By Edmund Case Two important studies this summer noted the relatively lower Jewish engagement of interfaith couples. Instead of criticizing them or discouraging interfaith marriage, the Cohen Center recommended “strategies to introduce intermarried families to Jewish settings a … [Read more...] about This New Year, Who Will Be Only Welcomed, Who Fully Included?
Inclusion / Diversity
Jewish Learning Venture’s ‘Whole Community Inclusion’ launched The Inclusion Specialists Network, a new professional development opportunity focused on educators who work in congregational schools to support students who need extra learning, behavioral and/or emotional support. … [Read more...] about Jewish Learning Venture Launches The ‘Inclusion Specialists Network’
By Barb Gelb Five years ago I married a man with an 18 year old daughter, Mallory, with Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. In the 13 years that I have been involved … [Read more...] about Mal’s Birthright
By Dr. Shana Erenberg Promoting inclusion is one of the most significant advancements in the field of disabilities in recent years. Today, many synagogues and organizations are making efforts to create inclusive programs and activities. In years past, this would not have been … [Read more...] about Beyond Inclusion – The Case for Belonging
By Selah Maya Zighelboim Hillel International has offered a Taglit-Birthright trip for American Sign Language users for more than 15 years. As with other trips, the participants visit Yad Vashem, explore Machane Yehuda and ride camels. The trip also goes beyond the more … [Read more...] about Overcoming Challenges, Wheelchair User Joins ASL Birthright Trip