NFTY actively promotes resources available from the URJ and others to help our communities to be more welcoming. Together we can use these resources to break down physical, communication, and attitudinal barriers, educate our communities on what accessibility and inclusion really mean, and reach out to Jews with disabilities and special needs.

February 2016 was the eighth annual Jewish Disability Awareness Month; it presented congregations with an opportunity to become truly welcoming. Together we can use this month to break down physical, communication, and attitudinal barriers, educate our communities on what accessibility and inclusion really mean, and reach out to Jews with disabilities.  In addition, please consult Jewish Federation of North America's resource guide and take action now to promote employment of people with disabilities.

Learn more about disability rights from the RAC

Jewish Disability Awareness Resources

Five Ways to be an Ally to People with Disabilities
Resource from the Union for Reform Judaism on welcoming those with disabilities and special needs.

Podcast: Special Needs

Inside the Mind Of... 
Program conducted in NFTY-MAR about disability awareness, in which participants have the opportunity to learn about life with a disability and examine Jewish text around disabilities.

Mitzvah Corps at URJ Kutz Camp
Kutz offers a unique camp program for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Every Soul Matters - Inclusion in the Jewish Community
At three years old, my daughter, Yael, stood in front of the mirror when she finally uttered her first independent sentence: "I see God."