TASK—Treasuring, Accepting, & Supporting Kehillah (Community)—is your Jewish connection to disability awareness, providing culturally competent expertise and guidance to individuals and families about disabilities issues spanning the life cycle. This often overlooked guidance includes parent support groups for opportunities to connect and network, workshops at local schools and synagogues to inform teachers and religious leaders about promoting acceptance and inclusion of Jewish children and adults with disabilities, and other comfortable forums for students, families, and congregants to learn and share.

TASK helps individuals experiencing disabilities and their families in many ways, including:

  • providing family and individual consultations on disabilities and available resources;
  • hosting trainings on critical topics—child development, communication, guardianship, conservatorship, job support, government benefits, and teaching children with special needs;
  • assisting TASK youth, adults, and their families in planning for transitions;
  • engaging TASK adults in our popular social-recreational group (Tikvah);
  • teaching people with disabilities how to advocate for themselves;
  • offering an array of community information and referrals as the co-founder of the Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon.

For more information, or to receive a printed copy of the bi-monthly TASK newsletter,
please contact Janet Menashe, Disabilities Inclusion Specialist,
by email or by phone at 503-226-7079, ext. 122