There is a large Cherry Hill Police presence around the Federation/JCC. The nature of the call requires the partial closure of our parking lot. There is no threat to the community and the call is unrelated to our facility or the Jewish Community.

Programs & Events

Social & Recreational Programs

Katz JCC ACHaD Special Needs Social and Recreational Programs

The ACHaD Special Needs Program offers a variety of fun and engaging social and recreational programs throughout the year. These programs provide an outlet for individuals with special needs to make friends, take pride in themselves and make a positive impact in our community. Whether you are looking to build your creativity through art or music, a healthier mind and body through fitness and cooking or a way to stay connected to the community – the JCC offers something for everyone!

The JCC welcomes families of all faiths, cultures and abilities to be a part of our vibrant community, and we encourage all to participate in our social and recreational programs.

We have virtual and in-person programming options to keep participants engaged all year long.


New for the 2022-2023 program season, Wednesdays are your day to be at the J for all things ACHaD!

Join us for the entire duration of a program, or you’re welcome to drop week by week, with advance notice given.

Full program rates vary per program, and drop-ins are permitted with at least 24 hours notice. (Drop-in rates: $10/JCC Member, $20/Guests)

Register for any program by Friday, September 2 and be entered automatically in a raffle for a chance to win a JCC swag basket!


Drop down for each program:

Registration for all programs can be completed at and click on ACHaD. For questions and more information, please contact Nina Staiman at or (856) 424-4444 ext. 1204.

ACHaD Year-Round Events and Workshops

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

ACHaD Passover Seder

Join us for a new take on traditional Passover!
A classic Seder with family and friends, followed by making charoset from around the world, Matzah dessert treats, and Passover s’mores!

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 Zumbathon 

We’ve been thrilled to dance our hearts out at our Purim themed Zumbathon, meant 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 Art Exhibit

Our annual art exhibit features 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.

This event is a collaboration of:


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 or (856) 424-4444 ext. 1204.

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