by Judah Blitstein, Germantown Jewish Centre

I learned about TAP from the education director at the synagogue’s Hebrew school, where I now work. I had previously mentioned to her that I really enjoyed working with disabled and neurodivergent kids; it is fulfilling, engaging, and often fun, as well. So, when this opportunity came across her doorstep, she felt as if I was the perfect candidate for this program. And she was right.

TAP has taught me leaps and bounds about myself, how I think, how I work with others, and generally how to be a better person. TAP has provided me with resources and outlets to access whatever I need — or my kids need — whenever I need it, and for that, I am so grateful. This program has taught me that the core values of Jewish learning/teaching aren’t necessarily the ones they teach you in the Torah, and are rather kindness, compassion, and Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place.