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JDAM 2015 Roundup

2015 Jewish Disability Awareness Month just finished- and what a month! Programs across North America, new initiatives announced, many many posts and articles and plenty of tweets on Twitter! 486 more words

Disabilities Trends

Housefather "gives back" and tops the medalists at JCC Indoor TrYathlon for special needs

At the recent TrYathlon community fundraiser for kids with special needs sports enthusiast and champion swimmer, Anthony Housefather, Mayor of Cote Saint Luc and Liberal Candidate for Mount Royal riding showed everyone why he is the reigning… 111 more words

Anthony Housefather

Celebrating Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month

I recently finished reading Ora Horn Prouser’s book Esau’s Blessing: How the Bible embraces those with Special Needs.  While the book focuses mainly on Esau’s story, several other characters from the Bible are portrayed. 539 more words

A Ring of Peace

Last week, more than 1,000 Muslims formed a “ring of peace” outside Oslo’s main synagogue offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community following an attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen. 75 more words

Jewish community in Lawrence plans Torah welcoming

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Jewish community in Lawrence and the University of Kansas is planning a ceremony Sunday to mark the end of the writing of a sacred Torah. 287 more words


Justice for Strathfield Synagogue

Strathfield Rabbi left homeless and penniless after the land his beloved Synagogue lived was taken and and sold on for commercial gain. The Synagogue Board of Directors threw Samuel Tov-Lev out onto the streets in order to sell the land. 687 more words

Dr Joseph De Varda

Rod Nordland: Persecution Defines Life for Yemen’s Remaining Jews

New York Times: About all that remain of Yemen’s ancient and once vibrant Jewish community are untended cemeteries, dramatic hillside ghetto villages of thousand-year-old stone houses and a few people like Abraham Jacob and his extended family. 95 more words