By Matan Koch Jewish summer camp, when done right, is possibly the best tool that I have ever seen to help a young person with a disability learn to integrate into a larger group. I said as much over 4 years ago, when I wrote about my own meaningful Jewish camp experience as a person who uses a wheelchair. I remain as confident in this conviction as I ever was, and I am absolutely thrilled about the generous $12 million grant from The Harry … [Read more...] about Staff with Disabilities Help Camp Inclusion Soar
By Moshe Hecht
Personally, I’m a huge fan of all-you-can-eat buffets. Boundless, uninhibited intake of my favorite foods with no limits. I’m in! If only it would end with that same feeling of pleasure. But it usually ends with an overwhelming feeling of being full to capacity and the thought of “why did i eat so much - I can’t breathe!” Likewise, the same goes with every physical overindulgence in this world. At some point it can just become … [Read more...] about What are the Limits to a Giving Heart, and Wallet?
[From the Tzedaka’s Present Column]
“Jewish Values & the Ethical Now: A Conference in Celebration of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D” will test a new model for exploring such questions. Organized by the Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics, a project of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s Center for Jewish Ethics, the conference will take place on March 10-11 at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The gathering of academics, religious leaders … [Read more...] about Jewish Ethics Conference Gathers Academics, Rabbis and Communal Leaders to Explore Contemporary Questions in a Jewish Framework
In October of 2018, InterfaithFamily announced they were looking to form a pilot cohort for the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship, a first-of-its-kind two-year stipended fellowship. The Rukin Fellowship, which grew out of a strategic planning process the prior year, will provide rabbis with the tools, resources and experience to better serve interfaith couples in their local communities, thereby expanding InterfaithFamily’s national … [Read more...] about InterfaithFamily Announces First Cohort of Rukin Rabbinic Fellows
The Jewish Organizing Fellowship is a year-long paid community organizing Fellowship in Boston. It is a year of field experience and professional development for Jewish young adults (21-30) looking for the opportunity to turn good intention and raw talent into concrete skills and action. The Empower Fellowship is a track within the Jewish Organizing Fellowship for Jews who self-identify as people with disabilities, disabled, or … [Read more...] about Applications Open: Jewish Organizing Fellowship and Empower Fellowship