Inclusion of people with disabilities was the topic of a first-ever national conference organized by the Canadian Jewish community. “Pushing the Boundaries: Disability, Inclusion & Jewish Community,” held in Toronto from April 15 to 17, discussed how to remove the many social, economic and physical barriers faced by Jews with disabilities.
The conference, sponsored by the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, UJA Federation of Toronto, and other organizations, spotlighted Canadian and Israeli programs and organizations working on disability issues. Equally important, it allowed around 150 people, with a variety of expertise and lived experience, to begin an overdue discussion. [Read more…]