By Elie Klein For more than a decade, the Jewish world has known February by a different name: Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). What began as a grassroots campaign spotlighting the importance of disability inclusion in Jewish spaces transformed into an influential international movement that promotes and inspires initiatives to make synagogues and community centers more accessible, programming that celebrates … [Read more...] about Heightened Humanity: JDAIM Reflections of Disability Volunteers
By Jonathan Mirvis The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Melton Centre for Jewish education will launch the Melton Fellows Program in the forthcoming academic year. This program will comprise two tracks: Jewish thought and its application to education; Social entrepreneurship in Jewish education. In this post we will focus on the social entrepreneurship track. The field of Jewish education is facing a number of existential … [Read more...] about Social Entrepreneurship in Jewish Education at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The clientele don’t come just for the food, but to support young people with disabilities as they work to learn a trade and be empowered to support themselves someday.
By Deborah Fineblum
(JNS) It only happens once a month, so you’ll want to mark your calendar well in advance. Because, like with other classy German Colony restaurants, you’re better off making a reservation if you don’t want to be left outside in the Jerusalem cold, … [Read more...] about Belly-Filling, Heart-Warming:
An Evening in Jerusalem’s Yachad Cafe
Tuesday night, more than 800 Russian-speaking Taglit-Birthright Israel participants, attended a festive mega event in Tel Aviv. The event, which was created through a collaboration of Taglit-Birthright Israel and the Genesis Philanthropy Group, was attended by donors and friends from worldwide Jewish communities and hundreds of Russian-speaking Taglit-Birthright Israel participants from 15 countries. … [Read more...] about Russian-speaking Taglit Participants Party in Tel Aviv
By Maayan Hoffman eJewishPhilanthropy.com On any given day, hundreds of volunteers put on plastic gloves, aprons and caps and for 90 minutes pack cereal, lentils, rice, beans and other dried legumes for Israel’s poorest families. “It’s the most important thing,” said U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who volunteered at Pantry Packers with his wife and the staff of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in December. “People cannot go … [Read more...] about Re-packaging Pantry Packers