Janet Menashe has been named the new Inclusion Specialist for the TASK (Treasuring, Accepting, & Supporting Kehillah) program. In this position, Janet will serve as an advocate on disability issues, including consultations, referrals, and guardianship—all designed to enhance participants’ autonomy and integration into the Jewish community.
Janet was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Institutional Management and Dietetics, and a minor in Business Administration.
Janet initially joined JFCS in April 2015 as a skills trainer with the Partners for Independence program, helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build the skills they need to become more independent. She has also been a member of the TASK Advisory Board since it was created and helped with Cedar Sinai Park’s Kehillah Housing project, which provides affordable housing for income-qualified adults with developmental disabilities. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Janet enjoys traveling, knitting, and reading.