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Chapel Haven is celebrating 50 years
of excellence in the field!

Join us in celebrating:

50th Anniversary Gala & Bash

Friday September 30,2022

On behalf of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center you are cordially invited to join us for our 50th Anniversary Gala and your adult is cordially invited to join our 50th Anniversary Bash!

Evening Schedule:

  • 4:00 pm – On-campus family photographs for all ticket-holders
  • 5:30 pm – Transportation for our CHSC adults from the CHSC campus to the JCC departs every 15 minutes; CHSC Gala for families begins with cocktails at the New Haven Lawn Club
  • 6:00 pm – CHSC Bash for adults begins
  • 9:00 pm – Both dinners conclude; everyone is invited back to the CHSC campus
  • 9:30 pm – The After Party kicks off with live music from The Speakers, a talented group of musicians who each have their own learning challenges
  • 10:30 pm – The evening concludes


Please use these registration links to register:


You, your family, friends, and our adults are invited to join us on the CHSC campus at 4:00pm for family photographs. Professional photographers will be on-hand to capture everyone in their finest attire.

Then, at 5:15 pm families travel to the New Haven Lawn Club and at 5:30 pm adults travel to the JCC for two separate celebratory dinners.

Our adults will take buses to the JCC for an exclusive client-only seated dinner complete with mocktail bar, live entertainment, and dancing. There will be staggered bus departures until 6:00pm.

At the same time, our parents and families will enjoy cocktails and a seated dinner at the New Haven Lawn Club where we will discuss CHSC’s evolutExit Visual Builderion through the years and our exciting plans for the future.

Both dinners will conclude at 9:00 pm when we all come back together on-campus for an After Party with live music from current REACH student Jordan Levy’s band, The Speakers, a talented group of musicians who each have their own learning challenges.

Your adult’s ticket includes the family photo op at 4:00 pm, dinner at the JCC, and the After Party back at the CHSC campus.

Your and the family tickets include the family photo op at 4:00 pm, cocktails and dinner at the New Haven Lawn Club, and the After Party back at the CHSC campus.


COVID Vaccination Status:

We are still under a mandate that all who join activities be fully vaccinated or, for this event, test negative for COVID. You can expedite entry to our festivities by emailing your COVID card to Alternatively, you may bring your vaccination card when you join us. We understand situations where an on-site test will be necessary, such as a lost card or not yet vaccinated. In those cases, on-site testing will be available and necessary. Please respect this directive as it is for the safety of us all.

Additionally, at this time masks will be required inside CHSC buildings and we will follow mask mandates set by the New Haven Lawn Club or Jewish Community Center (JCC) of New Haven.


For questions or more information, please email Kenyatta Simms at

Questions? Contact us at:

Building Family Connections

50th Anniversary Family Connections

CHSC is launching a new series of Family Connections Events. The goal is to bring families together within geographical areas to build connections and friendship amongst our CHSC families.

These are opportunities to meet CHSC President Michael Storz, who will provide an update on the “State of CHSC”, as well as many other members of CHSC program staff.

These events are being generously hosted by local families in their homes or other venues of their choosing. Currently, Family Connections Events are being planned in the following areas:

  • Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York

  • Northern & Eastern Connecticut

  • New York City

  • New Jersey

  • Pennsylvania

  • Massachusetts

If you are interested in attending or hosting a Family Connections event in your area, please contact Diane Kwong-Shah at

Come build Family Connections with other CHSC families and CHSC staff!!!