Yachad will hold its third annual Bergen County breakfast reception on Sunday, October 25, from 9:15 to 11 a.m., at a private home in Teaneck.
Yachad, which is an Orthodox Union agency and the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities flagship program, provides unique social, educational, and recreational programs for people with learning, developmental, and physical disabilities. The agency’s goal is their clients’ inclusion in the total life of the Jewish community.
The breakfast will pay tribute to guests of honor Rabbi Michael and Bassie Taubes and their family. The Taubes family hosted the grand opening of New Jersey Yachad nearly 10 years ago. Bassie Taubes has run many half-marathons with Team Yachad. The Taubes’s son, Yosef, 20, is a Yachad member and an active participant in its activities.
The Community Inclusion award will be presented to Debbie Greenwald, director of the Art Place and host of the Ruth Ulevitch Lang Inclusive Art Program, which was dedicated by Linda and Mark Karasick. Lillian Lee, the owner of Lillian Lee Salon, will receive the Vocational Services award. Ms. Lee trains Yachad participants at her salon and helps women learn about self-care.
Helen and Manny Adler, Terri and Yitzi Karasick, Ravital and Avi Korn, and Esther and Jackie Schlanger are the event chairs. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, call (201) 833-1349 or go to www.yachad.org/njbreakfasts.