Differently Abled students learn at their own pace and in their own way. Together we create a ceremony that shows them at their very best!
"David's Amazing Musical Bar Mitzvah"
" It is very rare that people come into your lives for a reason, for a moment, for a period of moments, and touch them in a way that shifts them in a beautiful direction. I truly want you to recognize that for me, for David, you are one of those people. A diagnosis of autism as you know comes with a lot of having to un-plan the life you thought you had planned out so well… On David's Bar Mitzvah day, you enabled me to face him and his autism, head on and FEEL different. It may have been one of the few times I was truly in the moment with all his brilliance, and for that moment, whatever fear, grief, stories I have in my head, took a seat in another room. For David, he was above the moon that day…You did an amazing job. Most importantly, you made an amazing connection, you and David, David and God, all of us connecting because of you and what you put together. God was there that day. Here, there and everywhere…"
Hillary, mother, Clinical Social Worker
And during lessons...
"The last time we left your house Jonathan said "I love her, this is so much fun, I love coming here." He also read Hebrew to his Dad showing him what he can do!"
"People are amazed when I tell them how much Marissa loves her Bat Mitzvah lessons. Dafna is fun, engaging and playful which my daughter needs. Dafna is a great storyteller."
Alyse, mother, Speech and literacy teacher
"Your deep capacity for empathy allows you to connect and then empower each individual uniquely with meaningful learning and inner experiences that will last a lifetime! You have such a talent for honing in on what's ultimately important about this work. I so admire the layers of what you do!"
Cheryl Chitayat PsyD., mother, psychologist
"No matter who your child is,
Dafna finds a way in."
S. Robbins, educator and colleague