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JDAIM Dance Party Honoring Sam Skobel

Saturday, February 17, 2024 8 Adar I 5784

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a lively and fun celebration of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month!

The evening's highlights:

  • Havdalah
  • Presentation of the Shore-Whitehill Award to Sam Skobel
  • Performance by Sam Skobel and a few of her students from Cynthia's School of Dance
  • Performance by Dancing Wheels Company & School, a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities
  • Dancing, music, and snacks in the Falk Auditorium—Everyone, of all skill levels and capabilities, can dance!

We'll have baked goods and coffee from Bunny Bakes & Specialty Coffee, a new bakery on Murray Avenue that aims to provide adults of all abilities with opportunities to work in an accessible space with any and all necessary supports.

Cost: No charge, however there is a $10 suggested donation per person; Please register below so we can plan to have enough food.

All are welcome! Register today!


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 Nora Arndt at 412-421-9715, ext. 110, or

The award, created in 1996 and named for Robert Whitehill and the late Barbara Shore who co-chaired a task force on special needs in the community, celebrates volunteers who promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the fabric of Jewish life through advocacy or direct service to individuals and families.

Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the U.S., founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. An almost unimaginable concept at the time, Mary’s vision and passion have since helped to revolutionize our very notion of dance – as well as what defines a dancer. Learn more…

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