Wrapping Up A Wonderful #JDAM15

By |2018-08-27T06:46:53+00:00February 27th, 2015|Building Community, Empowering Institutions, Engaging Families|

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. ...Read More

Eight Lessons from a Spectacular Special Needs Bar Mitzvah

By |2018-08-25T13:02:03+00:00February 11th, 2015|Building Community, Engaging Families|

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. ...Read More