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Training for Jewish Women with Disabilities and Their Allies

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Auditorium
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St.
New York, NY 10023

Are you a Jewish woman with a disability or an ally to one?  Are you ready to learn new skills to advocate for yourself and others? Are you interested in becoming a more effective leader in the Jewish community or broader NYC community? Do you want to make New York City a better place for yourself, your loved ones and the next generation? Then join us as we advance the empowerment of Jewish women with disabilities, bringing the lens of inclusion and equality and tikkun olam / repairing the world to NYC’s Jewish and civic life.


Ila Eckhoff, CPA, Managing Director at BlackRock
Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader at EY
Amy Rosenfeld, Nursery School Librarian at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Ila Eckhoff headshotIla Eckhoff, CPA is a Managing Director at Blackrock and has over 30 years of financial services experience. She graduated from Brandeis University in 1982. and has an MBA and CPA in accounting from Baruch College. Ila sits on the Board of Directors of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and the DTCC Global Trade Repository. She is a senior member of BlackRock’s Investment Operations team responsible for Industry and Counterparty Management, representing Blackrock in industry forums and on advisory committees at SIFMA, ISDA and IHS Markit.

Lori Golden headshotLori Golden is EY Abilities Strategy Leader, driving efforts to build an enabling, inclusive environment for people of all abilities. She advises the firm’s 1,000 member AccessAbilities professional network, leads initiatives to enhance accessibility in EY offices, processes and technologies, educate EY people on abilities issues and create new recruiting and employment models. Lori’s helped build innovative programs including EY’s Neurodiversity Centers of Excellence and We Care, aimed at equipping colleagues to support colleagues struggling with mental illness or substance misuse. Lori serves on the US Department of Labor’s Circle of Champions, served on the Board of Directors and Corporate Advisory Board of Disability: IN, and is Vice Chair of the Board of TransCen, which places youth with disabilities in competitive employment.

Amy Rosenfeld headshotAmy Rosenfeld was granted the opportunity to work in the Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School at the JCC through the Adaptations program at the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Two years later, she was offered her current position of nursery school librarian. She also works with other programs at the JCC, including 2s Together, afterschool classes, Story Time, and Havurah. Rosenfeld has a master’s degree in special education from Bank Street Graduate School of Education.

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Meet the Author

Debbie Fink
Debbie Fink

Debbie Fink is Director of Community Outreach and Impact for RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. She brings more than 15 years of diverse leadership experience in public health, education and arts programming to serve RespectAbility’s mission. Fink has a lifetime commitment to enabling people with disabilities to have a better future and is passionate about the constructive impact volunteers can make in the world. To reach her, email

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