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TA: First sign language megila reading takes place

TA: First sign language megila reading takes place | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Over 600 people turn up to the Tel Aviv International Synagogue for the unique reading of the Book of Esther.

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Holding My Father’s Machzor

Holding My Father’s Machzor | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
My recollections of childhood High Holidays in Brooklyn are suffused with images of my parents’ cerebral palsy disability, and how that impacted our celebration of the New Year. Although I attended...
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Starting the School Year on the Right Foot

Starting the School Year on the Right Foot | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Written by Orlee Krass, Matan's Director of Education As another new school year gets underway, we can commit ourselves to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to grow and achieve. Here ...
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Say Yes - Ruderman Family Foundation

The single most powerful secret to creating an inclusive congregation is say yes. An honest conversation builds trust and creates a welcoming environment.
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Inclusion is part of who we are, it's not just something we do!

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Who’s Your Aaron? Finding a Community of Support - URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy

Who’s Your Aaron? Finding a Community of Support - URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Who’s Your Aaron? Finding a Community of Support By Lisa Friedman, Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough, New Jersey Last week I had the good …
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From the moment that I arrived at Sci-Tech it was clear to me that it was an inclusive space, attracting campers with a wide range of intellectual, emotional and social abilities.

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Like Moses and Aaron: How One Confirmation Class is Modeling Inclusion | Reform Judaism

Like Moses and Aaron: How One Confirmation Class is Modeling Inclusion | Reform Judaism | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Working with teens is a highlight of my work as a Jewish educator. This year, our confirmation class served as a powerful example of our community’s commitment to inclusion.
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A wonderful example of what is truly possible in the Jewish world. 

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Reform Judaism Magazine - Action: Welcoming People With Disabilities

Reform Judaism Magazine - Action: Welcoming People With Disabilities | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
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Proud to be included in this comprehensive article!

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“You Shall Be Holy”–Parshat Kedoshim and Disability Rights | Fresh Updates from RAC

“You Shall Be Holy”–Parshat Kedoshim and Disability Rights | Fresh Updates from RAC | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
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The Perfect Way My Daughter Described Her Friend Who Uses a Wheelchair

This year, at our first night’s seder, my 11-year-old daughter declared her desire to find the afikomen. You see, she informed me, this would be her only
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And just like that I was clearly reminded of the importance and power of teaching our children to be accepting of disabilities.

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Kids With Autism at a Synagogue on Purim? Not a Prayer, Right?

Kids With Autism at a Synagogue on Purim? Not a Prayer, Right? | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Families with kids aged 2 to 20-something were encouraged by the rabbis to walk around when they needed to, bring their snacks back to their seats, dance to the music or do none of the above if they didn't want to. What didn't I hear? The words "SSSHHHHH!" or "Sit down!"
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Memories For Everyone

I believe the inclusion of Jews with disabilities – at camp and everywhere else – is essential to boosting Jewish continuity. - See more at: http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/memories-for-everyone/?utm_source=Mon+Apr+7&utm_campaign=Mon+Apr+7&utm_medium=email#sthash.YTXKgQ16.GHbVSRD1.dpuf
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I believe the inclusion of Jews with disabilities – at camp and everywhere else – is essential to boosting Jewish continuity. - See more at: http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/memories-for-everyone/?utm_source=Mon+Apr+7&utm_campaign=Mon+Apr+7&utm_medium=email#sthash.YTXKgQ16.GHbVSRD1.dpufI believe the inclusion of Jews with disabilities – at camp and everywhere else – is essential to boosting Jewish continuity. - See more at: http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/memories-for-everyone/?utm_source=Mon+Apr+7&utm_campaign=Mon+Apr+7&utm_medium=email#sthash.YTXKgQ16.GHbVSRD1.dpufI believe the inclusion of Jews with disabilities – at camp and everywhere else – is essential to boosting Jewish continuity. - See more at: http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/memories-for-everyone/?utm_source=Mon+Apr+7&utm_campaign=Mon+Apr+7&utm_medium=email#sthash.YTXKgQ16.GHbVSRD1.dpufI believe the inclusion of Jews with disabilities – at camp and everywhere else – is essential to boosting Jewish continuity. - See more at: http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/memories-for-everyone/?utm_source=Mon+Apr+7&utm_campaign=Mon+Apr+7&utm_medium=email#sthash.YTXKgQ16.GHbVSRD1.dpuf
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Jewish teen brings sports passion to special-needs kids

Jewish teen brings sports passion to special-needs kids | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
While sharing his love of baseball with his autistic brother, Tyler Barbee also saw a way to build community
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Building Trust in a Classroom

Building Trust in a Classroom | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
How can we build this kind of trust in our classrooms? Rarely use the word “wrong” Students need to know that you won’t press a buzzer every time they make a comment or ask a question, no matter wh...
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Why I Send My Son With Autism to Jewish Summer Camp | Reform Judaism

Why I Send My Son With Autism to Jewish Summer Camp | Reform Judaism | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Life has been relatively calm the last few days. A major reason for that is that Ted - my son, who has autism - is off at camp for 3 ½ weeks.
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Union County Congregations receive grants to enhance services for people with disabilities

Union County Congregations receive grants to enhance services for people with disabilities | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Three Union County congregations have been awarded MetroWest ABLE Synagogue Challenge Grants that will be used for building enhancements, programs, and/or enhanced services for people with disabilities and their families, allowing them greater accessibility to the synagogue community.
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Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Teaching Diversity AND Inclusion – The Egg Activity

Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Teaching Diversity AND Inclusion – The Egg Activity | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
NEW via Jewish Special Needs Education: Teaching Diversity AND Inclusion – The Egg Activity http://t.co/gUDm65I0yl #jedchat #eggactivity
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Simple activity for any age.

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Affording Inclusion

Affording Inclusion | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
By:  Lisa Friedman The question we should ask is, “How can we NOT afford inclusion?” Given all the research, all the discussions, all the evidence; how can any Jewish institution afford to turn awa...
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The most significant barrier to inclusion is attitude; and changing attitudes is free.

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Ruderman Family Foundation Partners With Chabad For Inclusion

Ruderman Family Foundation Partners With Chabad For Inclusion | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
The Ruderman Family Foundation and Chabad-Lubavitch have formed a partnership for inclusion for people with disabilities within the Jewish community.  The partnership, explained Mr. Jay Ruderman, President of the Foundation, will help make it possible for people with disabilities to participate in mainstream religious programs, services and social events. The Foundation has been investing in various related initiatives with the hopes of changing conventional thinking that, notwithstanding all the goodwill towards them, leaves people with disabilities often isolated.  
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Why Talk about Disability Rights on Passover? | Fresh Updates from RAC

Why Talk about Disability Rights on Passover? | Fresh Updates from RAC | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
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Sunflower Interview

Sunflower Interview | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Sunflower Bakery was a recipient of the 2013 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion. Below is part one of an interview conducted with the founders, Sara Portman Milner and Laurie Wexler, where they discuss wh...
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