Children & Teens

Special Needs, Best Buddies, and Adaptive Bikes

Special Needs, Best Buddies, and Adaptive Bikes

Opening Doors and Enriching Lives for Children and Teens


Click here to review classes and programs for individuals with special needs...



The mission of Kehillah, the JCC Special Needs Program (Kehillah means "community"), is to provide quality recreational and enrichment programs for children and adults with special needs. We are committed to fostering a fun and welcoming environment where participants develop skills and independence, build self esteem and cultivate meaningful relationships.

Kids Kehillah participants are ages 4-13. Teen and Young Adult Kehillah participants are ages 14-26, however, we will work with you to choose the appropriate classes based on developmental level to ensure a good experience for all participants. Many of the social and community events appeal to young adult participants of a wider age range.

Contact: Linda LaPointe, Kehillah Coordinator

Best Buddies



Best Buddies is a non-profit global organization that creates opportunities for one to one friendships for people with social, intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Best Buddies...
Contact: Linda LaPointe, Kehillah Coordinator

Project RIDE Adaptive Bikes



Project RIDE stands for Recreation, Dependence, Independent and Equipment. Project RIDE provides special needs children and young adults with modified tricycles and information about adaptive sports programs in Western Massachusetts. It is a program of the Springfield Jewish Community Center. Our emphasis is on the importance of recreational activities for special needs children and their families.

Learn more about Project RIDE...
Contact: Jackie Tyler, Coordinator of Project RIDE



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Children & Teens

Special Needs, Best Buddies, and Adaptive Bikes

Special Needs, Best Buddies, and Adaptive Bikes

Opening Doors and Enriching Lives for Children and Teens


Click here to review classes and programs for individuals with special needs...



The mission of Kehillah, the JCC Special Needs Program (Kehillah means "community"), is to provide quality recreational and enrichment programs for children and adults with special needs. We are committed to fostering a fun and welcoming environment where participants develop skills and independence, build self esteem and cultivate meaningful relationships.

Kids Kehillah participants are ages 4-13. Teen and Young Adult Kehillah participants are ages 14-26, however, we will work with you to choose the appropriate classes based on developmental level to ensure a good experience for all participants. Many of the social and community events appeal to young adult participants of a wider age range.

Contact: Linda LaPointe, Kehillah Coordinator

Best Buddies



Best Buddies is a non-profit global organization that creates opportunities for one to one friendships for people with social, intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Best Buddies...
Contact: Linda LaPointe, Kehillah Coordinator

Project RIDE Adaptive Bikes



Project RIDE stands for Recreation, Dependence, Independent and Equipment. Project RIDE provides special needs children and young adults with modified tricycles and information about adaptive sports programs in Western Massachusetts. It is a program of the Springfield Jewish Community Center. Our emphasis is on the importance of recreational activities for special needs children and their families.

Learn more about Project RIDE...
Contact: Jackie Tyler, Coordinator of Project RIDE