morning was spent with 7th graders at Beth El. Their delight and joy were obvious on the faces of young and older alike. Watch this video to share their joy.
WNHH Community Radio Dateline New Haven interview with Gian-Carl Casa, CEO/President of the CT Nonprofit Alliance, about the CT Legislative Budget Process and its impact on CT Nonprofits.
Op-Ed piece submitted to the CT Mirror / CT Viewpoints by Denis Geary regarding the rates of pay for nonprofit agency staffing.
"We stay in business in part because we get away paying our most valued employees, those working day-in and day-out directly with our men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, an unlivable wage.
It’s true. And it’s wrong."
JCL residents and adults with developmental disabilities living in the community discuss topics such as wisdom, generosity, compassion, the meaning of friendship and more in a small group setting. The JCL Chai Mitzvah program concentrates on lessons of Jewish learning, ritual, and social action. Join the monthly group!
"Keep the Change" Monday, March 12 at 5:30 pm, Mandell JCC Theater, West Hartford
Celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month — March 2018 — with JCL and an endearing and heartwarming romantic comedy where a family must face their fears and their struggles together with love and compassion. David, an upper-class charmer, leads a very comfortable life until he is forced to come to terms with his own high-functioning autism, despite his resentment towards being singled out as different, or anything other than what he interprets as “normal.”
Jewish Association for Community Living opens its first new group home since 2001.
Nancy Rosen & Sara deBeer Awarded the Henry M. Zachs Spirit of Judaism Award
On June 13, Nancy Rosen and Sara deBeer were recognized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford for their incredible ongoing service to the JCL Judaic Program. For the past eight years, Nancy and Sara have worked tirelessly to create fun, innovative Shabbat services and Passover Seders for the men and women of JCL. They have given their time, energy, and thoughtful planning to create meaningful experiences and to bring joy to JCL. JCL is honored to recognize the generosity of volunteers and donors like these two women, and yourself, for your tireless support of the JCL mission and the work we do.