Resources for Jewish Day Schools

Resources for Jewish Day Schools
Jewish Day School students receive high quality, specialized services when needed.

Amassing the resources of nearly two dozen Jewish day schools and non-profit agencies, REACH is a program that addresses the challenge of educating children with educational disabilities, social and emotional problems, and health concerns.


REACH – Resources for Educational Achievement, Collaboration and Health – raises the capacity of Jewish day schools (pre-K through high school) by helping them to provide students with high-quality, specialized services that are administered, implemented and funded in a coordinated, strategic fashion.


REACH is a collaborative effort of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago, and is being administered by, along with Jewish Child & Family Services, Sinai, Associated Talmud Torahs and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education REACH was developed in response to a challenge by the Michael Reese Health Trust to create a sustainable and more comprehensive infrastructure for providing specialized services in the Jewish day schools. 


REACH services include: 

  • professional development for teachers and school staff
  • diagnostic testing
  • consultation services for schools and families
  • information and referrals
  • therapeutic services
  • differentiated curricula
  • health, nutrition and mental health services


These services are each adapted and administered to meet the varying needs, cultures, and ideologies of the day schools and the families they serve.


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REACH Slingshot Award



REACH is honored to be named one of 21 leading Jewish organizations in the Midwest, in the Midwest Edition of the Slingshot Guide 2014-2015.





Get Help

School Administrators: Contact Julie Gordon, Director of REACH, at 773.467.3772 to add or expand REACH services at your day school.


Parents: Contact your school administrator to request REACH services at your school.