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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. …

Jewish community raises awareness about disability

What is “disability?” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were nearly 40 million Americans with a disability in 2015, representing 12.6 percent of the population. That estimate is 15-20 percent for the Jewish community. 

While a certain image may come to mind when we consider di…

"Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now" Week

The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongo…

JFS to spread Chanukah cheer across Lehigh Valley

Jewish Family Service has a busy schedule this Chanukah. The first big event is on Nov. 29, when Muhlenberg Hillel will bake cookies for Chanukah-themed goody bags, complete with gelt, dreidels, and cards. Some of the cards were decorated by volunteers and local children, and 20 were beautif…