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Welcoming special-needs families at Vista Del Mar

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/welcoming_special_needs_families_at_vista_del_mar

Six years ago, when Rabbi Jackie Redner was hired as a full-time rabbi at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services center, she decided to visit the kids in the Nes Gadol program first. Nes Gadol is designed to prepare children with autism for their bar and bat mitzvahs — they learn about Jewish history and religious practice and write speeches about their relationship to Judaism and faith.

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