The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is launching a new push to help congregations become inclusive of people with disabilities.
The Ruderman Family Foundation recognized five Jewish organizations that integrate people with disabilities into their services and programs.
More than two-thirds of Israelis object to the removal of a Conservative rabbi from a bar mitzvah ceremony for disabled children intended to take place at the Israeli president’s residence.
The head of an Orthodox Jewish organization that cares for people with special needs is suing to keep one of its patients on life support — over the objections of her brother.
Five organizations are recipients of the Ruderman Family Foundation’s Prize in Inclusion, honoring groups that provide services to foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community.
A Spanish municipality launched a project which aims to make one of the country’s largest Jewish cemeteries accessible to disabled people.
For parents of children with special needs, the synagogue can be an unwelcoming place. Laurie Levy writes about her own frustrations and the need for inclusion.
The issue of disabilities is enjoying greater prominence than ever in the Jewish communal world.
Jewish activists from 12 states and the District of Columbia lobbied Congress to liberalize rules for government assistance for the disabled.