Recreation and leisure activities are critical dimensions of the quality of life for all people. They serve as a vehicle to have fun, meet new friends and develop skills. Enrolling in a recreational activity can be beneficial in teaching critical life-long socialization skills.

There are many ways to enjoy your community, including: volunteering, joining a group focused on activities you enjoy, taking a class, learning a new hobby or joining a gym or fitness center.

“Just as no two faces are alike, so are no two minds alike.”

B. Barakhot 58a


The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) Blonder Family Department for Special Needs and their Inclusion Program provide appropriate social and recreational programs for children, teens and adults with disabilities. Their programs, led by a team of dedicated, highly trained professionals foster independence, ignite interests, build self-esteem and allow participants to experience the richness of community while making new and lasting friendships. Whenever possible, the MJCCA encourages the integration of participants into JCC classes, camps, after-school programs, groups and events. Inclusion in these programs helps these very special members develop a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish community.

Friendship Circle of Atlanta also has social and recreational programs for adults with disabilities. They host a monthly Cooking Club, a monthly Jewish Experiential Learning Program and more.