K’sharim: Connecting Adults with Disabilities to Jewish Life plays a key role in reaching out to adults with disabilities and welcoming them into Jewish life. In partnership with area synagogues, K’sharim programs offer opportunities for increased participation in Jewish communal life through education, religious experiences and socialization.
Over the past 25 years, K’Sharim has created a network of synagogues from across the denominations in Greater Boston that warmly open their doors to K’Sharim guests for Shabbat and holiday celebrations, as well as special events sponsored by these host communities.
Members of the K’sharim Advisory Team serve as liaisons to host synagogues and their lay leaders to support each event. The team is committed to expanding both awareness of this wonderful organization and its network of partner organizations and institutions.
With backing from CJP, K’sharim is currently supported by the Inclusion Professionals Committee from Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Yachad/The National Jewish Council for Disabilities.
If your synagogue or organization is interested in partnering with K’sharim to plan a joint program, please contact Terri Swartz Russell, chair of the K’sharim Steering Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-448-3996.