Jewish Journal


February 7, 2008

Special needs resources


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Special-Needs ResourcesHaMercaz, a project of Jewish Family Service and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, offers a central resource for Jewish families raising a special-needs child, connecting parents to support groups, programs and services. Phone (866) 287-8030 or e-mail Hamercaz@jfsla.org.

HaMercaz is a shared project of the following organizations, all of which offer services:

Jewish Family Service, www.jfsla.org.

Bureau of Jewish Education, www.bjela.org.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, www.jbbbsla.org.

Jewish Free Loan Association, www.jfla.org.

Jewish Vocational Service, www.jvsla.org.

The Etta Israel Center, www.etta.org.

The New JCC at Milken, www.jccatmilken.org.

Vista Del Mar-Julia Ann Singer School, www.vistadelmar.org.

The Miracle Project Judaica at Vista Del Mar provides bar and bat mitzvah instruction for children with special needs: www.themiracleproject.org

West Coast Chabad's Friendship Circle Program offers a variety of services for children and their families: www.chabad.com.

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