ONLINESVIVAH’s HerTorah: “What’s To Come?” Rethinking Disability in Community

July 21, 2021 Free
Pamela Rae Schuller (Courtesy photo)

May this not have been for naught, we keep saying. What do we want our post-COVID world to look like? During this pandemic, all of us have experienced some element of exclusion from some spaces as well as new, radical inclusion and welcoming from other spaces. How can our increased sensitivity to exclusion and inclusion help us reimagine what disability and belonging could look like in the Jewish community? Join us and these incredible educators in thinking through building something new and beautiful together. We don’t want to “go back.” We want to look forward. And we want to do it with you.

Join us in learning with Rabbanit Devorah Zlochower, Rosh Kollel of Yeshivat Maharat, who speaks from personal experience about re-working our community values when thinking about “inclusion.” Pamela Schuller, internationally known disability and mental health advocate, professional stand-up comedian, one of The Jewish Week “36 Under 36” and one-time worst-diagnosed Tourette’s case in the country, will share her story and her vision for an ideal community. We will have a chance to learn together, ask hard questions and explore a vision of the community we want to build together.

As always, the conversation won’t be complete without you. HerTorah welcomes Jewish women 12+ and learners of all backgrounds. Come when you can, stay till you can’t. We just want you around the table. And please share this with someone who might appreciate this conversation! We’d love to know her.

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HerTorah is a program of SVIVAH, gathering together a diverse community of Jewish women to connect over our shared heritage, explore our collective wisdom and elevate our communal experience in learning with and from one another. HerTorah is directed by Rabbanit Aliza Sperling, made possible in part by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation and the Aviv Foundation, presented in partnership with Maharat and inspired by each one of us.

SVIVAH defines “Jewish woman” as anyone wishing to be included in a circle of Jewish women. If you want to be here, we want you to be here, and welcome.

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