Social Opportunities

Yad B’ Yad 

Adults with disabilities often feel isolated from their community or have difficulty building friendships, even when they live independently or with minimal support. Yad B' Yad is a volunteer program that brings together Jewish young adults, ages 18-35, with developmental disabilities or learning disabilities, and Jewish young adult volunteers, in social settings. Together, these pairings take part in monthly social, cultural and religious activities and events. And they form lasting relationships that benefit both the participants and the volunteers.  


Yad B’ Yad is a partnership of the Northwestern Fiedler Hillel and JCFS. 


Hevra is a social program for Jewish adults with developmental or learning disabilities ages 35-60. During a time in life when fewer social opportunities exist for adults with disabilities, this program, like Yad B'Yad, assists adults in making friendships and connections through monthly outings and activities.

Get Involved

If you are interested in attending monthly events or volunteering, contact Meredith Sices, LCSW at 773.765.3157  or email