Disability Inclusion

Embracing Jews with Disabilities

Making a More Inclusive Community

For 19 years, Jewish Learning Venture has enabled Jewish communities to provide access to the full range of Jewish experience to individuals with special needs and their families. With Whole Community Inclusion, we prepare Jewish professional and volunteer leaders to embrace people of all abilities.

 

13 ACTIVE ORGANIZATIONS

meet regularly to share their inclusion best practices in the Jewish Special Needs/Disability Inclusion Consortium of Greater Philadelphia

15 SYNAGOGUE INCLUSION COMMITTEES

are supported by JLV

synagogues received consulting services provided by Jewish Learning Venture, customized to make their educational programs more inclusive of individuals with disabilities

Just Launched! jkidACCESS.org

www.jkidaccess.org
Whole Community Inclusion launched a brand new website on June 10th to help families and educators find direct access to resources designed for children with disabilities.

20 jkidACCESS guides

With a grant from the Covenant Foundation, we are training educators to use these resources with families in their organizations.

274 SYNAGOGUES

participated in the 4th annual JDAIM Shabbat Across Philadelphia, reaching more than 1,500 members

INCLUSION SPECIALISTS NETWORK

Disability inclusion specialists from 5 congregational schools participated in 40 hours of professional learning and networking and served 89 children with special needs

327 TEENAGERS

have been trained to support and advocate for students with disabilities in the Reta Emerson Fellowship/Teen Assistant Program since its launch in 2004

Whole Community Inclusion directly supports families through programs and personal consultation.

Families

participated in 8 sensory-friendly Jewish programs

Workshops

taught parents to adapt Jewish rituals for their children's specific needs

Parents and Caregivers

participated in seminars or received personal consultations on how to connect with community resources and learn to serve as home-based Jewish educators for their own children

Helping Parents and Caregivers to adapt rituals for their children’s needs.

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