Community Awareness Events

Community Awareness Events


Community Awareness Events



Have you ever met someone with special needs and wondered how they feel? Wondered what is the right thing to say or do? These evenings will give people a better understanding of the challenges that many people with special needs face each and every day.




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Stamford Event

with Izzy Ezagui

Sunday, November 20, 7:00-8:30 PM

Stamford JCC: 1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford

This program is open to the community.

Izzy Ezagui is an American-born, one-armed squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces. He was injured in combat, losing his dominant arm but returned to the fight. Izzy speaks on topics of motivation, success, and overcoming obstacles.

*Sponsored in part by the JCC and JFS


Fairfield Event

with Daniel Tratt

Sunday, April 23, 7:30-8:30 PM

Chabad of Fairfield: 452 Brookside Drive, Fairfield

This program is open to the community.

An episode in college left Daniel with a Traumatic Brain Injury and paralyzed from the waist down. After rehab, Daniel returned to school to finish his degree and eventually completing his MBA. As a motivational speaker, Daniel discusses his challenges and overcoming adversity.


Westport Event

With Joseph Bensmihen

Sunday, January 22, 7:00-8:00 PM

Chabad of Westport

This program is open to the community

Joseph, who lives with cerebral palsy, was instrumental in changing laws for people with disabilities in his native Canada. He is a small business owner and an advocate for competitive employment of people with disabilities.

For all the above events, please email for more info or to RSVP