Inclusion in the Jewish Community

  • Inclusion is an attitude, a philosophy – not a program!
  • Inclusion is a right – not a favor or a trial period.
  • Inclusion is a life-long need.
  • Inclusion is a sense of belonging, being part of the Jewish community and being valued and respected as a contributing member.
  • Inclusion is accepting differences and responding to individual needs – person centered.
  • Inclusion gives people the permission to be themselves
  • Inclusion facilitates positive social interactions.
  • Inclusion offers opportunities and rewards for Jewish people with and without disabilities.
  • Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Inclusion in the Jewish community is the alignment of high values with everyday practice.