“Pushing the Boundaries,” a conference open to all, will address disability and inclusion in Ottawa’s Jewish community.
“Pushing the Boundaries: Disability, Inclusion and the Ottawa Jewish Community,” the first-ever conference on disability and inclusion in our community will take place on Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 and is an opportunity for community members and leaders to collaborate and learn how to make Ottawa’s Jewish community more inclusive for everyone.
One of the conference planners, Rabbi Deborah Zuker, of the Jewish Ottawa Inclusion Network (JOIN), notes the fundamental Jewish belief in inclusion: “At Sinai we all stood before God. That means everyone, the old and the young, the poor and the rich, and most certainly people with disabilities. Everyday we must all work to ensure that everyone is included in all aspects of the Jewish community.” [Read more…]