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.
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.
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.
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!"
The Times of Israel Will the tent open wider for Jews with disabilities? The Times of Israel NEW YORK (JTA) — In the coming months, six young Jews with disabilities will start paid internships at major Jewish federations through a pilot program.
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...
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Op-Ed: A Jewish approach to the 'differently abled' Jewish Telegraphic Agency ROCKVILLE, Md. (JTA) — Increasing numbers of Jewish institutions are starting to pay attention to the disabled in our midst.