TONIGHT: Inclusion Training for Rabbis

TONIGHT: Inclusion Training for Rabbis

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.

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and Congregation Kehilath Jeshrun are presenting a special evening with Rabbi Dov Linzer, Rosh HaYeshiva, YCT Rabbinical School
on "Inclusion in our Jewish Schools: It’s been done elsewhere, why can’t it happen here in New York?"
The program will also include Shelley Cohen, Founder and Director of The Jewish Inclusion Project: Inclusion Training for Rabbis and Erik Bittner, Founding President of Gateways.

Program details:
Tuesday, February 3, 8:00 PM, Ramaz Middle School, 114 East 85th Street New York

The evening will include:

  • Religious Obligation of Inclusion, Rabbi Dov Linzer
  • “Including Isaac” and “Eyal’s Story:” Two Short Films
  • A Christian school and a Jewish school which have made inclusion a religious mandate
  • The Boston Jewish Schools: A Case Study, Erik Bittner
  • Why Not Here?: Q&A session with Shelley Cohen

For those unable to attend, The Jewish Channel will be broadcasting this event.
This lecture is part of YCT Rabbinical School’s Torah, Mesorah, Modernity lecture tour.

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