Yachad is a non-profit organization that addresses the needs of people with disabilities and through events and shabbatonim, helps each person feel included. Their motto is “Because everyone belongs” and they stress that no matter who you are, what you look like, or what you’re going through, everyone has a place where they truly CAN belong.
The Cohen family has been involved with Yachad for many years through shabatonim, on high school board, three half-marathons, and countless events. To find such an amazing organization to which we can dedicate our time is exceptional; to do so as a family is extraordinary.
Just as each person is unique, so are our connections to Yachad:
My first exposure to Yachad was as an advisor on shabatonim while I was a university student. It was a rewarding way to spend a few weekends a year; little did I know that it would turn into a way for me to connect with my children.
This will B”EH be the third half-marathon I will be running with my children, and I can’t think of a better organization to be doing it with.
My involvement with Yachad started in my freshman year of high school, and has only grown since! After being an active participant in both events and as a member of the high school board, I have been able to continue my involvement in Israel as an advisor on shabbatonim, and an active member of the leadership committee.
Baruch Hashem this will be my fourth consecutive year running with Team Yachad, and I can't wait to do it with my family! Thank you so much for your support!
I have been involved with this organization for around three years and can proudly say that it has taken over my life. I was on the high school board my sophomore year and now have the pleasure to be the first Junior president of Chicago Yachad. This organization has changed my life and I couldn’t thank Yachad enough for helping my high school experience be more meaningful and more exciting then it would have been.
Thank you so much in advance for helping me reach my goal!!
I started getting involved with junior yachad in seventh grade. My siblings inspired me to start and it's really made an impression. I continued to do junior yachad through the rest of middle school, and now do it as a freshman in high school. I haven’t been involved in the organization for a long time, and yet it has taught me so much and made me a better person. Yachad has an amazing goal in this world and I hope to help be a part of it. This will be my first year running with yachad and IY”H, with your support, I will be running with my father and two of my siblings.