Shemesh News

Handling Hectic Holidays – A Survival Guide

 

By Dr. Aviva Weisbord, Executive Director, SHEMESH

The Yamim Tovim coming up – Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah – are beautiful, inspiring, meaningful and quite challenging for parents and children.  Schedules are out the window, meals are later than usual, bedtime …

Inclusion In the Jewish Community

The Jewish Leadership Institute on Disabilities and Inclusion taught us all the importance of advocacy. I am going to Washington, D.C., to advocate for legislation to help people with disabilities. My new awareness has spurred me to mention at board meetings and committee meetings that we…

Classroom Inclusion for Children With Disabilities

The other day I was sitting in a classroom where one student with rather significant disabilities was integrated for an Ivrit (Hebrew) lesson. Here’s what she didn’t do: she didn’t answer any of the teacher’s questions, she didn’t repeat any of the words in Hebrew the teacher was…