“Being inclusive starts with asking questions and understanding what people are feeling and seeking.”
How Jewish communities can use lessons learned amid the pandemic to better embrace their disabled members.
Program in Atlanta is part of initiatives sparked by Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.
When he was just 30 days old, Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer suffered a botched radiation treatment for a skin ailment, leaving half his body discolored. Growing up he was often teased and treated differently.
Jonah Sanderson expects to get a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies this year from a Los Angeles rabbinical seminary. Not especially noteworthy— until you learn that Sanderson, 32, has had lifelong struggles with learning disabilities.
‘All who were silenced, let them come and speak.’
What message do Orthodox synagogues send their female congregants, when they can barely even see the service?
“I would encourage other governments, and militaries, still struggling with the issue of transgenderism to look to Israel for guidance.”
Adam’s film and essay help us reconsider how autistic experience can enable us to attune to, and support difference and diversity in society.
After coming out, I began to notice the absence of queer Jewish spaces, leadership and representation at my Hillel.