Posts Tagged ‘inclusion’

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.

TAP Teens All Over Town!

Posted: December 19th, 2014

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / As part of the Reta Emerson Fellowship/Teen Assistant Program (TAP), teen participants work every week in their synagogue schools, supporting children with learning disabilities or other special needs.

Educators and Inclusion: Opening the Gates of Torah

Posted: November 28th, 2014

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / Last Sunday, November 23rd, forty educators continued their learning following Jewish Learning Venture’s Yom Limmud to attend special two-hour sessions focused on inclusion of students of all abilities.

Sensory Integration in Early Childhood Classrooms

Posted: November 12th, 2014

By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education / This week, early childhood teachers from four schools gathered at Jewish Learning Venture for a workshop with Aviva Weiss, O.T., who spoke about Sensory Integration.

TAP Teens and Adult Educators Learn “Positive Practices” Together

Posted: November 10th, 2014

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / “We wish we could get the same training that our TAP teens receive!” This is feedback that I’ve heard over the years from the teachers and education directors who have teens participating in Jewish Learning Venture’s Reta Emerson Fellowship/Teen Assistant Program (TAP).