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Executive Director

Yad HaChazakah-The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center Inc.
Phone: (646) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: s***@***.org
419 Lafayette Street 2Nd Floor
New York , New York 10003
United States


Employment History

  • Founding Director
  • Board Chair
    The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center Inc.
  • Founding Director
    The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center Inc.
  • Chief Executive Officer and Chair
    The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center Inc.
Web References
About Nishma, 14 April 2014 [cached]
Sharon Shapiro-Lacks Founder, Yad HaChazakah - The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center:
Sharon Shapiro-Lacks, ..., 25 Oct 2012 [cached]
Sharon Shapiro-Lacks, Founding Executive Director
Mrs. Sharon Shapiro-Lacks founded Yad HaChazakah-JDEC in 2006 with the support of ten other board members. A woman who typically zips around by motorized wheelchair, Mrs. Shapiro-Lacks envisions Jewish communities where people with obvious or hidden disabilities are sought and valued for the strengths they bring. In her vision, leaders and community members will want to improve physical, communication, and attitudinal access to shuls, yeshivas, batei midrash, workplaces, shops, and family life - not only for the benefit to specific individuals, but also for the enrichment of entire communities.
Mrs. Shapiro-Lacks has worked in the disability policy and human services arenas for nearly 25 years, spending most of her tenure in executive and management positions. As Executive Director, she is a nonvoting member of the board of directors.
And so they approached Mrs. Sharon ..., 25 July 2012 [cached]
And so they approached Mrs. Sharon Shapiro-Lacks, Executive Director of Yad HaChazakah-JDEC. Led by Jews with disabilities, Yad HaChazakah-JDEC promotes access to Jewish community life for people with hidden or obvious disabilities, or ongoing conditions. The organization does this by providing, guidance, resource information, advocacy, and other kinds of support.
Mrs. Shapiro-Lacks and Mrs. Landau wrote to Michael Rothschild of the CCHF, urging the organization to provide captioning program again this year.
Mrs. Shapiro-Lacks writes, "We applaud CCHF for captioning their videos.
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