From the very start, Keshet has grown alongside our participants, creating community where people of all abilities learn, play, work and live together. Today, Keshet continues to flourish, with over 75 programs in the Chicago area and Wisconsin, 3 residences, 200 dedicated staff and lay leaders, dozens of community and corporate partners, and thousands of engaged donors around the world.
People with disabilities receive services each year
School and camp peers, volunteers, family members, coworkers and friends impacted each year
Granted in scholarships in 2020
Increase in hours of recreation programs since 2019
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Check out all of our winter and spring recreation program offerings. There is definitely something for everyone!
At Keshet, our programs are designed to provide choice, giving adults with disabilities the same rights, freedom to make their own choices and deserve to have their voices heard just as anyone else. Adults at GADOL have recently joined advocacy groups, where they spend time learning what their rights are and how to express those rights. As a result, our adults have become more equipped to self-advocate and independently make their own choices, allowing them to spend their days exactly how they want to.
This past weekend, my friends and I made the trip up to Camp Chi and Perlstein Retreat Center for the Fall Shabbaton. The Shabbaton is a weekend away for adults within the Keshet community to participate in all kinds of fun activities, celebrate Shabbat and hang out with friends and staff. Although this is only my second time going, I look forward to the Shabbaton every year and this year’s was so much fun.