Press Releases

  • November 13th, 2018 - Gala Report & Public Opening

    On Sunday, November 4th, 2018, Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled
    of Metrowest, a not-for-profit social service provider, hosted a fundraising gala and art exhibit opening, “Doorways to Infinite Possibility”.

    To continue supporting our talented artists, JSDD invites our friends, families, and constituents to experience our interactive art exhibit hosted at the Gaelen Gallery East at the JCC in West Orange, which will be open to the public from November 11th through December 30th, 2018.

  • November 10th, 2018 - Opening Reception: Doorways to Infinite Possibility this Sunday 11/11 from 5-7pm

    We would like to invite everyone to come out Sunday afternoon and experience this really inventive art exhibit created by JSDD WAE Center artists and lead professional artists!

    The building is open to the public weekdays, and if you would like to schedule a visit for your group please call Lisa Suss, Gaelen Gallery Manager @ 973-530-3413 or email <a href=””></a>

    The link to the event:

    Doorways to Infinite Possibility – Opening Reception
    November 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Opening Reception – Free and Open to the Public
    Meet the Artists: Prepare to be surprised and inspired
    Doorways to Infinite Possibility

    The Doorways to Infinite Possibility is a collaborative multimedia exhibition reflecting literal and figurative expressions of movement from one place to another. JSDD WAE Center artists working alongside lead artists, explored the notions of home, transition, reflection and all the ways these concepts weave together in an artist’s mind. The result is a highly introspective group show that captures the magic which happens when barriers to inclusion vanish.
    Shifting Perceptions of Ability, Art and Community

    Come and experience the coming together of WAE Center artists and our ten lead artists…and see where their journey together has created.
    Exhibit Open from November 11, 2018 thru December 27th

  • October 30th, 2018 - JSDD Celebrates “Doorways To Infinite Possibility”

    Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled, a not-for-profit social service  provider, is hosting a fundraising gala and art exhibit opening on Sunday, November 4th at the JCC Gaelen Gallery East in West Orange. The event will also serve as a celebration of their new future home in Livingston, NJ and the capital campaign that is currently underway.

  • May 31st, 2016 - Artwork from Wae Center “Identity/ Personality Project”on View at Rutgers NJ Medical School Annual Collaborative Exhibition

    JSDD’s Wae Center is pleased to announce that works of art from its 2016 “Identity and Personality Project” are featured prominently in the Rutgers NJ Medical School Annual Collaborative Art Exhibition. This show remains through August 2016.

  • September 18th, 2014 - Press Release
    The Wae Center is pleased to announce that several works of art from its Chairs of Inclusion project ( are now on exhibit at the Rutgers NJMS Fall Arts Festival at the Rutgers NJ Medical School first floor gallery, 185 South Orange Ave, Newark, NJ. The exhibit features two of Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern’s “Dialogue of Four Chairs” paintings along with Yvette Lucas’ “Care Chair” in a glass showcase. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and the Arts Festival opening reception is Thursday, October 16, 4-6pm.
  • October 20th, 2013 - Press Release
    “Art of Sense and Soul” performance brings Near East dance, music and myth to life at West Orange JCC.
  • February 5th, 2013 - Press Release
    Wae Center artwork is a visible component in Shabbat Shalem observances at eight Metrowest organizations and synagogues. Shabbat Shalem is celebrated nationally during Jewish Disability Awareness Month each February.
  • February 4th, 2013 - Press Release
    What is it like to visit an art museum or gallery if you cannot see? WAE Center member artists are learning what that is like through a class called “Seeing Beyond Our Limitations.”
  • November 1st, 2012 - Press Release
    Art “Outsider” Andrew Edlin, featured speaker at the opening of JSDD Wae Center Art Exhibit in West Orange.
  • September 12th, 2012 - Press Release
    Wae Center launches 7th season of its Global Beat Series with “Folklore and Fantasy,” a performance of dance, music and myth from the Near East by Mosaic Dance Theater Company.
  • March 1st, 2012 - Press Release
    JSDD's "WAE Beyond" Film Festival highlights work by and about people with disabilities.
  • January 10th, 2012 - Press Release
    NJ artists from JSDD’S Wae Center achieve international exposure at New York’s 20th Annual Outsider Art Fair
  • December 8th, 2011 - Press Release
    JSDD’s Wae Center wrapped up its 2011 Global Beat Series on December 8 with a lively Latin rhythm performance by Los Ciegos del Barrio, combined with a silent auction featuring a large selection of WAE Center artists’ original art work.
  • October 6th, 2011 - Press Release
    Drumming Up a Big Sound: Japanese Taiko Drumming takes center stage in Verona
Network for Good

Make a difference in the lives of men and women with developmental disabilities by supporting JSDD through your tax-deductible donation.

Donate Now!

Join our Mailing List

Receive notice of events, exhibits, concerts and special happenings
* = required field
Events and Newsletters

Website by Laura Yeffeth