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Disability Access and Inclusion Training Series for Jewish Organizations and Activists

Six Jews with and without disabilities smile together in a large conference room. Text: Disability Access and Inclusion Training Series for Jewish Organizations and Activists RespectAbility.org/Jewish-Events #JewishInclusionJewish organizations, leaders and activists are invited to a free online training series so they can learn how to welcome, respect and include people with disabilities from all backgrounds in the important work that they do. Each of the training sessions will take place at 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT.

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All sessions include American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and captions, and will be screen reader accessible. All sessions will be recorded and posted with live captions. To request a copy of the accessible PowerPoint prior to the session or any additional accommodations required to participate, please email JoshuaS@RespectAbility.org.

July 21 – “How to Ensure a Welcoming Lexicon, Accessible Websites and Social Media and Inclusive Photos”

Headshots of Tatiana Lee, Sharon Rosenblatt and River McMican. Text: Training: How to Ensure a Welcoming Lexicon, Accessible Websites and Social Media and Inclusive PhotosToday’s website is the front lobby of an organization, and social media is fast supplanting the more traditional ways that our organizations connect with the public. We can’t help you decorate your lobby, but we can make sure that it is warm and welcoming for Jews of all kinds, including Jews with disabilities. Come learn from our dynamic and expert team everything you need to know to open your digital door to all!

Panelists Include:
Tatiana Lee – Hollywood Inclusion Associate at RespectAbility
Sharon Rosenblatt – Accessibility Partners
River McMican – Keshet: For LGBTQ equality in Jewish life

August 4 – “How to Create and Implement Successful Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives”

Headshots of Linda Burger, Dorsey Massey and Sally Weber. Text: Training: How to Create and Implement Successful Diversity and Inclusion InitiativesJoin us as we share how to take your deep commitment to Diversity and Inclusion and make it a reality. Learn from some truly successful leaders as they share the secret of their Diversity and Inclusion success, exploring the successful disability initiatives of which they’ve been apart, and looking at their intersection with other initiatives in the diversity space, including LGBTQ+ and beyond.

Panelists Include:
Dorsey Massey, LMSW – JCC Manhattan
Linda Burger, MSSW – RespectAbility Board of Directors Treasurer and Jewish Family Services Houston
Sally Weber, LCSW – Program Consultant

August 11 – “How to Ensure Legal Rights and Compliance Obligations”

Matan Koch smiling headshot. Text: Training: How to Ensure Legal Rights and Compliance ObligationsWhile our main focus is on doing inclusion right, at some point your organization may need to know little bit about its legal rights and obligations. This session will cover those topics, including the special sensitivities and limitations applying to religious organizations.

Panelists Include:
Matan Koch – Director of RespectAbility California and Jewish Leadership
Chai Feldblum* – Former EEOC Commissioner, Morgan Lewis
Michael Stein* – Professor and Executive Director of Harvard Law School Project on Disability

* – invited

Previous Trainings

Partners/Co-Promoters for the Training Series

AvodahB’nai David-Judea CongregationBuilders of Jewish Education: JKidLACongregation B’nai AmoonaCongregation B’nai Emet, Congregation Kol AmiCongregation Or AmiEdlavitch DCJCCFoundation for Jewish CampGateways: Access to Jewish EducationHebrew Union CollegeIKARInstitute on Theology and DisabilityJewish Federations of North AmericaJewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ – Greater MetroWest ABLEJewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust and ServicesJewish Residential ServicesJQ International, JVS SoCal, Jewish Women International (JWI)Keshet: For LGBTQ equality in Jewish life, Keshet Chicago, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living TorahMarlene Meyerson JCC ManhattanMatan, Moment Magazine, National Ramah Tikvah Network, Ohr HaTorah Synagogue, OurSpace LA, Reconstructing JudaismReligious Action Center of Reform JudaismROSIES FoundationShalhevet, Shalom InstituteStephen Wise TempleTemple Adat Elohim, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human RightsThe Jewish JournalThe Miracle ProjectThe New NormalThe Women’s Rabbinic NetworkUnion for Reform Judaism, USCJWhole Community Inclusion at Jewish Learning VentureYachad Los AngelesYeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School

This series is made possible by support from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles through a Cutting Edge Grant, The Diane & Guilford Glazer Philanthropies, The Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, the Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation, Stanley & Joyce Black Family Foundation, and The Beverly Foundation.

Learn More About RespectAbility’s Jewish Inclusion Fellowship

Learn More About Project Moses, RespectAbility’s leadership program for the greater Los Angeles area

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