Ben & Dorothy Spencer Special Needs Programs


Special Needs Programs • For Ages 3-21

The David Posnack Jewish Community Center offers special needs programming for children and young adults from the ages of 3 to 21. We also offer seasonal camps, as well as recreational and social programs on selected Sundays throughout the year.



Sunday Socials

Recreational, social programs for special needs children, teens and young adults are scheduled throughout the school year. 
Club Sameah is for children between the ages of 6 and 12. 
Yom Rishon
is for teens and
adults 13 years and over.

Activities offered include:  Arts & crafts  • Music • Indoor/outdoor fun • Dance • Social discussion • Cooking • Judaic programs • Field trips

Date Activity Time
September 14 Karate at the J 1:30-4:30 p.m.
October 12 Yoga at the J 1:30-4:30 p.m.
November 9 Field Day Races 1:30-4:30 p.m.
December 14 Holiday Party 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost is $12 per session.  Space is limited.
For more information about our Sunday Socials, please call 954-434-0499, ext. 378 or email

These programs are funded by grants from the Jewish Community Foundation of the United Jewish Community of Broward County, the Ben and Dorothy Spencer Special Services Fund and Publix.

Camp Giborim

clientuploads/GIBORIM_SpecialNeeds/Photos/DSC01703.JPGGIBORIM, meaning "Heroes" in Hebrew, is a special needs camp serving over 100 children and young adults from the ages of 3 to 21 with autism, learning disabilities, intellectual, emotional and physical handicaps, developmental and language delays.  We offer a traditional camp environment filled with innovative activities and creative surroundings.  GIBORIM's staff consists of a director, assistant director, teacher assistants, senior counselors, junior counselors, C.I.T.'s and volunteers.  The staff is dedicated, mature and educated about children with special needs.  All staff is required to undergo an FBI background clearance.




  • Create a climate of acceptance
  • Explore through hands-on activities
  • Focus on abilities and possibilities
  • Provide opportunities to grow

For more information and registration, please contact Scott Dermer at 954-217-0066 or email


Each of the seven GIBORIM groups has their own room, which is used for many group and individual activities.  In addition, the JCC facilities are available to GIBORIM all summer long including: two gymnasiums, playground, computer lab, softball fields, auditorium and three pools.


GIBORIM offers a limited number of campers the opportunity to be included with the "general camp population."  The goal is to provide an optimal camp experience to practice apporpriate behaviors and social skills.

Camp activities include all that are offered at the JCC.  Participation is based on the age and ability of the campers.  Activities include arts and crafts, music, sports, swimming, mini-golf, karate and science.

Field Trips
Twice a week children ages 5 and up travel on age-appropriate field trips that are rewarding to the campers.  Favorite trips include bowling, movies, museums and boat rides.  In addition, the Teen group participates in a day trip to Orlando.