The Heidi Art Gallery was full of smiles, laughs, greeting friends and air hugs. On December 16th, after a hiatus last year, JSDD hosted the annual holiday party for the Residential Staff.                 The beautiful and versatile gallery was festive with decorations and holiday music, but it was the art of the WAE Center members that shined. For many of the Direct Service Professionals (DSPs) it was their first time in the new JSDD building. The staff enjoyed a delicious catered meal. There were tours of the new building and lots of catching up with colleagues and friends some had not seen in person for quite some time.             […]

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from slavery unto freedom, from sorrow unto joy, from mourning unto festive gladness from darkness unto light Wishing you and your families a sweet Pesach.  We hope that you are all surrounded by loving family and friends. We cannot begin to thank you for helping to give dignity and purpose to our JSDD/WAE Center members.  You are all valued and appreciated. Fondly, Ellen and Alan

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Hagit Oren, Judaic Coordinator travels to each of the JSDD Residential Group Homes and teaches the women and men about Jewish Holidays and customs.  With Passover around the corner it times to learn about the holiday and the delicious foods that will be served at the Passover Seder. 

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On April 14, 2019 a Chavurah Class held at the WAE Center welcomed Rabbi Moshe Rudin from Adath Shalom in Morris Plains, NJ.  He came and taught the class about Passover, played guitar, sang songs, and assisted in helping everyone to make Matza!   

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