Jewish Disability Inclusion Resources

Sukkot, Ushpizin, and Disability Inclusion
Is Your Sukkah Wheelchair Accessible?
There have been several times when we arrived at a friend’s sukkah only to find the doorway too narrow to enter.
High Holiday Jewish Inclusion Guide
What you need to know to make Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur an inclusive experience for everyone.
26 Ways to Be Inclusive in Synagogue
Simple changes to your thought, speech, and action can go a long way to making another person feel like they truly belong.
Five Ways to Make Your Synagogue More Accessible
Your building can become more accessible without costing a lot of money. Here are several ways to make practical accommodations.
Seven Things You Should Know About Building, Parking, and Grounds Accessibility
Parking spaces, signs, access and other things to have in mind.
Five Ways to Improve Accessibility at Your Jewish Community Social Events
How do you reach out to community members to include them in activities at your Chabad House?
Six Things You Should Know About Assistive Technology
Assistive technology is any kind of technology that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability.
Five Things You Should Know About Service Animals
Some people with disabilities rely on trained service animals to assist them in everyday life.
Jewish Community Disability Inclusion Checklist
Have a look at this list and see how well your organization scores. Then try it again in a few months, and see how much you’ve improved.
How to Create Seating Space for People Who Use Wheelchairs
Often people who use wheelchairs are seated in the aisles or in the back of the sanctuary.
How to Make Your Synagogue More Inclusive at No Cost
Making your congregation an inclusive place for all people doesn’t need to cost a penny.
How to Make Your Congregation More Inclusive on a Tight Budget
You may not have the budget to reinvent your entire center, but there are some very simple changes that can go a long way.
How to Organize an Inclusion Committee in a Jewish Community
How do you take your good intentions about inclusion and turn them into actions? Here are some strategies.
How to Welcome People by Communicating Accessibility
Letting people know that they can contact you to request an accommodation lets them know that they are welcome.
Disability Etiquette
You may be asking yourself, “What do I say to someone who has a disability? I don’t want to say or do something that might be hurtful or disrespectful.”
Inclusion Event Guide
Make an event that will be enjoyable for everyone.
How to Create a Fragrance Free Environment in Your Synagogue
Did you know there is a growing number of people who can become ill by being exposed to fragrances worn by others?
How to Create an Inclusive Jewish Community
We can raise awareness and support people with disabilities in our communities by incorporating practices that stress the importance of belonging.
How to Communicate That You Are Inclusive Via Your Website
How to let everyone know that your community is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment.
Camp Training Manual for Counselors and Staff
This training packet contains a number of valuable and effective activities and exercises that will help camp staff understand the importance of including every camper in the day to day life at camp.
Camp Administration Guide for Inclusion of Campers with Disabilities
Summer camp is a remarkable place for children to learn to work and play together in a relaxed environment. Unlike school where the focus is on academic learning, inclusive camps can increase independence, resourcefulness and social skills. There are opportunities for campers with and without disabilities to develop friendships, lifelong social skills and participate in activities together.
Practical Ideas for Inclusive Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
There are many types of accomodations that you can implement. Being creative can help you arrive at solutions that are appropriate. The important thing to remember is that a Bar or Bat Mitzvah child who has a disability will come to this important passage and find personal meaning in it. We must create opportunities that nurture the growth and development of our children.
Inclusion, Belonging and the High Holidays
Many rabbis speak about inclusion from the pulpit or create an opportunity to talk about it at other points.
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