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Speakers Bureau Gathering

By Joshua Steinberg / 2021-10-22
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Headshots of speakers in RespectAbility's speakers bureau. Text: Disability Training and Speakers Bureau

Learn more about the Disability Training and Speakers Bureau

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Israeli Supreme Court Affirms Full Civil Rights for Israelis in Sheltered Workshops: by Michele Manspeizer, Bizchut

By Guest Contributor / 2021-10-22
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Bizchut logo in Hebrew

Bizchut logo in Hebrew

Bizchut is excited to share a momentous achievement! For the first time workers in sheltered work environments have been granted

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Letter To My Past Self: by Alex Howard

By Alex Howard / 2021-10-22
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Alex Howard is a speaker in RespectAbility’s Disability Training and Speaker’s Bureau. He is also an alumnus of both our National Leadership Program and our Summer Lab Program for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities. As part of a job application, Alex was charged with writing a letter to himself before

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Spotlight on Fellow Alumni

By Matan Koch / 2021-10-14
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). As a regular reader of our Jewish Disability Perspectives newsletter, you know that RespectAbility has been training Fellows to work in the Jewish community and beyond since 2013. In honor of NDEAM, we’ve decided to celebrate some of the professional accomplishments

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Inclusion During Simchat Torah: By Nicole Olarsch and Matan Koch

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-09-24
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An assortment of toys and noisemakers for Simchat Torah. Text: Inclusion During Simchat TorahSimchat Torah (which translates to Rejoicing with the Torah in English) is a Jewish holiday

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How Sukkot Taught Me That It Is Never Too Late for Inclusion

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-09-17
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Nicole Olarsch

I had not been familiar with Sukkot growing up, as my family did not celebrate and we

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The Inclusion Imperative That I Find In Sukkot

By Joshua Steinberg / 2021-09-17
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Joshua Steinberg

Some of the fondest memories I have of Judaism growing up are going to the synagogue

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JDP for September 10, 2021

By Matan Koch / 2021-09-10
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I hope that everyone had a lovely Rosh Hashanah, and especially that you were able to find the access that you needed. In fact, if you had an access experience, positive or negative, RespectAbility would love to hear about it. Send your accounts to JoshuaS@RespectAbility.org. For those still looking

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Reflections on Not Fasting for Yom Kippur

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-09-10
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Nicole Olarsch

As we approach Yom Kippur, I’ve been reflecting on the fact that I have never been able

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Reflections on Mental Health for Yom Kippur

By Nicole Olarsch / 2021-09-10
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Nicole Olarsch

Every year on Yom Kippur, the most solemn Jewish holiday, “sin” and “repentance” are the key words

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