Our community has begun making strides toward being fully inclusive, but much work remains to be done. By Jay Ruderman The Jewish New Year has just begun and Jews worldwide are faced with a simple question: Will you be a better person in the coming year? The 10 Days of … [Read more...] about Is It Really a New Year?
Inclusion / Diversity
Keshet, a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life, has been awarded $250,000 by the Jim Joseph Foundation. The funding will support the expansion of Keshet’s signature t … [Read more...] about Keshet Awarded $250,000 for Inclusion Training
Organizations in U.S., Australia, Canada and Israel Demonstrate Excellence in Inclusion of People with Disabilities into Jewish Communities Worldwide Rehovot, Israel July 14, 2014 - The Ruderman Family Foundation announced today the five winners of the third annual Ruderman … [Read more...] about Ruderman Family Foundation Awards $250,000 to Five Inclusion in Disability Innovators
by Abigail Pickus When Yehoshua Soudakoff was born, his parents assumed he was hearing. While both his parents are deaf - statistics indicated that their first born would be hearing. “But after a few months, they realized that I was not responding to noise,” said the now … [Read more...] about Making Every Day Count
by Rabbi Paul Kipnes Past President Michael Kaplan likes to tell the story about why he joined his current congregation and ultimately became its president. He talks about one High Holy Days when he entered the sanctuary with his wife, their profoundly challenged son Brandon, … [Read more...] about Just Say Yes: Inclusion is a No Brainer