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  1. Inclusion and Disabilities: Hebrew and English Texts

    For Jewish Disabilities Awareness month in February of 2014, Rabbi Michelle Greenfield, RRC ’12 examined the Torah readings found that month with an eye toward issues of inclusion and disability. She also included  “Some Biblical and Rabbinic Sources on Disability: An Honest Look,” in which she examines the use and misuse of Hebrew texts that are often quoted when talking about inclusion of people with different abilities. Her English commentary provides a deeper understanding of these texts' strengths and limitations.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/inclusion-and-disabilities-hebrew-and-english-texts

    Posted on: 2016/04/18 - 4:03pm

  2. Jewish Values and People With Disabilities: Appreciating the Variety of Life

    This compilation of quotes from various text sources conveys Jewish values regarding people with special needs.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/jewish-values-and-people-disabilities-appreciating-variety-life

    Posted on: 2017/04/13 - 1:28pm

  3. 1994 Report on Inclusion

    This report, issued in 1994, was the work product of JRF's Task Force on Inclusion for People with Disabilities. What follows is the statement upon its release. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/1994-report-jrf-task-force-inclusion-people-disabilities

    Posted on: 1994/07/01 - 12:00am

  4. Responding to Disability - GKM Elul Project

    In my work as Director of Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion, I have the wonderful opportunity of leading disability awareness trainings for educators, clergy, and community members across the Greater Philadelphia area.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/responding-disability

    Posted on: 2017/08/16 - 1:46pm

  5. National Jewish Group Letter supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among the 55 national Jewish groups joining together in a letter to Senate leaders opposing the House-passed ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/national-jewish-group-letter-supporting-americans-disabilities-act

    Posted on: 2018/04/10 - 12:00am

  6. Parenting And Cognitive Disabilities: Looking To My Son’s Future

    In an June 11, 2018 article for the New York Jewish Week, Gabrielle Kaplan-Meyer describes the challenges families face in planning for the future of children with cognitive disabilities. She explores the many interlocking supports that will be necessary, and examines ways that the Jewish community can become part of these support structures.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/parenting-and-cognitive-disabilities-looking-my-sons-future

    Posted on: 2018/06/13 - 5:29pm

  7. Reconstructionist Communities Make Disability Inclusion a Top Priority

  8. Facing Death, Rabbinical Student Teaches Others About Living Life

    Photo of Emet Tauber
    Update: Emet Tauber passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. May his memory be a blessing. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/facing-death-rabbinical-student-teaches-others-about-living-life

    Posted on: 2019/01/11 - 10:00am