The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center, Inc.
25 Broadway, Suite 1700
New York, NY 10004 ,
Phone: 212-284-6936
[Voice and 711 TTY Relay Service], Email:

About Us

Yad HaChazakah-JDEC is a not-for-profit organization. We welcome your support and warmly acknowledge Bikkurim: An Incubator for New Jewish Ideas for providing the seed funding, technical assistance, and office space to launch and nurture us.

Led by and for Jews with disabilities and chronic health conditions, Yad HaChazakah-JDEC empowers people with disabilities to live, love, learn, work, worship and lead in Jewish communities by promoting changes in attitudes and community planning and by providing:

  • Personal Coaching and Mentoring
  • Peer Networking and Support
  • Advocacy and Resource Navigation
  • Topical Forums and Learning Opportunities
  • Public Awareness Campaigns

Yad HaChazakah-JDEC’s mission is driven by the spirit of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon’s (RAMBAM’s) highest level of tzedakah; to strengthen each other’s capacities to live with dignity and respect.

Serving Jews from all backgrounds and cultures, Yad HaChazakah-JDEC is governed and operated according to Orthodox precepts.

Yad HaChazakah-JDEC is supported by Bikkurim and your generous donations.

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