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.
Yonah "JJ" Goldstein with friends. Courtesy of Makor
Our New Normal blog focuses on the intersection of disability issues and Jewish life. We are grateful to our amazing writers for contributing their insights and perspectives–and to our readers for sharing, commenting and learning more about how our Jewish community can better support, include and appreciate people with disabilities and their families.
We are grateful for all of our contributors–and appreciate all of the new writers who shared their voices this year.