Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Join us as we welcome members of the community who will share with us experiences of thriving with a disAbility and meet disAbility Scholar-in-Residence Lisa Friedman.

We’ll provide a delicious kosher chicken and vegetarian entrée. Please bring a non-dairy side dish, salad, or dessert (enough for 8–10 people). 

Cost: $5 (Register online in your Temple Sinai account to pay by credit card, or contact Judy Lynn Aiello at [email protected] or (412) 421-9715 ext. 124 to register and charge to your account. Non-members can register by contacting Judy Lynn Aiello.)


Lisa Friedman 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, 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].

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