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Partner Spotlight: JQ International

By Joshua Steinberg / 2021-06-18
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JQ International logoJQ International, a frequent cosponsor of RespectAbility webinars, celebrates the lives of LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies by transforming Jewish communities and ensuring inclusion through education, support, and

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Resilience and Flexibility at Shutaf Inclusion Programs in Jerusalem: by Beth Steinberg

By Guest Contributor / 2021-06-18
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Shutaf logo. Inclusion. Community. Fun.What does resilience mean to you? Depending on where you are in life as well as your responsibilities and challenges, you might define resilience

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Partner Spotlight: Ramah Tikvah

By Joshua Steinberg / 2021-06-11
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Logo for Ramah Tikvah NetworkRamah is the camping arm of Conservative Judaism. The mission of the Ramah Camping Movement is to create and sustain excellent summer camps and Israel programs

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Director of RespectAbility California and Jewish Leadership Matan Koch Featured in Series on Jews With Disabilities, “What Do You Pray For?”

By Ben Rosloff / 2021-05-17
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Short film series explores the intersection of disability and prayer in the Jewish community

Los Angeles, May 17, 2021 – Matan Koch, the Director of RespectAbility California and Jewish Leadership in RespectAbility who is a wheelchair user, stars in his own segment of “What Do You Pray For?”

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“Standing at Sinai”

By Matan Koch / 2021-05-14
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I was privileged to deliver the following in a “sermon slam” for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot a few years ago. The holiday of Shavuot, literally translated as weeks, is celebrated 7 weeks after Passover, to celebrate the Revelation at Mount Sinai. Tradition teaches that every Jew, past, present,

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Journalist Justin Borses Featured in Series on Jews With Disabilities, “What Do You Pray For?”

By Ben Rosloff / 2021-05-13
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Short film series explores the intersection of disability and prayer in the Jewish community

Los Angeles, May 13, 2021 – Justin Borses, a journalist with cerebral palsy who works at Moorpark University, stars in his own segment of “What Do You Pray For?” The film was made by

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Attorney Ariella Barker Featured in Series on Jews With Disabilities, “What Do You Pray For?”

By Ben Rosloff / 2021-05-13
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Short film series explores the intersection of disability and prayer in the Jewish community

Los Angeles, May 13, 2021 – Ariella Barker, an attorney, policy advisor, and communication specialist who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, stars in her own segment of “What Do You Pray For?” The film

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Aaron Seglin: A Blind Jewish Musician, A Dedicated Teacher, a Mensch

By Ben Rosloff / 2021-05-07
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This perspective is a little different than what we usually publish. One of our talented speakers, Aaron Seglin, has an amazing story to tell, but spoken word and music, more than the written word, are his chosen media. In order to share his story with you, he set down

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Partner Spotlight: Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center

By Samantha Haas / 2021-04-30
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logo for Edlavitch DCJCCThe Edlavitch D.C. Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) has a long history of inclusion and acceptance. Since its initial creation in 1911, the DCJCC welcomed members

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Hoping To Still Be Seen For Who I Am After Sharing A Nonvisible Disability

By Joshua Steinberg / 2021-04-30
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I am a person with disabilities. Mine are nonvisible, and because of that, it is not immediately obvious to

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