Marilyn and Sheldon David IVDU Boys Upper School

Marilyn and Sheldon David IVDU Boys Upper School

Marilyn and Sheldon David IVDU Boys Upper School

At Yachad, we believe that belonging is not a privilege; it's a fundamental right. For over 40 years, we've been tirelessly working to ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities, has a place to call home within and beyond the greater Jewish community. Our mission is clear: to empower individuals with disabilities through employment, education, and the power of meaningful relationships.


While Israel continues to pull at our heartstrings, our hearts are warmed by watching our participants flourish at Yachad, and they continue to need our support. Yachad is the bridge to unity, the architects of belonging, and the champions of inclusivity. Join us on this journey to make a real impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Help our boys make their dreams come true!


IVDU is not your typical school. Our students focus on much more than just academic growth. The students of IVDU Upper Schools participate in a Jewishly inspiring environment where they engage in career training and a yearly internship, life skills instruction, and a social/emotional skills course, in addition to learning more standardized studies like English, science, social studies, math, and Judaic studies. On an average day, an IVDU student may use critical thinking skills to conduct an experiment in STEM, write an essay sharing an opinion with evidence to back up all points, collaboratively play a game of basketball, and creatively demonstrate a specific emotional regulation skill to the class. Our students also learn what it means to be active and contributing members of the Jewish community through learning, discussion, reflection, and practice.


Our IVDU students inspire us with their motivation, dedication, and sheer will to succeed. We are asking you to support our students by letting them know that you’re impressed by them too, that you support their efforts, and that you see their tenacity in achieving their goals. We ask you to support our fundraising efforts and to let these teens know by including a comment on the donation page that you’re proud of them and that you believe they can do it. A donation of any amount, along with a supportive and encouraging message, will really emphasize your commitment and support to our teens.


On behalf of the Marilyn and Sheldon David IVDU Upper School students, we thank you for your support… and we’ll see you at the finish line!



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Original goal: $100,000New Bonus goal: $160,000
Campaign funding is over.
Thank you for all your help.