Posts Tagged ‘wci’

Announcing Whole Community Inclusion’s B’nai Mitzvah Training: Making Accommodations and Modifications

Posted: June 9th, 2015

Whole Community Inclusion is offering a two-day training that will provide information about understanding different types of learning challenges and resources to create accommodations and modifications for children of all abilities as they reach this significant milestone. Experienced educators will share real life examples of successful adaptations for trope, prayer learning and working on D’vrei Torah.

TAP Teens On Autism Awareness Month

Posted: April 20th, 2015

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / As part of their ongoing training to learn how to support children with a variety of learning disabilities and special needs in a congregational school setting, teens in our Reta Emerson Fellowship/Teen Assistant Program (TAP) focused on learning more about autism in this month’s session.

Wrapping Up A Wonderful #JDAM15

Posted: February 27th, 2015

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / February is the shortest month, but for Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion (WCI) initiative, it has been bursting with Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM) activities to make our Jewish communities more inclusive of people of all abilities.

JDAM Rabbis Breakfast and Conversation

Posted: February 17th, 2015

By Rabbi Michelle Greenfield, WCI Consultant / Last Thursday, ten rabbis gathered at Jewish Learning Venture to share breakfast and learn together in honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month.

Eight Lessons from a Spectacular Special Needs Bar Mitzvah

Posted: February 11th, 2015

by Rabbi Margot Stein, Board Member / My son, a high functioning child with autism, did not speak until he was four and is only now, in 7th grade, learning to read independently.  Yet he chanted from the Torah, recited the Sh’ma, helped lead the service, and delivered a D’var Torah that was unique in several important ways.