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Ben & Dorothy Spencer Special Needs Programs


The David Posnack Jewish Community Center offers special needs programming for children and young adults from the ages of 3-21.  We also offer seasonal camps, as well as recreational and social programs on select 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 ages 13 and up.

Activities offered include:
Arts & Crafts • Music • Indoor/Outdoor Fun • Dance • Social Discussion • Cooking 
Judaic Programs • Field Trips

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 & Dorothy Spencer Special Services Fund and Publix.

Camp Giborim

GIBORIM, 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
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 • 3 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 appropriate behaviors and social skills.

Camp activities include all that are offered at the JCC.  Participation is based on the age and ability of the
Activities include arts & 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. 
trips include bowling, movies, museums and boat rides.  In addition, the teen group participates
in a day trip to Orlando.