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Starting with “Yes!”: Tips for Making Your Faith Institution More Inclusive of People with Disabilities

A Webinar About How to Make Your Faith Institution More Inclusive of People with Disabilities with Shelley Richman Cohen

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Shelley Richman Cohen – The Jewish Inclusion Project

Did you know that religious institutions are exempt from parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act? Today, sections of faith communities are working hard to create access, opportunity and equality for people with disabilities inside our communities and institutions. We recognize that while each organization may be at a different stage of this journey, progressing towards full inclusion strengthens our entire community. Learn about best practices on how groups can make a difference!

Shelley Richman Cohan

Shelley Richman Cohen

About our Speaker:

Shelley Richman Cohen is the Founder and Director of The Jewish Inclusion Project, which develops and conducts Disability Inclusion Training Programs for Rabbinic Students and Jewish Leaders. She also has served as a coach and advisor to synagogues on increasing inclusivity. Cohen speaks nationally as an active advocate for the inclusion of children with disabilities in Jewish communal, educational and recreational environments. She serves on the boards of the Foundation for Jewish Camp and RespectAbility, as well as on the executive committee of the American board of Beit Issie Shapiro, an innovator of therapies and programming for children with developmental & physical disabilities in Ra’anana, Israel. She is a former board member of SAR High School in Riverdale, New York and is a current board member of Lincoln Square Synagogue.

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