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Cheers Block Party fundraiser for Kehillah (special needs) programming

The Kehillah (Special Needs) Department at the Springfield Jewish Community Center held its CHEERS Block Party on Sunday, September 26, for hundreds of guests! The event, a celebration of the growth of one of the area’s leading adaptive and inclusive programs, featured a wide variety of food trucks, a DJ, games, and activities for all ages and ability levels. 

In 2018, the CHEERS event engaged more than 270 people, and the JCC raised more than $20,000 so that people of all ages and ability levels can enjoy activities like the J’s fully inclusive summer camp, adaptive aquatics lessons and more. In 2021, we raised nearly $80,000!

About the Kehillah Program:

Kehillah means “community” in Hebrew. The mission of Kehillah, the Special Needs Department of the Springfield JCC, is to provide quality recreational, social, and enrichment programs for children, teens, and adults with special needs. Kehillah’s goal is to create a feeling of community at the J, while fostering a fun and welcoming environment for individuals of all abilities. All Kehillah programs provide a supervised, safe, and nurturing inclusive environment for participants to enjoy themselves, build self-esteem, increase independence, experience new places and things, improve social skills, and cultivate meaningful relationships.

Springfield Jewish Community Center CHEERS Block Party returns Sunday, September 26th