ACHaD Events

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

The ACHaD Special Needs Program 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 Nina Staiman at [email protected].

ACHaD Virtual Passover Seder

Please join us online for our ACHaD Virtual Passover Seder! Each year the community gathers to celebrate Passover and we highlight our incredible ACHaD participants. Included in this year’s registration is a Passover goodie bag!  Pickup for these items will be outside the Katz JCC on Tuesday, March 30 from 4-5pm. All are invited to our virtual Seder!

Special Needs Resource Fair

On Monday, May 16, 2022, stop by the J to meet representatives from exciting special needs programs, organizations and services for all ages in South Jersey.  This event is free and open to the community.  Discover camps, creative arts, sports, fitness, social and recreational services, therapeutic services, disability resources, transition and life skills and more!

ACHaD Tess Norton Purim Classic

Every year, the Katz JCC’s ACHaD Special Needs Program hosts the Tess Norton Purim Classic. Tess Norton was a patient, kind woman with a contagious smile. She looked past challenges and saw the positive in everyone. Her family honors her memory through this Purim event and the joyous celebration of fun, friends, basketball, more.

ACHaD Zumbathon (2020 Details)

Join us on Sunday, March 15 at 2pm for a Purim themed Zumbathon to support awareness and community inclusion for individuals with special needs. Partnership agencies include the JCC ACHaD Dept., JFCS Special Needs Dept., and the Jewish Abilities Alliance of SNJ.

ACHaD February Art Exhibit

Join us every January and February as we feature original artwork by members of the Katz JCC ACHaD program and the Samost JFCS Special Needs Programs in our Appel Art Gallery.    Light refreshments will be served.

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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: TBD

Registration for events can be completed at and click on ACHaD or Special Events. For questions and more information, please contact Nina Staiman at [email protected] or (856) 424-4444 ext. 1204.