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Disabilities Resources

Disabilities Resources

The Greater Boston Jewish community provides programs and services to ensure that ALL Jews are welcome and valued. It is our communal responsibility to open our doors to create and enhance opportunities for those who have so often felt left out.

Community Resources

  • Job Training
    Jewish Vocational Service offers job training and placement services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Prayer and Ritual Tools
    Gateways: Access to Jewish Education offers tools for learning and performing prayers and rituals tailor-made for children with special needs.
  • How Inclusive is Your Synagogue?
    Use this guidebook from Jewish Family & Children's Service to evaluate a range of physical characteristics, practices and attitudes that can make your synagogue community a welcoming place for people with disabilities and support their full inclusion.

created at: 2014-02-03

Celebrate inclusion in our community and spread the word that all are welcome in Jewish life.

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Passover and People with Ability

Passover and People with Ability

Every year I get to see my cousin Harvey at our family’s passover seder, but I didn’t get to introduce myself until I was old... Read More
New Center for Arts and Culture

Adina Tal and the Magic of Nalaga’at

Tel Aviv’s Nalaga’at Theater Company Performs Not by Bread AloneThursday, April 3rd at the Paramount Theater   This spring, the Israel-based Nalaga’at Theater Company—an ensemble... Read More
Posted in: Arts & Culture
Accessibility in Mental Health

Accessibility in Mental Health

Posted by Melissa Demir The first time I accompanied a client who had Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to a counseling session I was 18... Read More
Posted in: Community News
Liz Offen

Jonathan Spiller's D'var Torah

D’var Torah on T’rumah, by Jonathan Spiller delivered to 160 people at Friday Night Shabbat Dinner at Brandeis Yachad Shabbaton on Friday February 7, 2014... Read More
Sibshops: For Sibs of Kids with Disabilities

Sibshops: For Sibs of Kids with Disabilities

What is one of the most important relationships in the life of someone with disabilities? Their sibling! Although many services focus on the child with... Read More
Posted in: Community News
Come Join in a Special Inclusion Shabbat for Jewish Disability Awareness Month!

Come Join in a Special Inclusion Shabbat for Jewish Disability Awareness Month!

  Did you know February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month? All month long, members of the Jewish community will highlight both the wonderful strides we... Read More
Posted in: Social Activism
A Healing Circle for Adults with Disabilities

A Healing Circle for Adults with Disabilities

Posted by Marjorie U. Sokoll “There is nothing so wise as a circle.” ~Rania Maria Rilke When Sue Stellick, Director of Day Programs, Services for... Read More
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Pushing Away While Pulling Closer

Pushing Away While Pulling Closer

By Laura Shulman BrochsteinCJP Associate Director, Families with Young Children In the past, bringing focus to Jewish Disability Awareness Month would have felt like any other part... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Four Questions with Allegra Stout, Community Organizer for People with Disabilities

Four Questions with Allegra Stout, Community Organizer for People with Disabilities

February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month, so this week I’m chatting with Allegra Stout, a community organizer at the Boston Center for Independent Living. In... Read More
Posted in: Social Activism
Reaching for Joy

Reaching for Joy

By Amanda Clayman My grandmother lived to 100, and I always admired how this truly singular woman led our family with strength, grace and humor.... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
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Congregation Kehillath Israel

Congregation Kehillath Israel

We are a Conservative synagogue with a membership of 400 family units. We provide religious, educational and cultural programming across all age groups. KI promotes a Judaism that is morally... Read More
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

Gateways believes every Jewish child deserves a Jewish education. By enabling students with special needs to access Jewish learning, we offer families the opportunity to become fully engaged in the... Read More
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

For over 90 years, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston has been transforming lives through friendship. We introduce children in need to adult mentors and match adults with... Read More
Jewish Vocational Service

Jewish Vocational Service

JVS empowers individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and partners with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces. Founded in 1938, JVS delivers a broad... Read More
MetroWest Jewish Day School

MetroWest Jewish Day School

MetroWest Jewish Day school is a pluralistic co-ed day school welcoming students from 20-plus MetroWest communities in kindergarten to grade 8. The school offers a challenging and integrated academic program.... Read More
Temple Shalom

Temple Shalom

Temple Shalom is a diverse and inclusive Reform congregation that has served Newton and the surrounding towns for over 60 years. Our member families include young families, interfaith, LGBTQ, empty-nesters... Read More
Jewish Family & Children's Service

Jewish Family & Children's Service

For almost 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) has been Greater Boston’s leading and trusted provider of comprehensive human services. JF&CS helps people of all faiths, races, and... Read More
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

Strengthening Lives, Building Community. Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need. Our programs include:... Read More
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston’s contributions to Jewish life can be found in a range of communities and settings: at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC campus in Newton; in the... Read More
Career Moves -- a division of JVS | Get Your Career Moving

Career Moves -- a division of JVS | Get Your Career Moving

CareerMoves is a division of JVS that provides job search coaching, career counseling, networking opportunities, and career seminars to professionals looking for new jobs and career change, targeting members of... Read More