People with Disabilities | Events and Social Engagement Opportunities | Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

Socialization Group Activities

Socializing adds richness to life

Too often, individuals with disabilities are isolated—whether because of physical, intellectual or emotional reasons. But socializing, being part of a group, and making friends adds a rich dimension to our lives, and having a disability shouldn’t preclude anyone from enjoying a social life. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia provides inclusive educational, cultural and recreational programs that are designed to reduce isolation and enhance social thinking and social skills in real-life settings.

Providing Social Skills and Fun Outings

Teen Network (ages 14-19): allows members to enhance and practice skills needed to confidently build connections with others. The group includes social skills workshops followed by cultural and educational trips where participants can incorporate what they’ve learned while having a fun, social experience.

The Network (ages 19-65): offers cultural and educational group outings, events, and celebrations.  The Network also  provides educational workshops that focus on the enhancement of life skills and healthy living.

In-Joy, Inclusive Jewish Occasions Year-Round (adults):  provides inclusive community holiday celebrations for adults with disabilities and their families and friends throughout the year.

Helping Heroes (adults): a program that takes place at The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS, which focuses on enhancing life skills and healthy living. Our Helping Heroes, adults living with disabilities, come together weekly to help those in need in our community. They make soups, casseroles and other dishes, sorting for Our Closet — Powered by JFCS, a clothing assistance program, and helping to stock shelves in the Mitzvah Food Pantry.

Baking a Difference (adults):  participants learn to prepare dough, braid, and bake challah while having fun and helping others who struggle with food insecurity.


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