Briarcliff program lets kids with special needs thrive as part of shul community.
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Wearing kipot and prayer shawls, the students opened their siddurim and chanted the Ashrei prayer quietly but clearly, as their teacher and three teenage assistants guided them through a transliterated text. Then the students gently opened the small ark in their classroom, as one carried a Torah around the room, before they practiced the blessings for an aliyah, when they’re called to the Torah, sang a spirited version of “Oseh Shalom,” and covered their eyes to say the Shema.
Supporters of camp for children with special needs call board action corrupt.
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Seven and a half years after being forced to step down as the top executive of the Hebrew Academy for Special Needs (HASC) amid allegations of serious financial improprieties on his part, Bernard Moshe Kahn of Brooklyn is back — but not without a fight from some of the organization’s most dedicated staff and supporters.