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New Jewish Disability Inclusion Toolkit Offers Free Resources Projects Made Possible by Itzhak Perlman, Genesis Foundation, JFN, ORLO and Beverly Foundations Washington, D.C., June 25, 2018 – RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunities for people with disabilities, is requesting Jews to give their opinions on a wide range of issues impacting people [click to continue...]

Grassroots Leaders Asked to Join in Fight Against Prejudice  Washington, Nov. 27 –  Key national Jewish leaders are helping spread the word that “Ableism”, discrimination against people with disabilities, is unacceptable. Grassroots advocates – people with disabilities and the people who love and respect them – are invited to join this social media effort to [click to continue...]

Learn about The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Disability Inclusion Planning Toolkit, an interactive online tool that provides a roadmap to help all organizations advance inclusion of people with disabilities. Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring: Lisa Handelman, Community Disabilities Inclusion Specialist at The [click to continue...]

Lessons from multihyphenate Geoffrey Melada Rockville, Md., Sept. 18 – Geoffrey Melada is an outgoing and demonstrative man, a personality that has no doubt served him well as he moved from courtrooms to newsrooms during a diverse career as a journalist, trial lawyer and now communications director for Hillel International. As he entered the room, [click to continue...]

A Conversation on Building a Board with Debbie Ratner Salzberg Rockville, Md., Sept. 18 – Debbie Ratner Salzberg has a sincerity that shines, and she starts the conversation by encouraging the RespectAbility Fellows to ask questions and participate in the discussion. She adds color to the conversation and engages us with her experiences in development [click to continue...]

Learning from The Jewish Federations of North America’s William Daroff Rockville, Md., Aug. 21 – “We need people on both sides of the aisle to champion disability issues,” William Daroff told RespectAbility Fellows last month. Daroff is a senior vice president for public policy and director of The Jewish Federations of North America. He works [click to continue...]

RespectAbility Summit Features Marc Summers on Monday, July 31 Rockville, Md., July 28 – RespectAbility invites you to our one-day summit, From Hollywood to Capitol Hill: The Future of Americans with Disabilities, geared toward bridging the gap between entertainment, politics and disability advocacy. This free and entirely accessible event is open to congressional and Senate staff, journalists, [click to continue...]

Advice from Jewish Family Service’s Linda Burger Rockville, Md., July 26 – Channeling her humble demeanor and the Jewish values she was raised with, Linda Burger has grown to be a leading ambassador for disability in the Jewish community of Houston, Texas. Burger believes in the Jewish thought that all people are created B’tzelem Elohim [click to continue...]

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