As part of Jewish Disabilities Awareness & Inclusion Month, Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Services are presenting TWO PROGRAMS focusing on supporting individuals with disabilities both in Israel and in Kansas City. The first is an evening event on February 26, open to all. The second is a professional training event on February 27, appropriate for professionals. Both programs are detailed below.
New Directions for People with Disabilities
Tuesday, February 26, 7:00pm
JCC Social Hall (wheelchair accessible)
5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, KS
This free event features Gidi Zur, CEO of Kivunim, an organization serving young people with disabilities in Israel.
Zur will share information about Kivunim’s ground-breaking work in creating new programs and models to help those with disabilities live meaningful and independent lives while contributing to society.
Before and after Zur’s session, there will be a community resource fair showcasing Kansas City organizations that work with special populations. The resource fair will be open from 6:40 – 7:00 pm and immediately following Zur’s session, 8:20 – 9:00 pm.
The event also will offer information about Kansas City Kollel’s Ahoovim program for adults with special needs from Nan Kanter, Assistant Program Coordinator, and will feature a short performance by talented pianist and Ahoovim participant Andrew Fink.
Register for this free event at jewishkansascity.org/newdirections.
If you have questions, contact Daniel Rivin KC Shaliach, 913.327.8124.
The presentation and resource fair will take place in the JCC Social Hall (wheelchair accessible).
*This event is brought to you by Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and JFS of Greater Kansas City (Jewish Family Services), with additional support from Jewish Community Relations Bureau / AJC and the The J KC – Jewish Community Center.*
The following day JFS hosts a free Professional Training given by Gidi Zur, CEO of the
Kivunim Program in Israel.
Tuesday, February 26 from Noon-1:00 p.m.
Lunch is free and will be provided.
Jewish Family Services – Brookside East
425 East 63rd Street KC, MO
Sosland Meeting Room
Gidi Zur is Kivunim’s CEO and co-founder. A former teacher with an M.Ed in educational counseling, he has extensive experience working with youth at risk and developing programs for special needs youth. Mr. Zur served in the IDF as an officer in the paratroopers and is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. He was a founding staff member at Kishorit, the director of two post-high school/pre-army preparatory programs and a member of the Board of Directors of the House of Wheels.
Reserve your space at the training by contacting:
Debra Orbuch Grayson, M.S., LCMFT – JFS Clinical Manager
(Please let Debra know of any dietary restrictions.)