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 Education & Schools *

3210 Dundee Rd.
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

Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov, Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi, Keshet Hokin High School, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Solomon Schechter Day School, COE Transition Preschool

Keshet GADOL Adult Program *

8140 McCormick Blvd. Suite 138
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 983-1119
Fax: 847-674-5711
Email: dharris@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org/adult-programs/
Contact: Debbie Harris, Director of Adult Programs

GADOL is designed to bridge the gap existing in community-based programs serving young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Keshet offers state-of-the-art programming and vocational opportunities under the leadership of a supportive staff of directors and specialists, all trained to enable adults with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential.

Keshet Inclusive Camps *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-205-0274
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org/camps/
Contact: Jennifer Phillips, Chief Program Officer

JCC Chicago Apachi Day Camps, Ramah Day Camp, JCC Camp Chi Chavayah Camp for Girls, Camp Nageela Midwest

Keshet MY Life Residences *

Homes located in Highland Park
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-926-3340, 847-926-7367
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org/residential/
Contact: Jennifer Phillips, Chief Program Officer

MY Life is Keshet's residential program. It is designed to allow residents to become fully active members of the community in a warm and caring home that promotes independence and a meaningful life.

Keshet Recreation *

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

Special Olympics Buddy Programs, Parents' Night Out, After School BBYO School Day Off

Keshet: Special Needs. Extraordinary Opportunities *

600 Academy Drive, Suite 130
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-205-1234
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.

Keshet Sunday School & Programs *

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

Keshet Sunday School - Ida Crown Jewish Academy Sunday School - Temple Beth El, Northbrook Sundays at Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi Anshe Emet Synagogue SOAR - Social Opportunities and Adult Recreation

The Pritzker Pucker Keshet Inspire Center *

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, Chief Program Officer

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.

What's New in the Guide

Jewish Enrichment Center

The Jewish Enrichment Center is a laboratory school that raises a child's voice in Jewish learning. Since 2011, we've run an independent Sunday and afterschool in Hyde Park, Chicago, where children are co-creators of Judaism. The Jewish Enrichment Center is recognized nationally as an exceptional model of deep, personalized Jewish children's learning. At the Jewish Enrichment Center, children ask questions, generate ideas, and bring Jewish texts to life for themselves. Using art and drama and clay, children dialogue with peers and with our ancient tradition, simultaneously growing their Jewish literacy as well as skills for critical and creative thinking and compassionate listening. Our environment teaches children to pursue dignity for all humanity. Now open for infant/toddlers through middle school.

Sharsheret

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