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Annual Phyllis Ringel Lecture shines a light on palliative care

Have you heard of the term “palliative care”? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. 

“One of the reasons I started my consulting practice was because 99 times out of 100, when I asked people I knew who were facing serious illnesses if they had been offered options for palliative care…

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch honors JFS’s ‘busy bees’

Dozens of volunteers packed into the JFS board room on April 3 for a beautiful brunch in appreciation of the time and talents they give to JFS and its clients.

“You have made our community stronger and more connected. We couldn’t be as far reaching with our programs if it wasn’t for o…

10 tips for including people with disabilities in your seder

By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

With Passover shortly upon us, it’s easy to hold a seder where all guests — with and without disabilities — feel welcomed, respected, and have fun. However, with all the sitting still and prayers, holidays can be somewhat challenging for people with ADHD. Mo…

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day takes on Washington

By Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook
JFS Clinical Coordinator & Resource Specialist

On Feb. 26, Rabbi Lauren Tuchman welcomed over 250 Jewish stakeholders to the 9th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) on Capitol Hill. Tuchman received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary…

Jewish community hosts conversation on disability inclusion

“It is important that everyone has a place at the table and knows that they are welcomed and loved.”

That is how Rabbi Michael Singer welcomed over 35 people assembled at Congregation Brith Sholom for an event entitled Community Conversations: Paying Attention to Disability on Feb. 24. …