My House shall be called a House of Prayer for all people
(Isaiah 56:7)

Synagogue Council is committed to full inclusion for people with special needs and varied abilities. We are proud to partner with organizational leaders in the field, including Yachad, Gateways, CJP, and the Ruderman Family Foundation. We urge you to attend these important upcoming programs.

The Campus
384 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
November 10, 2019 

We welcome all synagogues and their congregants to this conference, addressing the issues of Isolation and Loneliness in the Community. Even with the best intentions, it's sometimes hard to make everyone feel included. RSIP will be presenting two sessions intended specifically for the synagogue community: 
True Inclusion through an Autism Lens: Making Communities Welcoming for Everyone
Lead Panelist: Brenda Dater - AANE
Leo Rotman - Yachad
Rabbi Benjamin Samuels - Shaarei Tefilah
Michael Palmer - Flutie Foundation
WORKSHOP: Strategies for   Synagogue Inclusion
Sandy Gold - Gateways 
There are discounts provided for multiple people from an organization as follows: $65 for a single participant, $50 for two from the same organization and $40 for groups of three or more. This includes lunch, breaks and entrance to a performance by the Me/2 Orchestra at the end of the day.
We welcome you to join us in making this an aspirational, informative and moving day to remember. 
For more information and to register: 

Sweet Sounds

Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St.
Newton, MA 02459
November 24, 2019 4pm-6:30pm

Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project
Annual Fall Dinner and Workshop

Thursday, December 5 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward Street
Newton, MA 02459

Featuring Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson

Dear Friend,

I hope you can join our annual dinner and workshop, where we'll welcome members of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) Cohort as well as our alumni and friends of RSIP for a night of inspiration and practical guidance.

We are thrilled to welcome prominent scholar  Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson  as our keynote speaker. He will speak on "My House Shall Be A House For All People." Weaving together Jewish wisdom and life experience as the father of a son with autism, Rabbi Artson will explore how we might create a world that is closer to paradise - a place that welcomes everyone as they are. Rabbi Artson holds the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean's Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and is Vice President of American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

We will also hear from  Sharon Shapiro , Trustee of the Ruderman Family Foundation.

This year, we will present four exciting concurrent workshops:
  • Strategies for Synagogue Inclusion - led by Rebecca Redner and Mia Hyman of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
  • Autism 101: What Congregations Can Do to Be More Inclusive - led by Sandy Gold of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
  • Mental Health, Happiness, and Strategies for Resilience - led by Daniel Jackson, Professor of Computer Science at MIT, photographer and author of Portraits of Resilience
  • Youth on the Margins - led by Idit Klein, President and CEO of Keshet; Rabbi Suzie Jacobson of Temple Israel; and Paul Hyry-Dermith, Ed.D., Director of the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health's Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (BRYT) program.
Read more details about these workshops.

A light dinner will be served.  Dietary laws will be observed.

Please register by November 20. Space is limited.

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