Whole Community Inclusion

Whole Community Inclusion

From Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

A signature initiative of Jewish Learning Venture, Whole Community Inclusion strives to ensure that every family raising Jewish children with disabilities are warmly welcomed and included in Jewish community.

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Update #7

5 months ago

THANK YOU to each one of you for supporting our campaign! We are so delighted that your help has allowed us to reach our JDAIM campaign goal.

We hope that you will stay connected to Whole Community Inclusion and reach out to us to support your inclusion efforts!

Learn more at http://jewishlearningventure.org/empoweringinstitutions/wci.

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All donations will be generously matched by the Lasko Family Foundation! 

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). During this important month of learning, advocacy, and work for greater inclusion, YOU can make a difference for children with disabilities by supporting Whole Community Inclusion today. 

During JDAIM, help us raise $10,000 towards the Lasko Family Foundation matching grant of $25,000. 

Based on national statistics, we estimate* that there are well over 7,000 children with disabilities in the Philadelphia Jewish community. While many important strides have been made to meet this tremendous need, we know that there are still thousands of families in the greater Philadelphia community who have not found support for their children's needs in Jewish communal spaces. 

Jewish Learning Venture's Whole Community Inclusion (WCI) works tirelessly to advocate for and serve children with disabilities in the Jewish community. Your gift will be generously matched dollar for dollar by the Lasko Family Foundation. Contributions will go toward programs for families, professional development for educators and clergy, and one-on-one consultations for professionals and parents. 

*This estimate is based on national statistics that show 20% of the population are individuals with disabilities. 

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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #7

THANK YOU to each one of you for supporting our campaign! We are so delighted that your help has allowed us to reach our JDAIM campaign goal.

We hope that you will stay connected to Whole Community Inclusion and reach out to us to support your inclusion efforts!

Learn more at http://jewishlearningventure.org/empoweringinstitutions/wci.

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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #6

We are only $732 away from our goal!

Tomorrow is the last day of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion month and we're hopeful that we can reach our goal.

We are so grateful for your support.

You can help us reach our goal by posting our campaign on your social media and sharing with friends why disability inclusion is important to you.

Thank you!

PS: Check out this album of our JDAIM events:
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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #5

"What would the world look like if we got to know people before we judged them based on appearances?"

During Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month, we've been asking this question to kids, teens and parents; to people with disabilities and their families; to rabbis, cantors and educators. We've created lesson plans and an online art gallery to raise awareness about disability inclusion--in our classrooms, in our sanctuaries, in our neighborhoods and homes.

YOUR support of our work has been amazing--thank you! We are now less than $2,000 from our goal and we believe we can pass $10,000 (all of which will be matched by the Lasko Family Foundation).

Please help us get there by posting our campaign on your social media one time...we know that folks need to be reminded several times to give. Every effort has helped us tremendously and we're grateful!

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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #4

We had an incredible President's day morning hosting a sensory-friendly access event with the National Museum of American Jewish History. What made it extra special is that an ASL interpreter was present so that when George Washington read a story, kids who use ASL could understand.

Please help us keep these programs going strong! We're REALLY close to $6,000~every gift is greatly appreciated and will help us get to our $10k goal! Posting this campaign to your social media will help us reach more people who care about inclusion.

Thank YOU!
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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #3

Thank you so much, supporters! Because of YOU we've reached 50% of our goal!

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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #2

We've reached more than 25% of our goal! Thank you to all of our supporters who have helped us to get here. Please continue to support this important cause and share it with your friends.

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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #1

We've hit 10% of our goal! Thank YOU so much for your support! Please be sure to share with family and friends!

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