Posts Tagged ‘wci’

Special Needs Consortium Moving Forward

Posted: October 27th, 2014

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion / On Wednesday, October 22nd, the Jewish Special Needs Consortium of Greater Philadelphia met at Jewish Learning Venture. The Consortium is comprised of professionals from agencies and lay leaders from synagogues who meet regularly to set goals to educate and guide the Jewish community about inclusion.

If You Build It, They Will Come

Posted: February 25th, 2014

By Jaime Bassman, Consultant, Whole Community Inclusion /

Back in the 1980’s, after the movie “Field of Dreams” was released, I heard a particular line from the film that was frequently quoted (and often misquoted): “If you build it, he will come.” When the Pew Study, A Portrait of Jewish Americans, was released in the fall of 2013 (and the hand wringing over the future of American Judaism began anew), it spurred many organizations to consider how to rebuild their institutions and offer fresh, relevant programming in order to keep Jews in the fold. Continue reading…

The Olympics, Dis/Abilities and Human Rights

Posted: February 19th, 2014

By Margot Stein, Board Member and Consultant, Whole Community Inclusion / I have been watching the Olympics with a mixture of delight and disbelief.  The athletes are so extraordinary.  A lifetime of relentless preparation has brought them to this moment, the pinnacle of desire, ambition and performance. Continue reading…