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RAC Disability Rights

Disability Rights

Read the latest updates and learn more about disability rights through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Disability 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.

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.

Sign that says "Disability Rights = Civil Rights"

Currently, thousands of people with disabilities and their families can save for the future without jeopardizing their eligibility for public benefits and other critical support through the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. However, anyone who acquires a disability after they turn 26 is ineligible to create an ABLE account. The ABLE Age Adjustment Act would make the ABLE program available to people who become disabled prior to age 46 and ensure the ABLE program’s long-term viability. Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 651/H.R. 1814) to help millions of additional people with disabilities save for the future.

Hineinu: A Jewish Guide to Inclusion

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.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Legislative Assistant Jamie Starr at 202-387-2800.