JDAIM Shabbat Evening Service with Birthday Blessing, Oneg to follow sponsored by WoTS
Shabbat is a time of celebration. Please join us for an oneg as we welcome this opportunity to share the spirit of community, greet friends and fellow congregants, meet new members, and enjoy delicious treats.
Scholar-in-Residence Lisa Friedman will briefly speak from the Bimah about inclusion and Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month.
Lisa is a Jewish Educator and Inclusion Expert who knows that each of us is created b’tzelem elohim (in God’s image). She firmly believes that everyone has a right to learn and feel connected to his/her heritage.
Lisa consults with many Jewish and other faith organizations to guide them in the development of inclusive practices for staff, clergy, and families through interactive workshops, dialogue, and awareness training. She is currently the Education Director at Temple Beth-El in Central New Jersey where she oversees an inclusive synagogue school. Additionally, she is the Project Manager for the UJA Federation of New York’s Synagogue Inclusion Project, Cohort 2.
Her writing is regularly featured in such publications as The NY Jewish Week, Reform Judaism.org, Kveller, and Think Inclusive. In addition, she works with Behrman House to develop curriculum and techniques for working with students who demonstrate a wide variety of learning needs.
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 Mahan at (412) 421-9715 ext. 110 or [email protected].