Access and engagement of adults with lifelong, temporary or newly developed disabilities
Learn new strategies for inclusion, apply to become an Exemplar Congregation and receive a certificate of recognition
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The URJ-Ruderman Disabilities Inclusion Initiative is proud to partner with Whole Community Inclusion at Jewish Learning Ventures on a fabulous Rosh HaShanah webinar led by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer on September 19th. Click here to register today for “Celebrating The High Holidays With Children Of All Abilities”!
February was Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)!
Click here to read all of the wonderful blog posts and articles from the URJ and Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center contributors.
Apply now to be recognized at Biennial 2017 for Inclusion Work! Is your congregation successful in one or more areas of inclusion? Click here to apply to become an Exemplar Congregation. Exemplar Congregations will be recognized at Biennial 2017 for efforts at inclusion of people with disabilities. Congregations who are unable to attend Biennial will receive a certificate of recognition for their efforts.
The URJ-Ruderman High Holidays Inclusion Learning Series was a series of four live webinars focused on Disabilities Inclusion during the High Holidays. The Series featured disabilities experts and advocates, discussing vital topics aimed at preparing our congregations for the High Holidays, and enabling them to build a foundation of inclusion for the New Year.
Missed the Mental Health Learning Series? Learn more below!
The URJ-Ruderman Mental Health Learning Opportunity was a series of live calls focused on increasing the inclusion of people with Mental Illness in our communities, and decreasing the stigma surrounding Mental Illness. The series featured experts with a variety of experiences and backgrounds discussing topics critical to educating our communities on Mental Health and Mental Illness. Please visit our Mental Health section to view the Mental Health Learning Opportunity webinars, along with other great Mental Health study sessions.
This great list of “10 Tips on Creating and Effective Inclusion Team” is taken from Brookes Publishing‘s The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox. Download the infographic today to find great tips for creating your congregation’s inclusion team!
This study session is an introduction to the Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center.
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Advocacy & Community Partnerships
Engaging congregants of all ages in advocating for disabilities inclusion as a human rights issue
Specific, educationally sound and spiritually sensitive strategies to prepare all kinds of learners to become B’nai Mitzvah
Advancing understanding and creating effective educational, spiritual and social participation for the deaf and hard of hearing
Early Childhood Education
Strategies and tools for nurturing Jewish educational experiences for young children with disabilities while shaping positive attitudes towards disabilities
Highlighting the importance and benefits of inclusive employment, and providing skills and strategies to become a more inclusive employer
Develop additional skills, strategies and understanding to make possible the full participation of all people with disabilities
Strategies, tools and skills to assist your community in becoming more inclusive in the New Year and beyond
Ways of advancing understanding while creating spiritual and social support for those living with mental illness
Effective strategies and tools to create successful inclusive Jewish educational experiences for all children and all kinds of learners
Youth Group, High School & College Programming
Strategies for creating inclusive programming for youth group, high school and college students
Creating entry points, access and participation in worship for all members of our communities