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Partner Spotlight: Israel Elwyn

By Becca Block / 2022-03-11
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Israel Elwyn logo featuring three icons of people, one using a wheelchair, and the caption "Celebrating our Diversity." Text: Partner SpotlightIsrael Elwyn (IE), an award-winning nonprofit based in Israel,

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In case you missed it… JDAIM Events in Review (Part 3)

By Becca Block / 2022-03-04
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Jewish Family Service & Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley: Disability & Inclusion in our Jewish Community

Jewish Family Service (JFS) of the Lehigh Valley hosted a virtual town hall entitled “Disability and Inclusion in our Jewish Community.” Led by Lily Coltoff, Internal Communications Associate at Hillel International, and

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Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2022 in Review

By Becca Block / 2022-03-04
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Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) 2022 focused on breaking down barriers and making positive change. The two-day virtual event, hosted by the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), featured leaders of partner organizations on panel discussions, emphasized the collective power

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In case you missed it… JDAIM Events in Review

By Becca Block / 2022-02-25
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Matan Koch, Vice President for Workforce, Leadership, and Faith Programs at RespectAbility, hosted emerging Jewish talent and debuted RespectAbility’s Jewish Disability Inclusion Toolkit at the Rising Stars event. Award-winning poet Erika Abbott read a lovely poem, included below, that conveys the theme of JDAIM, and Aaron Seglin sang

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JDAIM 2022 Event Highlights So Far

By Jake Stimell / 2022-02-18
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Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is in full swing, and we have been partnering on some very exciting events. Keep reading for more information on three of them!

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Partner Spotlight: Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

By Becca Block / 2022-02-18
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s mission is “to inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world by mobilizing our community in common purpose, intentional innovation, and effective action.”

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Hebrew Braille Sefer Torah: by Rabbi Lenny Sarko

By Guest Contributor / 2022-02-11
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Rabbi Lenny Sarko holding the first ever Hebrew Braille Sefer TorahSix years ago, I became visually impaired. My eyes began to bleed, and I

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Partner Spotlight: Friendship Circle MD D.C.

By Becca Block / 2022-02-11
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Friendship Circle Serving Maryland and D.C.Friendship Circle MD D.C. aims to promote an inclusive Jewish community through lasting relationships. The nonprofit’s mission is “to provide every child with

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Assistive Technology and 8200 Impact

By Guest Contributor / 2022-02-04
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8200 Impact logoThe disruptive effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic have reached almost every aspect of our lives. These include one of the most growing uses of

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RespectAbility Launches New Jewish Disability Inclusion Toolkit

By Matan Koch / 2022-01-27
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Toolkit will be featured at “Rising Stars” Event celebrating Jewish Disability Action and Inclusion Month <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-30938" data-attachment-id="30938" data-permalink="https://www.respectability.org/2022/01/new-jewish-toolkit/jewish-disability-inclusion-toolkit-cover/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Jewish-Disability-Inclusion-Toolkit-Cover-scaled.jpg?fit=2009%2C2560&ssl=1" data-orig-size="2009,2560" 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":"1"}" data-image-title="Jewish Disability Inclusion Toolkit Cover" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="<p>Download the toolkit</p> " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Jewish-Disability-Inclusion-Toolkit-Cover-scaled.jpg?fit=235%2C300&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Jewish-Disability-Inclusion-Toolkit-Cover-scaled.jpg?fit=803%2C1024&ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="wp-image-30938" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Jewish-Disability-Inclusion-Toolkit-Cover.jpg?resize=350%2C446&ssl=1" alt="RespectAbility logo. Photo of Jews with disabilities, many on RespectAbility's team,

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