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A Diverse Community

‘MAKE ROOM FOR US’ - people with disabilities throughout Israel who speak up about being excluded from society.

launched by The Ruderman Family Foundation in partnership with Bizchut and Link20.

Programs for Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the IMPJ congregations:

Cooperation with a day care center for people with intellectual disabilities.

The kindergartens employ persons with disabilities.

Children with disabilities are integrated into the education system.

The youth movement includes students with disabilities.

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A special program for Bar / Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for 40 children with autism each year.

Joint activity with Beit Perry (Alut - Autism) and Beit Halumi (Akim - intellectual disability).

The Community Contact Beit Hanna - a home for people with Down Syndrome.

The Leo-Baeck Education Center has an integration program for children with autism and a training apartment for community housing.

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Regular activity with the "Friendship House" - a hostel for autistic adults aged 18-25. We hold Shabbat receptions once a month and collaborations on holidays, including their participation in holidays here (for example - Purim).

Several weddings were held for adults with disabilities - Down Syndrome and more.

One of the congregation's  kindergartens is adjacent to a kindergarten with hearing impairments, and joint activities take place - a shofar workshop on the High Holidays, a graduation ceremony, Shabbat experiences in the synagogue and more.

We invest quite a bit in integration and special education classes at the Ushiskin School. About 2-3 hours per class.

Special rooms for disabled people were built in the center of Jaffa and a range of assistance services were provided.

The informal curriculum includes youth and adults with disabilities.

The community offers Shabbat activities for people with disabilities.

The community offers holiday activities for people with disabilities.

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The Beit Eden Adoption Program for children with intellectual disabilities: Kabbalat Shabbat every week, marking the holidays, participation of residents in the activities of the community, joint activity with the residents of the school. Pinacel Event: A celebration of mitzvot for the children of Beit Eden .

The education system includes children with disabilities.

The community employs people with disabilities.

Workers with Holocaust survivors who are hospitalized in the mental hospital in Beer Yaakov, as well as with another ward in the same hospital.

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A joint activity with Kfar Tikva, close ties, every two weeks Kabbalat Shabbat, also at the holidays.

The informal curriculum includes youth and adults with disabilities.

The community offers Shabbat activities for people with disabilities.

The community offers holiday activities for people with disabilities.

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Assistance to families of children with disabilities.

The education system Includes children with disabilities.

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'Shabbat Shiluv'

Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat held by the IMPJ Communities in Israel

Man stamps many coins with one seal, and each is like the other; 

but the King, King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He, stamps every man with the seal of Adam and not one of them is like his fellow.

Therefore every man must say "for my sake was the world created.

 

Mishnah Sanhedrin 4/5

Contact us

Yuval Newman

People with Disabilities Inclusion Program

13 King David Street, Jerusalem 94101, Israel

Telephone: 054-7791104       Fax: 02-6203446

Email: disabilities@reform.org.il

To support the program, make a donation designated to the IMPJ Disabilities Inclusion Program.

 
The Jewish Agency
The Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism