This past Sunday, September 9, over 100 guests participated in a splendid breakfast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Yussie Seif, hosted by the Seifs and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kramer on behalf of PTACH. The guests were honored to hear inspirational divrei Torah from Rabbi Yaakov Feitman, rav, Kehillas Bais Yehuda Tzvi, who underscored the importance of supporting and encouraging the wonderful work of PTACH.

PTACH’s mission is to provide the best possible Jewish and secular education to children who have been disenfranchised because of learning differences. Every child has a right to learn. Every child can succeed and should be provided with the opportunity within a regular mainstream setting.

To help realize this goal, PTACH has taken the initiative to establish special classes and resource centers in “center based” programs within regular yeshivas and Jewish day schools throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. PTACH utilizes these model programs as laboratories in the forefront of research and discovery on how children learn. These programs are then used as models for others to observe, study, and duplicate.

PTACH also works to promote public understanding of the diverse learning needs of children and to create opportunities and programs to give every child an equal opportunity to a Jewish education. This is accomplished by providing intensive training for regular classroom teachers and empowering them to understand and manage differences in learning. One size teaching does not fit all! PTACH has been the founders and innovators, in the forefront of Jewish special education for over 30 years!

After viewing the moving PTACH video, guests were then escorted through the “Seif Gardens” by Mr. Steve Addona who provided an informative talk on landscape design.

The children and families of PTACH are grateful to the Seif and Kramer families for hosting this event. For further information on PTACH, visit or call 718-854-8600.


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