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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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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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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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The Jewish Week

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Can autism awareness and autism recovery coexist?

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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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Great ideas for an accessible seder.

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Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: #JDAMblogs - Recognizing Invisible Disabilities

Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: #JDAMblogs - Recognizing Invisible Disabilities | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
—-> Jewish Special Needs Education: Recognizing Invisible Disabilities http://t.co/vtQifmoaD0 #iechat #teaminclusion #invisibledisabilities
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On Disability Issues, Let's Move from Intention to Action | Reform Judaism

On Disability Issues, Let's Move from Intention to Action | Reform Judaism | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
In Judaism, intention (kavanah) is most often discussed in relation to prayer.
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Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the St...

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Lisa Friedman's insight: We do not "do" inclusion "for" people with disabilities. Rather, it is incumbent upon us to figure out how all the things we do can be inclusive.
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The Joy in Special Needs | Jews and Special Needs | Jewish Journal

The Joy in Special Needs | Jews and Special Needs | Jewish Journal | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but funding is an advocate's best friend. Holy Challenges. The recent RAVSAK/PARDES national day school conference included special education, but day schools need.
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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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The Jewish Week

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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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Speaking for themselves | Opinion

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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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Including A Loved One with a Visual Impairment at Your Seder - The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

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Including A Loved One with a Visual Impairment at Your Seder
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Will the tent open wider for Jews with disabilities? - The Times of Israel

Will the tent open wider for Jews with disabilities? - The Times of Israel | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
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Will the tent open wider for Jews with disabilities?
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NEW YORK (JTA) — In the coming months, six young Jews with disabilities will start paid internships at major Jewish federations through a pilot program.
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A Special Worship Service for Jews with Disabilities and Their ...

A Special Worship Service for Jews with Disabilities and Their ... | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
Visit www.shireinu.rodephsholom.org to learn more about Shireinu (Our Songs), Special Needs Worship Services, which provides families and children the opportunity to worship together in an accessible, interactive, and sensitive environment for four...
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Op-Ed: A Jewish approach to the 'differently abled' - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Op-Ed: A Jewish approach to the 'differently abled' - Jewish Telegraphic Agency | Jewish Disability Awareness and Education | Scoop.it
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Op-Ed: A Jewish approach to the 'differently abled'
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ROCKVILLE, Md. (JTA) — Increasing numbers of Jewish institutions are starting to pay attention to the disabled in our midst.
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