JVS launched a program July 18 to work with individuals referred from Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation that have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. JVS has worked with this population for many years, and now is designated as an Employment Services Plus (ES Plus) provider for those individuals on the spectrum. With ES Plus, JVS is able to go above and beyond the typical services already provided to individuals with a range of disabilities through its employment services department.
While Johnson County Community College will no longer offer Hebrew classes for credit, the community college will offer Hebrew through its continuing education program. “Hebrew, Learning to Read” (XPL 1039) will take place on Mondays and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for four weeks. There is a fee of $119 for the class and it begins Aug. 29.
After more than 40 years at 16th and Baltimore, JVS has moved to 4600 The Paseo. The agency began seeing clients at its new location — which most recently served as the headquarters for the Kansas City, Missouri, Public School Retirement System — on June 28.
SECOND ACT SINGLES — A new Jewish singles group for men and women in their 60s and 70, Second Act, has been formed. It is the brainchild of Linda Hyken, Jan Gratch, Vicki Mooney and Lois Rose Bernstein.
Last week, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the marketing of a bumper sticker that reads “ISIS Hunting Permit 2016” by Eric Greitens, a Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate. ADL characterized the campaign as “the worst kind of fear-mongering that undermines rather than advances America’s war against ISIS terrorists.”
THEATRE IN THE PARK PRESENTS BIBLICAL FAVE — The upbeat and colorful musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” rocks on to the Theatre in the Park stage tomorrow, Friday, July 15, for its seven-performance run!
When walking the halls of Village Shalom, one will typically encounter an abundance of smiles and sincere greetings from the retirement community’s staff and residents. Following a June 9-15 survey by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), one can now find an abundance of “0” signs — a tribute to the rare “zero deficiency” score the community received on its annual KDADS survey.