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Mr. Rogers helping Jeff Erlanger with breakfast of scrambled eggs

Learn why Jeff Erlanger’s 1981 visit to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in his electric-powered wheelchair was Fred Rogers’ “most treasured time on the set.”

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Rubins vase as described in this article

Our realities are, to a degree, relative.

Chris Harrison
People protesting at the US Capitol holding signs that says EVERYBODYS GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE

We cannot pretend that these enormous gains for the few are not creating massive suffering and dangerous resentment among the many. 

Rabbi Kenneth Chasen
Senator Tammy Duckworth greets smiling advocates in attendance at Jewish Disability Advocacy Day in Washington DC

I am so grateful for the experience I had at JDAD 2018, and I am inspired by the unique approach the Jewish community takes to advocacy on these complex issues.

Sylvia Levy
US Capitol building against a cloudy blue sky

 

Legislation that creates waiting periods for people with disabilities to exert their rights is unacceptable.

Jonah Baskin
Red and white life preserver with rope against sunny, blue sky with white clouds

I recently reconnected with my rabbi from Brooklyn after I was reminded of what a lifeline she was to me and my family after disability entered our lives.

Joan Hocky
Handwritten sign reading DISABILITY RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS

Discussions about health care are consuming Washington, D.C. as lawmakers have introduced major legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and implement a new proposal that would make drastic changes to health care coverage.

Nathan Bennett
Little girl from behind wearing superhero cape

This Purim, we recognize modern-day heroes for their courage, chutzpah, integrity, goodness, and – most of all – for inspiring us all to #BeLikeEsther.

Deborah Rood Goldman
Smiling woman leans over two employees at laptop as if to help them with their work

It’s easy to say you want to hire someone with disabilities, but how do you go about it? For me, it’s been trial and error rooted in the philosophy that the best way to accommodate someone is to listen to what they need, and not make any assumptions.

Dana Marlowe
Basket of different kinds of eggs

Although it’s age-appropriate for young children to question physical similarities and differences, it’s important for us to teach them that it’s what’s inside that matters.

Sarah Koffler

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