Launching in Fall 2019!

The Inclusion Specialists Network (ISN) is for professionals working in congregational schools to support students who need extra learning, behavioral and/or emotional support. 

Specialists will learn from each other, share resources and receive ongoing professional development from experts in the disability inclusion field.

Participating congregations in will receive:

  • A $750 stipend;
  • 10 hours of training for your inclusion specialist;
  • 8 half-hours calls for the inclusion specialist with the ISN coordinator;
  • 2 workshops for Education Directors and inclusion specialists together; and
  • 4 half-hour calls for the Education Director with the ISN coordinator.

And be expected to:

  • Hire an inclusion specialist;
  • Participate in training dates (listed below); and
  • Provide a confidential survey to parents and share results with Jewish Learning Venture.

Important Cohort Dates

  • September 24th, 8-9pm (Zoom webinar)
  • October 22nd, 8-9pm (Zoom webinar)
  • November 24th, 10:30am–2:30pm (At Temple Sinai)
  • January 21st, 8-9pm (Zoom webinar)
  • February 27th, 7-9pm (Jewish Learning Venture office, Jenkintown)
  • March 24th, 8-9pm

Interested in Joining the ISN? 

In our first year, ISN will be made up of specialists from up to 5 synagogues. If your congregation is interested in joining this network or learning more about it, contact: 

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion
gkaplan-mayer@jewishlearningventure.org | 215-320-0376


The Inclusion Specialists Network is made possible by a generous grant from the Janet and Alvin Schwartz Fund for Special Education.