February 2014 marks the sixth annual Jewish Disability Awareness Month. Together we can use this month to break down physical, communication, and attitudinal barriers, educate our communities on what accessibility and inclusion really mean, and reach out to Jews with disabilities. Visit the Union for Reform Judaism Disabilities portal for a comprehensive list of resources to guide you through the observance of this month!
Moses is never mentioned in the Passover Haggadah. At first glance, it’s a little strange that Moses’s name or involvement in the Exodus is never discussed in the Passover Haggadah. I was taught that there is no mention of Moses for two reasons: (1) Because at our Seder, we want to remember the miracles performed […]
The Ruderman Family Foundation recently announced the launch of the third annual Ruderman Prize in Inclusion global competition. The Prize seeks to recognize organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to the full inclusion of people with disabilities into Jewish community through innovative programs and services. They will be awarding $250,000 in prizes (five awards of […]
A report from the U.S. Department of Education showed 66,000 cases of seclusion and restraint of students during the 2009-10 school year. This is a horrifying statistic, made even more horrifying by the conjecture of many experts that because only 18 states require that parents be notified when a child is restrained or secluded, the […]
As part of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC), the URJ is encouraging all of its congregations and affiliates to sign on to this statement. Please identify yourself as a URJ congregation when completing the sign-on form.
Say YES! Building Inclusive Communities Video Series
Learn from experts Shelly Christensen and Lisa Friedmanhow to make your community more accessible and welcoming to all. The webinars offer big-picture guidance, strategies and opportunities for advocacy: