Jessica Goldstein

Getting to Know… Tammy Weinfeld
Tammy Weinfield is a Music Facilitator and has been working for JSDD since September 2023. Her first impression was that JSDD is a welcoming place, with beautiful artwork on the walls and a vibrant community inside. What suprised her the most was how passionate everyone is about their work. Read more about Tammy Weinfield and her experience at JSDD.

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February 2, 2024, the JSDD community came Together for Shabbat for a very special evening made possible through a grant from the Centennial Shabbat Committee and our Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest N.J. It was a night to celebrate 100 years of community service in addition to the beginning of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

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JSDD continues to grow and broaden its work through Residential Services, WAE Center, Therapeutic Services and Heidi Gallery programming. None of this work would be possible without the skill and passion of our stellar staff. Typically, there are two parties thrown to give everyone an opportunity to enjoy one another’s company, relax and celebrate the years’ accomplishments.

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The WAE Center members and staff gathered for the annual Thanksgiving lunch. This is a time to come together as a community, share what we are thankful for and celebrate the life and memory of Scott Reich. Scott loved celebrating Thanksgiving with his friends at the WAE Center because it usually fell on his birthday. In his memory, the Reich family has continued to support this fun and meaningful tradition.

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Preparations began long before Sukkot in the WAE Center. The Judaic Gems and Makers Studio classes got together to work on two wall hangings for the Sukkah. Members were shown how to use disperse dyes to create images of vegetables and fruits of the harvest. The dyes were used to make rubbings on paper using textured surfaces with the solid wax dye. The rubbings were then painted with various colors of liquid dyes over the entire sheet. After the pages dried, they were placed in a heat press which transferred the images onto the polyester fabric to create the wall hangings.   While the holiday began with a rainy start, residents of the JSDD homes all were excited to sit, […]

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