ACHaD Events

Katz JCC ACHaD Events For Individuals with Special NeedsACHaD Year-Round Events

The ACHaD Special Needs Department wants you and your family to feel welcome at the JCC and to feel part of a bigger community. We host a variety of special events throughout the year including  a Dance Party, Passover Seder, Tess Norton Purim Basketball Classic, Art Gallery Reception, Bowl-A-Thon, and Community Resource Fair. Additional community outreach events include a Friendship Connection Walk, Workshops for parents of teens through young adults, and special presentations.  For further information please contact Eileen at [email protected] 

Planning the Transition from School to Adult Life (2018-2019)

Take part in a series of workshops for parents of teens ages 14 through young adult, Tuesdays at 7pm at the Katz JCC, starting in the fall of 2018.  Our schedule is below:

  • Nov 27 – PerformCare to DDD
  • Jan 22 – Support coordination
  • March 26 – Guardianships and Trusts
  • May 7 – Benefits Coordination

Cost:  Free and Open to the community.

Join our email list for further details. Contact: [email protected] This series is a joint program from the Katz JCC ACHaD Department, JFCS Special Needs Dept.  and the Jewish Federation of SNJ Jewish Abilities Alliance

Zumbathon

Join us for our first ever Friendship Connection Zumbathon!  This awesome, fun-packed afternoon will support awareness in the community for inclusion for individuals with special needs.
Held in conjunction with the JFCS special needs department and the JEwish Abilities Alliance of SNJ.

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2pm | Cost: %10/person / Contact Eileen Elias at [email protected] to RSVP

ACHaD Passover Seder

Individuals with special needs and their families are invited to join us for a traditional Passover Seder and delicious dinner!

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019, 6pm | Cost: Free for individuals with special needs, $12 per family and friend / Contact Eileen Elias at [email protected] to RSVP

Bowl-A-Thon

Join us for an afternoon of fundraising, bowling, pizza and door prizes while supporting ACHaD programs and services. This event will be held at the Big Event Entertainment Experience in Cherry Hill, NJ.  They are located at 1536 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Date: Sunday, Sept 22, 2019 1-3pm | Cost: $25 per bowler (includes bowling, commemorative t-shirt, shoe rental, pizza and drinks)

ACHaD Tess Norton Purim Classic

Join us for an evening of friends & fun activities on March 16, 2019 including basketball (ACHaD Squadron team members) or art.  Enjoy delicious hamentashen and ice cream treats. This event is for individuals with special needs ages 12 through adult & their families.

Proceeds for this event benefit the ACHaD Department. This event is sponsored by the family of Tess Norton.

ACHaD Dance Party

Individuals with special needs and their families are invited to join your friends and enjoy a pasta dinner, ice cream bar, dancing and party games.

Special Needs Resource Fair

Our Special Needs Resource Fair was a huge success with over  50 special needs programs and services in the South Jersey community.

The ACHaD Special Needs Department wants you and your family to feel welcome at the JCC and to feel part of a bigger community. We host a variety of events throughout the year including a Chanukah Dance Party, Passover Seder, Tess Norton Purim Basketball Classic, Art Gallery Reception, Bowl-A-Thon, and Community Resource Fair.