Celebrating Inclusion

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Join the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) and CJP for an unforgettable evening dedicated to creating an inclusive Jewish community, featuring best-selling author Tom Fields-Meyer. We’ll celebrate progress from our current Partners and welcome our new RSIP Congregation Partners and Affiliates.

We’ll hear from an engaging keynote speaker, Tom Fields-Meyer, whose talk, “Following Ezra: We Didn’t Know Where Our Son Would Fit into Our Community,” will create perspectives on the power of inclusive synagogues to transform lives and strengthen and uplift the community. We’ll also hear from Ruderman Family Foundation President Jay Ruderman and Barry Shrage, President of CJP.

The evening will also feature a special series of vignettes from our current RSIP Partners about how their synagogues have been positively impacted and more inclusive as a result of this project.

Dietary laws will be observed. This event is mobility accessible. An ASL interpreter will be present at this event.

Walk-ins welcome!

For more information or special accommodations, please contact Jeannine at jeanninew@cjp.org or 617-457-8824.

Tom Fields-Meyer is author of the memoir “Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son,” which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He is co-author, with Dr. Barry Prizant, of “Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism.” A former senior writer for People Magazine, he has been published in a wide variety of national publications and teaches memoir writing in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer. They have three young adult sons who are all deeply involved in Jewish communities.

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When
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
* Registration closes on May 17th
Where
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St
Newton, MA 02459
Price
Free

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