Skip To Content
Fast Forward

Jewish Congressman To Make Reality Show Debut Tonight

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) will be appearing on an episode of the reality television show “Born This Way,” airing tonight at 10 PM ET/9c on A&E Network.

“Born This Way” is a reality television show that showcases the lives of several young adults with Downs Syndrome and other disabilities. Sherman, a 10-term-Congressman with a history of disability activism, co-hosted a major event with the show’s executive producer, Jonathan Murray.

The event, “Ending Stigmas & Bigotry: Expanding Employment for People with Disabilities,” was put on by Sherman and RespectAbility, a nonprofit founded by three Jewish philanthropists that seeks to ensure access and respect for Jews with disabilities. The event aimed to bring awareness to the employment opportunities – and the higher rate of unemployment – for people with disabilities.

The full cast of “Born This Way” was in attendance and will be featured alongside Rep. Sherman on tonight’s episode.

Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.