Adults with Disabilities 

The Jeremiah Society and the Cohen Fund of Jewish Federation serve our Jewish adults with disabilities, age 18+, and provide opportunities to celebrate Jewish life and culture with each other and with our community.

These programs are made possible by your contribution to Jewish Federation, and by warm partnership with rabbis, cantors, educators, and other volunteers from our community.

To get involved as a participant or volunteer, call 949.435.3484 ext 346 or email Kathleen Mellon at


Jeremiah Society

Jeremiah Society monthly gatherings are a space for social connection, learning, sharing, music, and recreation. Created in 1985 by Rabbi Moshe Engel, Rabbi Robert “Jeremiah” Bergman (z”l), and Rose Lacher, a distinguished community leader and mother of Amy (z”l) who had developmental disabilities, Jeremiah Society became part of Jewish Federation in 2017.


The Cohen Fund

The Cohen Fund, founded in 2014, supports Jewish holiday celebrations and cultural programs, at home and in the community, for residents of Mandel House and Horwitz Family House, the Jewish residential homes for adults with developmental disabilities established by Jewish Federation in 2014 and 2017.


Residence Inquiry

If you have a loved one who is interested in residence at Mandel House or Horwitz Family House, please contact the Regional Center of Orange County or Momentum Innovative Disability Services, the licensed operator of the homes.