Tag Archives: community inclusion

Be Open to Yes

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (3/21 for three copies of the 21st chromosome), I am sharing a speech I gave at my synagogue during a Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion event about something I live for: Including people with disabilities. Continue reading

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Owning what divides us

My 10-year-old tells me he likes attending Friday night services at our synagogue because of the cookies served afterward. Despite his eating more than the two or three treats we’ve agree on beforehand, I’m glad he’s also digesting important lessons … Continue reading

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Finding heart in darkness

We humans are fascinated with negativity, with vitriol, the dark side. Good versus evil sells at the movies and plays out everywhere from politics to interpersonal relations. Lookyloos actually click on terrorist videos of beheadings. Hate is spewed everywhere there … Continue reading

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