Keshet *

Keshet logo 2012

Keshet, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, provides state-of-the-art year-round educational, recreational, and vocational programs for children and young adults with developmental and varying learning challenges. Students are mainstreamed, with assistance, into existing schools, camps and the workplace alongside their typically developing peers. Keshet believes that every child and young adult should have the opportunity to participate in the mainstream of their community.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Keshet: Jewish Parents of Individuals with Special Needs *

Email: abbie@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Abbie Weisberg, CEO/Executive Director

Keshet, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, provides state-of-the-art, year-round educational, recreational, and vocational programs for children and young adults with developmental and varying learning challenges. Students are mainstreamed, with assistance, into existing schools, camps and the workplace alongside their typically developing peers. Keshet believes that every child and young adult should have the opportunity to participate in the mainstream of their community.

Ariella Joy Frankel Keshet Day School *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: mremaly@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Dr. Melinda Remaly, Director of Education

Day school for children with developmental disabilities, kindergarten to grade eight, housed at Sager Solomon Schechter Day/Middle School in Northbrook.

Dr. Irving A. and Ruth Hokin Keshet High School *

8233 Central Park Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: mremaly@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Dr. Melinda Remaly, Director of Education

High school program for developmentally disabled youth, grades nine-12, housed in the Ida Crown Jewish Academy.

Keshet at Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Elementary School *

3200 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: mremaly@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Dr. Melinda Remaly, Director of Education

Keshet classes for girls with developmental disabilities, kindergarten to grade eight, housed in Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Elementary School.

Keshet at Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi *

6317 N. California
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: mremaly@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Dr. Melinda Remaly, Director of Education

Keshet classes for boys with developmental disabilities, kindergarten to grade eight, housed in Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi.

Keshet COE-Worker Transition Program *

8111 St. Louis Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 983-1119
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: mremaly@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Dr. Melinda Remaly, Director of Education

Program for developmentally disabled young adults, ages 18-21. Focus is on fine-tuning skills of those transitioning from high school into adulthood.

Keshet Inclusion Pre-School *

Various sites
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: mremaly@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Dr. Melinda Remaly, Director of Education

Keshet works with community day schools and the JCCs of Chicago to integrate 3- to 5-year-olds with developmental disabilities into existing preschool classrooms.

Keshet Special Olympics *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Jen Phillips

Keshet proudly sponsors a team for the annual Illinois Special Olympics track and field competition.

Keshet Summer Day and Overnight Camp Programs *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (773) 205-1530
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Jen Phillips

Integrated summer camp programs are held at Jewish day and overnight camps throughout the Midwest. Keshet’s Special Kids Network Teen and Tween Programs, offer a five day a week day camp program with many community-based trips for older children who are not quite ready to attend overnight camp.

Keshet Sunday School *

8233 N. Central Park
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: 773-262-1160
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: bdordek@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Brooke Dordek, Director

Keshet offers Sunday School programs for individuals with special needs, from kindergarten through adult. There are a variety of options for students to be enriched with Jewish learning.

Ma’amin Program *

Ida Crown Jewish Academy
8233 Central Park Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: mremaly@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Dr. Melinda Remaly, Director of Education

For boys and girls, ninth through 12th grade, with learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning autism, who wish to attend a Jewish high school.

My Life *

Keshet
2121 St. Johns Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-674-5711
Email: dharris@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Debbie Harris, Director

Residences for adults with disabilities.

The Pritzker Pucker Keshet Inspire Center *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: jen@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Gendel

With support from the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, the Pritzker Pucker Keshet Inspire Center provides professional development and consultation services locally, nationally and internationally. The goal is to assist organizations, schools, businesses and professionals in successfully integrating individuals with special needs into their environments.

The Reis Family-Keshet Winter Program *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Jennifer Phillips

Integrated camping experience for grades three to eight, held over winter break in the Wisconsin Dells.

The Sandy and Glenda Mason Keshet Administrative Office *

600 Academy Drive, #130
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-205-1234
Fax: 847-480-9120
Email: abbie@keshet.org
Web: www.keshet.org
Contact: Abbie Weisberg, CEO

The Sidney and Lisa Glenner Keshet GADOL Program *

Giving Adults Daily Opportunities for Living
8140 N. McCormick Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 674-5711
Fax: (847) 674-5713
Email: dharris@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Debbie Harris

This community-based day program for adults with special needs, located in the Wi-Fi building in Skokie, provides opportunities for adults ages 22 and up to live meaningful lives after exiting the educational system. It offers each participant both vocational and recreational experiences.

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