A History of Caring

2017: David Liebowitz


The Jewish Board’s rich history is woven from countless lives. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we’re sharing stories of the people we might have served over the decades through our myriad predecessor organizations. We hope that glimpses of these imagined lives — which have been inspired by original historical research — will give you a vivid snapshot of what 150 years of caring for New Yorkers was like.

Services for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

David was born into a close Orthodox Jewish family in Borough Park. David had Down syndrome, and his intellectual and physical limitations were profound. When his parents became too infirm to care for him, they began searching for solutions. Through outreach at their local shul, they were introduced to Mishkon. David settled in as a group home resident quickly, just blocks from his family home. Mishkon offered David not only daily care but also life skills, occupational therapy, and social enrichment — all while honoring Jewish religious law.

Join us in looking back at those we served and meet more of the New Yorkers we supported in the last 150 years.

Celebrating 150 Years of Care

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