The Religious Action Center and the Union for Reform Judaism are proud to partner with the Ruderman Family Foundation on the URJ’s Presidential Disabilities Inclusion Initiative. The goals of this project include working as an organization to have disabilities become a feasible priority in all of our work, helping our congregations to become more fully inclusive and supporting the RAC in its legislative and educational advocacy work related to disabilities rights.
RAC video embed: L'Taken students disability rights
Please visit the Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center, our online learning center open to all. Developed by the URJ in partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation, the site features engaging and impactful skill building study sessions, videos and other resources provided by leading disabilities inclusion experts on creating accessible learning, vocational, social, worship and communal experiences for people of all ages.
Urge Congress to oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which would would undermine some of the most important measures that protect equal accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2017 was another success. We learned from disability rights experts and advocated to protect civil rights and healthcare access for people with disabilities. Read more about the exciting event from Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner.
The Hineinu guide is an innovative collaboration of disability professionals, activists, and policy experts from the Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist and Reform Jewish Movements designed to increase disability inclusion in our synagogues for people of all abilities.
To learn more, visit the following websites:
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- Consortium for Citizens with Disabilites
- National Organization on Disability
- ADA Watch
- U.S. Department of Justice - Americans with Disabilities Act
- Equal Rights Center Disability Rights Issue Page
- UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilites