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Reflecting on the Ways That Hanukkah Prepared Me for Success: by David Sharif

By Guest Contributor / 2022-01-21
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The most joyous part of celebrating the eight nights of Hanukkah for me each year is reflecting on fond memories. I will forever and always cherish singing with the family and playing with the dreidel. I also cherish the many lessons that I learned from these observances.

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A Vision Beyond Inclusion: by Jacki Edry

By Guest Contributor / 2022-01-14
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Jacki Edry

I have a dream I would like to share with you. On second thought, it’s not actually a dream. It’s a

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Survey of Greater Washington, D.C. Jews Marks Improvement on Jewish Disability Inclusion

By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi / 2022-01-07
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Survey of 172 Jews in the D.C. community shows progress, while identifying areas in need of continued improvement <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-30642" data-attachment-id="30642" data-permalink="https://www.respectability.org/2022/01/washington-dc-jewish-survey-results/dc-jewish-survey-results-cover-slide/" data-orig-file="https://disabilitynewswire.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DC-Jewish-Survey-Results-cover-slide.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="DC Jewish Survey Results cover slide" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="<p>Download the slide deck</p> " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DC-Jewish-Survey-Results-cover-slide.jpg?fit=300%2C169&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DC-Jewish-Survey-Results-cover-slide.jpg?fit=1024%2C576&ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-30642" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DC-Jewish-Survey-Results-cover-slide.jpg?resize=400%2C225&ssl=1" alt="Cover slide for PowerPoint presentation on

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Survey of Houston Jews Marks Improvement on Jewish Disability Inclusion

By Matan Koch / 2021-12-23
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Survey of 192 Jews in the Houston community shows progress, while identifying areas in need of continued improvement <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-30519" data-attachment-id="30519" data-permalink="https://www.respectability.org/2021/12/houston-disability-inclusion-survey/houston-presentation-data-coverslide/" data-orig-file="https://disabilitynewswire.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/houston-presentation-data-coverslide.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="houston-presentation-data-coverslide" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/houston-presentation-data-coverslide.jpg?fit=300%2C169&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/houston-presentation-data-coverslide.jpg?fit=1024%2C576&ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-30519" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/houston-presentation-data-coverslide.jpg?resize=400%2C225&ssl=1" alt="Cover slide for PowerPoint presentation on Inclusion of People with Disabilities: Trends in the Jewish

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New Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund Grant Opens Opportunity to Hire Jews with Disabilities

By Matan Koch / 2021-12-10
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RespectAbility is Seeking Three Talented Jews with Disabilities Who Want to Work in Fundraising or Development <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-30268" data-attachment-id="30268" data-permalink="https://www.respectability.org/2021/12/jvpf-grant-jewish-development/ra-team-zoom-featured/" data-orig-file="https://disabilitynewswire.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ra-team-zoom-featured.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1639125445","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ra-team-zoom-featured" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="<p>RespectAbility Apprentices and Staff</p> " data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ra-team-zoom-featured.jpg?fit=300%2C169&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ra-team-zoom-featured.jpg?fit=1024%2C576&ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-30268" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ra-team-zoom-featured.jpg?resize=400%2C225&ssl=1" alt="RespectAbility team members on a Zoom meeting giving a thumbs up and smiling"

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Alex Howard Finds His Birthright During An Extra Holy Chanukkah

By Alex Howard / 2021-12-10
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Alex Howard

I have always felt different, which I attribute to my disabilities. I have low vision, which I recently found out

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A Chanukkah To Remember, by Jake Stimell

By Jake Stimell / 2021-12-10
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Chanukah menorah with all 9 candles litRespectAbility’s Chanukkah celebration this year was one to remember. We had a wonderful celebration for community building, Chanukkah lessons, values, and celebrating some

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Carly Okyle Shares the Light of Books

By Guest Contributor / 2021-12-10
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Carly Okyle

I couldn’t help but laugh at the absurdity of the situation

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Why I Chose RespectAbility

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-11-12
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Nicole Olarsch

My Jewish experience was challenging in college. Something I was once so passionate about and looked forward

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Speakers Bureau and Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

By Jake Stimell / 2021-11-12
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Hi! It’s been a while since I have had the opportunity to write an article, but I know you’ve been seeing my name and email address a lot as we talk about opportunities to celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) with events featuring RespectAbility’s Disability Training &

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