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
Inclusion / Diversity
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
By Brandon Srot
In the 1960s, few venues in New York City welcomed gay patrons. Laws at the time had branded gays as second-class citizens. Yet, at the Mafia-owned Stonewall Inn, doors were open to some of the poorest and most marginalized people in the community: drag queens, … [Read more...] about Life Beyond Laws:
Creating a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi Israel has a lot to celebrate - and we can and should take the time to kvell. A big part of the success is how Israel leads the world on several key innovations when it comes to disability. I know that you’ve likely seen ReWalk, the exoskeleton t … [Read more...] about Israel Has a Lot to Celebrate!