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Rosh Hashanah Making the holidays more inclusive

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Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:00 am

With the High Holidays just around the corner, Jews all over the world will be asking themselves how they can lead more meaningful and moral lives. Synagogue communities, too, will be asking themselves how they can become more holy and inclusive.

In my years of involvement with disability inclusion, I’ve observed that change often occurs because a rabbi, a professional or a lay leader understands the value of inclusion of all people and makes it a priority. If there ever was a time for leaders to step up to the plate and help their synagogues become more inclusive – to welcome diverse people with varying abilities and find a place for them in the community – it’s during the Days of Awe.

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