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Speakers Bureau Spotlight: Justin Borses

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-07-23
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Justin Borses smiling wearing a headset and suit and tie while covering a game

Justin Borses

Justin Borses is a 21-year-old “valley kid from California” who

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Special Education’s Technological Revolution: by Uri Ben-Ari, Founder & President, Athena Fund

By Guest Contributor / 2021-07-23
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A boy with a disability and a teacher use an iPad together in a classroom

Idan Degani, a special education student, communicating with his teacher via iPad

Ignacio Estrada,

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RespectAbility and JBBBSLA Partner To Support Teen Mental Health

By Guest Contributor / 2021-07-23
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Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles logoThe mission of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles is to assist youth in reaching their full potential

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Partner Spotlight: The Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

By Guest Contributor / 2021-07-16
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The Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs builds and nurtures an inclusive and accepting community where individuals with disabilities and their families have opportunities to make meaningful connections to each other and their communities. We serve as a catalyst and leader for transforming the ways in which

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Speakers Bureau Spotlight: Shlomo Meyers

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-07-16
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Shlomo Meyers smiling headshot on the beach with the ocean behind him

Shlomo Meyers

Shlomo Meyers was born in Manhasset, New York on December 6, 1985 with Down Syndrome.

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A Meaningful Observance for Tisha B’Av

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-07-16
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Francesco Hayez painting of the destruction of the Jewish temple

Francesco Hayez painting of the destruction of the Jewish temple

Saturday night began the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av. This is

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Partner Spotlight: The Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JLA Trust)

By Guest Contributor / 2021-07-09
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Jewish LA Special needs Trust & Services logoThe Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JLA Trust) provides professional trustee services to people with physical, mental, cognitive, and developmental disabilities

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A Webinar and Series Not To Miss!

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-07-09
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Two weeks ago, I had the absolute joy and privilege to attend a webinar entitled “How Nonprofits Work.” It was the second of seven free, phenomenal webinars being put together by Joshua Steinberg. This “Leaders of the Future” series, which concludes on July 20, is providing incredible content to

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Alex Howard: Humorous Movie Buff, Aspiring Film Developer and Changemaker

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-07-09
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Alexander Howard smiling headshot

Alex Howard

Alex Howard is a compassionate, funny guy, to whom it is incredibly easy to talk. Alex has MEPAN Syndrome –

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Autistic Filmmaker Interviews Jews with Disabilities for his Short Documentary Film and Mini-Series “What Do You Pray For?”

By Ben Rosloff / 2021-07-02
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Los Angeles, July 2 – Benjamin Rosloff, a talented filmmaker on the Autism spectrum who served as a Jewish Inclusion Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program, has created an unprecedented short documentary film that is a compilation of his one-on-one interviews with Jews with disabilities. The short film

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