Jesse and Jen are joined by Gateways: Access to Jewish Education staffers Gary Alpert, educational specialist, and Nancy Mager, director of Jewish education programs, to discuss Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month and their work in the community. They discuss what defines a disability, what it means to be truly inclusive and what people in the community can do to make sure everyone feels included.

The episode also includes original music by Jeremiah Klarman. The composition, titled “Open the Gates: Seven Variations on an Original Theme,” was written for the Gateways annual celebration and represents diversity, inclusion and transformation, three key aspects of the Gateways mission.


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