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JFN Seeks Jewish Resources On Disability

JFN Seeks Jewish Resources On Disability

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer directs Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion which fosters inclusion of people with disabilities through the Philadelphia Jewish community. She loves writing/editing for “The New Normal” and for WHYY’s newsworks. Her latest book The Little Gate Crasher is a memoir of her Great-Uncle Mace Bugen, a self-made millionaire and celebrity selfie-artist who was 43 inches tall and was chosen for this year’s Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month Book Selections. She’s recently shared an ELI Talk on Standing With Families Raising Kids With Disabilities and has released a journal designed for special needs parents.

The Jewish Funders Network disabilities peer network, made up of funders who are working to build more inclusive and supportive communities, is commissioning a guidebook on how to use Jewish texts to talk about disability rights and inclusion. JFN plans to distribute the guide to Jewish and international human rights communities.

The JFN is seeking resources such as divrei Torah, writings, speeches, videos, or other media that:

  • connect Judaism and/or Jewish values to disability rights and inclusion
  • connect disability rights and social justice or human rights
  • connect human rights and disability activism

To share a resource, simply go to the JFN's online intake form to submit it.

If you have any questions or have trouble with the upload you can send your documents to

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