Specialized Jewish Life, Learning and Community

Giving youth and adults with disabilities access to meaningful Jewish experiences.

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Darkaynu in the Schools

Darkaynu in the Schools supports Jewish students with moderate to severe disabilities, or any other diagnosed challenges, who are unable to attend mainstream Jewish educational programming along-side typical peers after typical interventions have been attempted. Darkaynu in the Schools looks at the individual needs and strengths of each student to develop an individualized program so students can remain active participants in the school setting of their choosing. The goal of the program is to provide a rich and meaningful Jewish education for each student according to their own way of learning. Hence, DARKAYNU – Our Way.


Darkaynu - Informal Adult Education

Darkaynu for adults explores new ways to enhance lives of Jewish adults with disabilities in the Twin Cities through informal Jewish educational programs. We offer virtual evening classes during the school year where participants have many opportunities to take part in a wide variety of Jewish activities, while promoting Jewish pride through a positive connection to their community. Classes are often visited by national and international guests, and feature musicians and artists!


J-HAP Holiday Events

Darkaynu Holiday events is a monthly program geared towards adults with disabilities. In partnership with J-HAP (Cornerstone Creek), adults come together to socialize and celebrate Jewish lifecycle events through engaging and interactive activities. The events bring adults together to listen and learn through fun experiences and  Jewish music, and invite peers from mainstream adult programs to join! Participants are welcome to sing along to songs from Tefillah, popular Hebrew music, and Jewish camp songs. Participants gain educationally and stay connected to one another and to their jewish heritage through song and social interaction.


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