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Free Virtual Disability Access and Inclusion Training Series for Jewish Organizations

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.

RSVP to watch on Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dnh0b8fnT-GLLt1mnpt95w

All sessions include American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, captions and will be screen reader accessible. Additional accommodations required to participate may be requested by emailing JoshuaS@RespectAbility.org.

June 23 – “Inclusion as a Jewish Value”

Panelists Include:
Rabbi Lauren Tuchman
Aaron Kaufman – Jewish Federations of North America
Shelley Cohen – RespectAbility Board Member Secretary and Co-Founder and Founder and Director of The Jewish Inclusion Project

June 30 – “How to Advance Disability Inclusion in Jewish Education”

Panelists Include:
Lianne Heller – Sulam
Meredith Polsky – Matan
Debbie Knider* – Hidden Sparks

July 7 – “How to Recruit, Accommodate and Promote Jewish Leaders with Disabilities for Paid Employment and Volunteer Leadership”

Panelists Include:
Vivian Bass – RespectAbility Board Member Executive Committee and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Women International (JWI)
Lori Golden – Ernst & Young LLP
Lee Chernotsky – ROSIE’S Foundation

July 14 – “How to Ensure Accessible Events: Both Live and Virtual Across All Platforms”

Panelists Include:
Dori Kirshner – Matan
Rebecca Wanatick – Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Lauren Appelbaum – RespectAbility Vice President, Communications
Yitzhak Perlman* – World Famous Violinist

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

Panelists Include:
Tatiana Lee – Hollywood Inclusion Associate at RespectAbility
Sharon Rosenblatt – Access Partners

August 4 – “How to Create and Implement Successful Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives – Best Practices and Must-Haves”

Panelists Include:
Dorsey Massey – JCC Manhattan
Linda Burger – RespectAbility Board of Directors Treasurer and Jewish Family Services Houston

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

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

Partners/Co-Promoters

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 InternationalJewish Women International (JWI)KeshetLippman Kanfer Foundation for Living TorahMarlene Meyerson JCC ManhattanMatan Kids, Moment MagazineOhr HaTorah SynagogueReconstructing JudaismReligious Action Center of Reform JudaismROSIES FoundationShalhevet, Shalom InstituteStephen Wise Temple, 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.

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