Under Age 18

The JCC is dedicated to providing continued support for the integration of children, youth & teens with special needs into all of our JCC Departmental programs. The Inclusion Director will work with family members to create a successful experience.

Please Note: It is important to indicate your child may require an accommodation, in the corresponding box on the registration form for each program you register. Anita Lewis, Inclusion Director, will then contact you prior to the program beginning.

Individual Support may also be available for children so that they may fully participate in the following programs:

Early Childhood Center

  • Camp Olami
  • Specialty Camps
  • School's Out Programs
  • Habonim
  • Recreational, Educational, and Cultural Programs

Special Programs

YOUTH DARKAYNU FOR GRADES K-12

Youth Darkaynu will reach out to Jewish students with autism, or any other diagnosed disabilities, who are unable to attend mainstream Jewish educational programming after all possible interventions have been attempted. Students will spend one hour in Judaic Studies and one hour engaging in social and recreational activities. A multisensory approach will be used to help all students learn and gain a feeling of connection to each other and to being Jewish.

All classes are held at the Sabes JCC
Sundays 10 am - 12 pm
Click here for Youth Darkaynu 2016/17 Calendar (PDF)

Fee: $425 for one year, scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, please call the Sha'arim office at 952.303.5276.

NEW!!! TRANSITION DARKAYNU FOR AGES 17-22

All classes are held at the Sabes JCC
Sundays 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Click here for Transition Darkaynu 2015/16 Calendar (PDF)

Fee: $250 for one year, scholarships are available.

THE JCC FIREFLIES FOR AGES 8-ADULT

The JCC The Fireflies are an assisted Special Olympics team.

FALL: Bowling

Wednesdays
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28
October 3, 12, 19, 26
Nov. 2

Please contact: Davin Martinson at dbmartin@umn.edu or 651.734.8626 or Rena Kirchmaier at Rena@totallivingcommitment.com or 952.200.2929

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