From Jewish Community Inclusion Expert Shelly Christensen comes a new guide to guide your congregation on an inclusive High Holidays experience. Learn what you can do to welcome people with disabilities and those who love them. You’ll discover ways to engage people in the beauty of high holiday worship, traditions and customs. The High Holiday
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Author: Shelly Christensen Originally posted on The Jewish Week, New York website. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Legacy bus has been touring across the United States for some months as part of the 25th anniversary celebration. The bus travels with important displays about the history of civil rights of people with disabilities in the U.S.
“All I ever wanted was to belong.” When I met Sharon, her life was devoid of the one thing she wanted more than anything. She wanted to belong to a synagogue, to her Jewish community. It took over 14 years to find a synagogue that would accept and accommodate her needs. Imagine being in Sharon’s shoes.
Originally Posted to The Jewish Weekly 01/29/2015 – 20:16 Shelly Christensen Ever gone on a long car trip with your children when one of them breaks the tedium of the road by piping up, “Are we there yet?” The adorableness of this tyke wears off after they have asked the question three or four times.
Jewish Leadership Institute on Disabilities and Inclusion: Let Go of the Old to Transform the Community Tonight the second cohort of the Jewish Leadership Institute on Disabilities and Inclusion (JLIDI) will convene at the Pearlstone Center near Baltimore MD for four days of intense study. They will be treated to compelling and insightful presentations by our