Inclusion

The State of Disability Inclusion in Greater Washington

The State of Disability Inclusion in Greater Washington

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A reflection from Lisa Handelman, Federation’s Disability Inclusion Specialist. “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.” (Pirkei Avot 2:21). This Read more
Drag Queen Story Time and Havdalah Celebrates Message of Inclusion and Self-Acceptance

Drag Queen Story Time and Havdalah Celebrates Message of Inclusion and Self-Acceptance

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By Sarah Rabin Spira, Manager, PJ Library Glitter and drag queens and family Havdalah service—oh my!  The recent Drag Queen Story Time and Havdalah embodies The Jewish Federation of Greater

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Including Everyone in Israel, February and Beyond

Including Everyone in Israel, February and Beyond

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By Heidi Krizer Daroff, North America Director of The Israel Forever Foundation I received an alert on my phone about Israeli Air Force pilots ejecting out of their fighter jet during

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Meet Jacob, Federation’s Inspirational Intern

Meet Jacob, Federation’s Inspirational Intern

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In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, Federation’s Disability Inclusion Specialist Lisa Handelman sat down with our colleague Jacob Werbin, a member of the Federation team whose life

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This JDAIM, Learning from Those Who Lead by Example

This JDAIM, Learning from Those Who Lead by Example

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By Gil Preuss Did you know that January 26 is Dental Drill Appreciation Day? By chance, I had a dentist appointment that day, where I was surprised to learn that

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If Your Synagogue Doesn’t Have Members with Disabilities, You May Be Doing Something Wrong

If Your Synagogue Doesn’t Have Members with Disabilities, You May Be Doing Something Wrong

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This article was originally published in Medium. By Aaron Kaufman, Disability Inclusion Advocate Aaron Kaufman shares his personal experience living with cerebral palsy from childhood into adulthood, and his professional Read more
5 Ways To Celebrate Disabilities Awareness Month: Buzzfeed

5 Ways To Celebrate Disabilities Awareness Month: Buzzfeed

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From buzzfeed.com In honor of Disabilities Awareness Month, check out these five ways you can create a more inclusive environment for people with disabilities in your place of work, worship,

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Imagine Israel Podcast Episode #3: Incorporating Israel’s invisible population

Imagine Israel Podcast Episode #3: Incorporating Israel’s invisible population

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VIEW ON ITUNES! Avner Stepak, former CEO of the second largest investment house in Israel, is revolutionizing Israel’s corporate world to include the previously overlooked population of individuals with disabilities. Stepak

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How To Build A More Inclusive Jewish Community

How To Build A More Inclusive Jewish Community

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This article was originally published in The Forward. By Lisa Handelman, Federation’s Community Disability Inclusion Specialist Judaism values inclusion. Yet, according to a study conducted in 2013 by RespectAbilityUSA and

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Strengthening the Collective Us: Celebrating JDAIM

Strengthening the Collective Us: Celebrating JDAIM

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  This article was originally published in eJewish Philanthropy. By Lisa Handelman, Federation’s Community Disability Inclusion Specialist This February marks the 9th annual Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

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