Inclusion

Liz Weintraub, Leader in Disability Advocacy

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Liz Weintraub, a member of Federation’s Disability Inclusion Task Force, has a long history of leadership in disability advocacy. Her career has including multiple state and national board and advisory

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Pozez JCC’s Inclusion and Disability Services: Fostering Skills for Individuals with Disabilities

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Federation partner Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia offers many opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop physical and social skills. Their programs feature small participant-staff ratios and offerings such as

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Towards Inclusivity for All

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Across the country and in our region, historically Black colleges and universities have been subjected to bomb threats and hateful harassment as Black History Month began. As a Jewish community, we know Read more

Championing the Inclusion of Children and Adults with Disabilities

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  For nearly 50 years, Federation Disability Inclusion Committee member, Sara Portman Milner, has made a difference in our community. A social worker by training, Sara is a nationally and

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Capital Camps: Living the Values of Inclusion

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  From its inception, Capital Camps has elevated the concept of ‘camp for all’. Capital Camps welcomes campers of all backgrounds, denominational affiliation, gender, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status,

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A Camp for All Children

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A reflection by Lisa Handelman, Director of Capital Camps In late spring 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Capital Camps received several emails from parents who shared that there Read more

Flourishing in Jewish Day School

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A reflection from Lianne Heller, Executive Director of Sulam When you meet Elana Orlofsky, you will quickly learn that she is a sweet, bubbly, and friendly teenager who loves art,

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MOST™ Program Opens Door to Adulthood Through Virtual Spaces

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A reflection from Marcy Bennett, Director of MOST Programs and Northern Virginia Residential Services Jewish Foundation for Group Homes Bridging the gap between the completion of secondary school and joining

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Meet Jolie Band, the ”Brownie Queen” of Federation partner Sunflower Bakery

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A reflection from Federation partner, Sunflower Bakery “Learning differences made it hard at college. I didn’t know what I wanted to do.” This was the dilemma facing 23-year-old Jolie Band,

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Introducing Rinat Kisin, Federation Inclusion Specialist

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to welcome Rinat Kisin to our professional team as our Inclusion & Belonging Specialist. Learn more about Rinat’s background, what she sees

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