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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.

1-10 of 14 Events

Sun
Apr
27
Jewish Family & Children's Service
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Chaverim Chaim Lunch at Rubin's

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Brookline, MA
Cost: $7.00 - Registration is required.
Chaverim Chaim (Friends for Life) is a social group for adults with developmental disabilities. Lunch at Rubin's Participants will enjoy a delicious Kosher lunch at Rubin's Deli and Resaturant.
Mon
Apr
28
Jewish Family & Children's Service
6:30PM - 8:00PM

Chaverim Shel Shalom Nosh & Learn

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Brookline, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
CSS (Friends of Peace) is a social program for Jewish adults with psychiatric challenges that meets monthly. Activities range from movie nights and torah studies to other social events. CSS... Read More
Thu
May
01
Jewish Family & Children's Service
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Chaverim Shel Shalom Munch & Learn Discussions

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Brookline, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
CSS (Friends of Peace) is a social program for Jewish adults with psychiatric challenges that meets monthly. Activities range from movie nights and torah studies to other social events. Join... Read More
Fri
May
02
Yal-Day-New Tot Shabbat
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Yal-Day-New Tot Shabbat

Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc.
Boston, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
Yal-Day-New Day Care Center, Inc. welcomes prospective families to join us for a Shabbat Party with our students and teachers! Our Tot Shabbat is a great opportunity to visit our... Read More
Fri
May
02
Mahaneh (Camp) Emunah & Simple Shabbat Supper
5:15PM - 8:30PM

Mahaneh (Camp) Emunah & Simple Shabbat Supper

Temple Emunah
Lexington, MA
Cost: $10.00 - Registration is required.
$10/ person with a $36 Family Cap. Note: children ages 0-3 years old are free!
Temple Emunah invites everyone to join us to enjoy a wonderful and inclusive Friday night Shabbat experience with singing, a delicious dinner, and fun! Modeled after the Shabbat experience of... Read More
Sat
May
03
Jewish Family & Children's Service
7:00PM - 8:30PM

Chaverim Chaim Havdallah Dance

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Waltham, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Chaverim Chaim (Friends for Life) is a social group for adults with developmental disabilities. Havdallah Dance Rescheduled from February. Join us as we end Shabbat with the lovely Havdallah ceremony... Read More
Sun
May
04
Christians Support Israel. Have you ever wondered why?
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Christians Support Israel. Have you ever wondered why?

Temple Shir Tikva (Wayland)
Wayland, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Rev. Fumio Taku, President of Christians and Jews United for Israel (CJUI), will share his unique personal journey to the USA and to Israel where he was the General Manager... Read More
Mon
May
12
Jewish Family & Children's Service
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Chaverim Shel Shalom Movie Night

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Brookline, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Chaverim Shel Shalom (Friends of Peace) is a social program for Jewish adults with psychiatric challenges. We will watch the celebrated “Hava Nagila (the Movie)” and enjoy traditional movie snacks.
Thu
May
15
Jewish Family & Children's Service
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Chaverim Shel Shalom Munch & Learn Discussions

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Brookline, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
CSS (Friends of Peace) is a social program for Jewish adults with psychiatric challenges that meets monthly. Activities range from movie nights and torah studies to other social events. Join... Read More
Fri
May
16
Toddler Play Group
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Toddler Play Group

Temple Emunah
Lexington, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
Once a month we are offering a playgroup for families with children ages 1 to 3 years old (siblings welcome to attend!) on Friday mornings, 10:00-11:00 am.  This group will... Read More
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New England Yachad

Pledge to End the R Word

Most of us have said it at least once, in some form. “Dude. That’s retarded.” “What a retard.” These phrases are attractive for usage, like... Read More
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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
Posted in: Community News
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
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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
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 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
Chabad Center at Chestnut Hill

Chabad Center at Chestnut Hill

Chabad at Chestnut Hill welcomes Jews from every background, observance level, and affiliation. Our goal is to encourage study, commitment and Jewish pride. Our Center is a meeting place for... Read More
URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps

URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps

Through the years, Crane Lake Camp has offered thousands of youngsters the chance to develop lasting relationships, embrace new experiences, and explore what being Jewish means to them. We invite... Read More
Temple Beth Emunah

Temple Beth Emunah

For the first time in its 61-year history, the rabbinic position at Temple Beth Emunah, a Conservative synagogue of Brockton (Mass.), will be filled by a woman. Rabbi Ilana Foss,... Read More
Temple Tifereth Israel (Malden)

Temple Tifereth Israel (Malden)

Temple Tifereth Israel is a welcoming, supportive, and spiritual congregation affliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. We offer a reverent and joyful space for worship, learning and activities that... Read More