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Brotherhood Brunch with Joyce Bender

Sunday, February 23, 2020 28 Sh'vat 5780

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Investing in Inclusion

Joyce A. Bender is the founder and CEO of Bender Consulting Services, Inc., a national leader in advancing employment of people with disabilities. 

In 1985, Joyce had a life-threatening accident due to epilepsy. Against all odds, she recovered from this accident that left her with a 70 percent hearing loss in one ear. As a result of her personal experience, she developed a passion for helping people  with disabilities and founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.

Joyce is the current vice chair and former chair of the board of the American  Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and has chaired and served on the  boards of numerous organizations at the local and national levels that serve people with disabilities.

Additionally, Joyce is chair of the Epilepsy Association of Western/Central Pennsylvania, is a President’s Advisory Council member of Carlow University, and a is member of the National Advisory Group of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.  

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Geneva College and hosts the radio show, Disability Matters with Joyce Bender, on

Cost: $10 in advance; $18 at the door

Questions? Please contact Todd Miller, at or 412-848-1082 by Wednesday, February 12.

Temple Sinai is an inclusive community that embraces, supports, and values all people, regardless of ability or needs, to participate in every aspect of our Reform Jewish  synagogue life. For more information or to request an accommodation, contact  Judy Rulin Mahan at 412-421-9715, ext. 110, or

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