Keshet *

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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

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

• Recovery from addiction and substance abuse prevention 

• Adoption and infertility 

• Support during illness, grief and loss

• Domestic violence 

• Sexual abuse prevention 

• Connections to counseling, education and prevention services through synagogue partnerships 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

• Community-based group living 

• Support and assistance for independent living 

• Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities 

• Specialized recreational camp for children and teens atCamp Firefly

• Job training and customized employment opportunities 

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