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My New Friend

by Ethan Glass In August my TAP fellows and I went through a week of intense training preparing for the coming school year. I was so relieved when it was over, but also excited to get to work. To be honest I was a little nervous my first day in the classroom. I had surgery on my knee the week before and I wasn’t sure if I was capable of preforming some of the tasks that were required of me. Luckily for me, my class and my teacher were very welcoming into their community. As I first took a glance [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: TAP|0 Comments

Striving for Inclusion

by Rabbi Eric Yanoff To kick off Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month this year, at Adath Israel, we hosted a Lunch n’ Learn on Shabbat, at which someone asked a challenging question: “Where have we fallen short? Where are we deficient?” It was an important question – but I chose to answer in the opposite, more hopeful, direction: Where should we be striving? I’ve been thinking about this idea, of STRIVING. The act of striving – seeking something more – that, itself, the IDEAL we need to seek. Sometimes, we assume there is some “final, concrete” ideal out there [...]

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: Empowering Institutions|0 Comments