inclusion

Don’t Deny Differences in the Name of Inclusion By Avi Ganz | February 24, 2021 As we approach Purim and take our annual look at its exciting tale, we meet the recently-exiled Jewish nation feeling out of sorts and unwanted, basically just doing their best to fit in. Some nine years after participating in the …

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Ohr Torah Stone Gap-Year Program Will Participate at Frisch Israel Night By JLNJ Staff | November 14, 2019 With gap-year program recruitment season launching in just a few short weeks, Ohr Torah Stone’s (OTS) Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, which provide dynamic Israel study programs for students with special needs, for the first time …

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Darkaynu girls

Why I’m excited for Israel Night Avi Ganz | The Times Of Israel | 13/11/19 It’s mid-November.  College application season.  High school seniors everywhere are scrambling to get paperwork together, essays written, fees paid, and, most of all, target schools identified.  Is it too academic?  Not academic enough? How’s campus life?  How’s my degree program? …

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The Pesach Seder: A Paradigm of Inclusion Avi Ganz | The Times Of Israel | 17/04/19 One of the more well-known passages in the Passover Haggadah speaks of the ‘Four Sons’, in reference to whom, the Torah enjoins us to engage with our children on the Seder Night.  In quoting the verses which instruct us to engage …

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Ariel and Eitan Wernick 2018

What is inclusion? Avi Ganz | The Times Of Israel | 04/03/19 “Do you know the joy of friendship, of caring and of love? Somehow I get the feeling that you do. Then we are not so different, we are very much the same… You do know who I am… I’m just like you -Abie …

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An Accessible Gap Year For Youth With Disabilities Darkaynu gives students with disabilities an Israel gap-year trip of a lifetime BY JENNIFER LASZLO MIZRAHI – January 11, 2018 For many Jewish young adults, a gap year in Israel is a rite of passage. It can be a critical part of their personal growth and engagement with the Jewish people. …

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“On Integration, Adaptation, Comfort Zones, and what is just beyond them” by Avi Ganz 09/3/2015 Years ago, it was widely accepted that any person who was noticeably different (religious belief, skin color, intelligence, mannerisms, etc.) was incapable of integrating into the mainstream.  What was done with these minorities depended on geography, socio-political norms and more, but the …

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On Rosh Chodesh Adar, Ohr Torah Stone’s  Jacob Sapirstein High School for Boys in Ramot, Jerusalem, ran a Purim carnival for 150 children with disabilities and limited mobility from the “Kav L’Chaim” organization. This is the ninth year in a row that the pupils have partnered with Kav L’Chaim. “We view these informal activities through …

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