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

JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

JCYS Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center offers early childhood education programs for children age 15 months through 5 years. JCYS Early Childhood Education lays a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through play-based curriculum. In each classroom, children freely choose from different learning centers throughout the day, helping to build confidence and develop their social and problem-solving skills. Group time for stories, singing, language development, science, cooking activities, and games add structure to each day.

Dr. Chaim Cember Shaarei Chinuch Day School

At Shaarei Chinuch, we integrate Judaism with the Montessori method, to give each child a comprehensive hands-on learning experience catered to his/her unique talents. Our mission is to help each of our students to reach their full potential, while instilling an excitement for learning that lasts a lifetime. 

Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

The mission of the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies (ICJS) is to provide every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or religious observance, the opportunity to be inspired by and connected to Torah and Judaism. We believe that people learn and develop differently, and that Torah study should be unique to every person's individual journey. ICJS seeks to provide a personalized learning experience to nurture mind and soul in both individual and group settings. The Illinois Center for Jewish Studies hosts weekly educational classes for men and women in bible studies, Jewish philosophy, and special topics. The organization also provides individual one-on-one learning sessions for men to advance their bible knowledge and ability to improve personally. In addition to formal group/individual classes, the organization has seasonal social gatherings in an effort to promote Jewish education, as well as an annual benefit dinner to raise funds for its operations.

 

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