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Shelly Christensen discusses Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month on the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Shelly Christensen discusses Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Shelly Christensen, MA, literally wrote the book on inclusion of people with disabilities, the Jewish Community [Read more…]

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Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month: Lessons Learned from the Sandwich Generation

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Shelly Christensen, MA literally wrote the book on inclusion of people with disabilities, the Jewish Community Guide to Inclusion of People with Disabilities. In this guest post, she describes advocacy for people with disabilities. [Read more…]

Rabbi Edythe Mencher of the Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center
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JSA Podcast 5/13/2016: Rabbi Edythe Mencher, Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center

In this week’s Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Address goes on location at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City to interview a long-time colleague, Rabbi Edythe Mencher, who coordinates the Union [Read more…]

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Some thoughts on age acquired disabilities from Matan Koch

Editor’s Note: Matan A. Koch is a speaker, educator, and consultant, sharing ideas and strategies to promote the universal inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society. His lifelong history of disability advocacy [Read more…]

A terebinth of Mamre.
Reflections on Aging

“If It Please You, Do Not Go Past Your Servant…”

Rabbinic lore teaches that every person who was present at the revelation at Sinai heard the Divine Voice according to his/her specific abilities. It is at the root of the belief that worship experiences can [Read more…]

The jigsaw puzzle motif displayed on the Autism Awareness ribbon.
Care-Giving Concerns

Guest Post from Eric Newman: Parenting A Special Needs Young Adult

I love the question “What is it like to be the parent of a special needs young adult?”  Hmm?  I remember the question “What is it like to be the parent of a special needs [Read more…]