Community Partners

Adults with developmental disabilities enjoy year-round social and recreational programs designed to enable participants to interact with their peers and improve their social skills, all while developing meaningful relationships. 

The Emissary & Israel Programs develop Israeli themed programs with the community.

Beth David is an orthodox synagogue located in West Hartford. Rabbi Yitzchok Adler, spiritual leader of Beth David, has worked with JCL on many occasions.

Beth El Temple is a conservative, egalitarian synagogue. Beth El Temple supports JCL through the generous use of their space for JCL Shabbat Services and  Passover Seders. 

Teachers of pre-K through 2nd grade lay a foundation for Jewish living with a variety of activity-based experiences. For grades 3 through 7, children learn from their teachers, our rabbinic staff and each other. This collaboration began in 2007.

Chai Mitzvah network groups meet monthly with source books on Jewish topics of interest. Each person in the group builds their ‘Jewish Bucket List". 

Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School creates a nurturing and creative environment, inspired by the ritual, spiritual life, and Jewish values of Reform Judaism. 

JCL has held many programs at BTS and Rabbi Debra Cantor has helped lead our celebrations. 

This DSS agency works to remove barriers that make it hard for job seekers with disabilities to find and keep jobs. The agency offers information, tools and technical assistance to job seekers and employers.

The DCF Mission is "working together with families and communities for children who are healthy, safe, smart and strong." DCF has responsibility for coordinating the care of children with developmental disabilities.

DDS is responsible for the planning, development, and administration of services for persons with an intellectual disability and persons medically diagnosed as having Prader-Willi Syndrome. 

DSS delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut’s multi-faceted health and human services agency. DSS supports the basic needs of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities. 

This private nonprofit agency offers consumer-centered programs and services needed for people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

The center for Jewish philanthropy in Greater Hartford working with individuals and families to create meaningful personal legacies. 

This private, nonprofit social service agency provides counseling & psychological services, education and community support for the Greater Hartford area.

The mission of the Jewish Federation is to enhance, build and perpetuate Jewish life in Greater Hartford, in Israel, and around the world through the values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).

The Israeli Young Emissary program hosts two Israeli teenagers each year to work with the local community sharing Israeli life with us.

JTConnect provides a rich educational experience and social community for Jewish teens to develop a strong Jewish identity, enhance their understanding and commitment to their Jewish heritage and traditions and prepare them to lead meaningful Jewish lives.

The Teen Leadership & Philanthropic Institute, available through the Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect) builds tomorrow's philanthropic leaders. 

JTCares is the branch of the Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect) that focuses on giving back to the community through volunteer projects.

Nancy Rosen

Nancy Rosen is a gifted teacher and active member of Beth El Temple. Nancy leads JCL's Judaic Programs Shabbat Services and Passover Seders with song, humor, and sign language.

Sara deBeer, a professional storyteller, has a wide repertoire of beautiful folktales. Sara shares her stories with the men and women of JCL at Shabbat Services and Passover Seders, . 

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