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This is an initiative bringing together interfaith leaders from across the Greater Boston area to promote inclusion in alltypes of religious communities. Building networks and sharing resources, clergy and laypeople come together to learn best practices and get motivated to make inclusion of people with disabilities a top priority in their churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples.
A biannual conference of international scope, bringing 1,000 people from around the world and across sectors to focus on inclusion in all facets of life. Attendees, speakers, and volunteers will come together to learn, network, exchange best practices, and get motivated to promote full inclusion in all aspects of life. In 2017 the content will include over 15 panels and plenaries, on the topics of education, healthcare, housing, government services, policy, advocacy, social justice, the arts, technology, employment, and more. www.inclusion2017.org
Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program: In 2013, RFF partnered with the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University. This program develops leadership capacity for Brandeis undergraduates with an interest in disability issues. Participants complete an internship at a disability organization, take courses in Disability Policy, and work with Brandeis faculty to complete a research project related to disability and social justice. For more information, please visit: http://heller.brandeis.edu/letter/index.html
Kulanu Circle Hebrew School: In line with its deep commitment to inclusive Jewish education, the Ruderman Family Foundation has partnered with the Friendship Circle of Miami to support Kulanu Circle Hebrew school. Kulanu Circle is the only inclusion-based Sunday Hebrew school currently meeting the needs of Jewish children with disabilities in Miami. The Friendship Circle offers Jewish education to all children regardless of ability, providing Bar Mitzvah education and training so that all children who want to, and are eligible to become a Bar Mitzvah, are able to participate. For more information about Kulanu Circle, please go to: http://www.friendshipcirclemiami.org/templates/youth/article_cdo/aid/1950693/jewish/The-Kulanu-Circle-at-the-Chabad-of-Kendall-Pinecrest.htm