Janet Menashe is the Inclusion Specialist for the TASK (Treasuring, Accepting, & Supporting Kehillah) program. In this position, Janet serves 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.