Opening Wide the Doors to Jewish Life: One New York Congregation Leads the Way

Hope you get a chance to read this fine Jewish Week piece describing the many initiatives one New York congregation has put in place to welcome those with disabilities into their community. What we’re beginning to see is a healthy start as congregations across the religious spectrum — this one happens to be Reform —  take steps to reach out to those with disabilities and their families. As Rodeph Sholom’s Rabbi Robert Levine puts it so well: “Our goal is to spread the word of how spiritually hungry individuals faced with disabilities are.”
Let’s hope that this example prompts all of us to ask what our own congregations are doing to welcome this important part of the Jewish  family.
— Jay Ruderman

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