Archive for January, 2015

WCI Panel: Bar/Bat Mitzvah For Children Of All Abilities

Posted: January 30th, 2015

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / Three moms, from three different Jewish denominations, with five total children who have special needs, gathered together to share their wisdom and experience last Sunday for a Whole Community Inclusion seminar for parents, held in partnership with the Friendship Circle, focusing on Bar/Bat Mitzvah for Children of all Abilities.

Have You Made Hallah Today?

Posted: January 26th, 2015

By Robyn Cohen, Director, PJ Library Philadelphia and jteenphilly / Yesterday, over 75 people gathered together at Kesher Israel in West Chester to build community as they learned how to braid and bake hallah.

Jewish Disability Awareness Month

Posted: January 23rd, 2015

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion On Wednesday, the Jewish Special Needs Consortium of Greater Philadelphia met to finalize plans for Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM), which takes place in February. While all of the Consortium members agree that creating a more inclusive Jewish community is a year-long effort, we also appreciate that February…

jkidphilly Made a Big Difference on MLK Day of Service!

Posted: January 21st, 2015

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement; and Danya Shapiro, jkidphilly Specialist / In the week leading up to and on MLK day, jkidphilly had a number of Little Hands Make a Big Difference programs to honor the day, which all made an incredible impact in our community.

Happiness Comes From Doing Something Kind For Someone Else

Posted: January 19th, 2015

By Dr. Robyn Cohen, Director, PJ Library Philadelphia and jteenphilly / One of my favorite Psychology studies is the pencil experiment. You can try this one at home. Hold a pencil in your mouth- hold it first with just your lips holding the pencil, and next with just your teeth gripping it.