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Disability Pride

by Evan Berger, Main Line Reform Temple I recently had the opportunity to learn from Mrs. Wendy Elliott-Vandivier, and learn about inclusion and disability pride through art. Wendy is a fantastic artist, who shared with us her portfolio of disability pride artwork and her process for drawing. She talked to us about how harmful terms that sugarcoat disabilities can be. She told us that calling disabilities what they are can help able-bodied individuals be more aware, and therefore helpful. They are normal people just like the rest of us, with something physically or mentally hindering them that needs a little [...]

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by Alex Nelson, Temple Sholom in Broomall As a madrich, dealing with misbehaving students is a substantial part of my job. This year, I have been tasked to assist one particular student who has had a difficult time focusing on class. This experience has taught me valuable lessons about the importance of building relationships with students and how it can help in managing difficult behavior. It was a regular day in the second-grade classroom when my student, let's call him John, began acting up. He is easily bored by the criteria, but becomes a hard worker when he's pursuing something [...]

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More Than 4 – Episode 2: Do Jews Believe in Heaven?

In Episode 2, Elana and Robin invite their friend and colleague, Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer to help them tackle the question of what Jews believe about the afterlife. Unsurprisingly, it resulted in many more questions! --------------------------------------- Show Notes: Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer JLV bio Website Vocabulary Here are some words mentioned during this episode and their definitions: Atheist: a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods. Dybbuk (Hebrew - "adhere" or "cling"): In Jewish mythology, a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person. Gilgul (Hebrew - "cycle" or "wheel"): Gilgul is a concept of [...]

By |April 21st, 2023|Categories: More Than 4|0 Comments