February is Jewish Disability Awareness and inclusion Month—formerly Jewish Disability Awareness Month.
Which means that every time this month that I pop into FaceBook, Twitter, or other social gathering places—not to mention the many times I connect with friends at shul and elsewhere—I am incredibly conscious of my role as educator on behalf of the disability cause.
But, really, isn’t that my role as Yismehu Director? And as blogger, Hebrew teacher, and temple member?
In fact, you might say that any time I have an alliyah, chant Torah, read announcements on Friday evening, attend a committee or membership meeting, participate in Torah study, teach anything to anybody anywhere, step inside Target, , or simply drop by a friend’s home for coffee I am a walking-talking lesson on disability and inclusion.
The reasons are pretty obvious:
** I am blind. So I cannot appreciate facial expressions and your lovely smile. In…
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