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Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024

Friday night: Romemu, 165 W. 105th Street, New York, NY 10025



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Sunday, February 17
 

8:45am

“I Have Worked and I Have Achieved” (BT Megillah 6a): In Search of Creative Business Opportunities for People with Disabilities
This session will present innovative job sites across the United States which train and employ people with disabilities.  Learn about Rising Tide Car Wash, Smiling with Hope Pizza, Luv Michael, Girl Again (American Girls ReSale Store), The Soul Café, and more. Hiring people with disabilities is good for people with disabilities, good for business and good for society! Find out how your business (small or large) can include people with disabilities.

Presenters
avatar for Howard Blas

Howard Blas

Howard Blas currently serves as director of the National Ramah Tikvah Network and of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in Northern Califonia. He has led five Tikvah Ramah Israel trips and three Shorashim Birthright Asperger trips. A social worker and special education teacher by training... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Room 6 (5th Floor)

10:00am

Is Inclusion Always Best for a Child with Special Needs?
A panel of local educators who have developed models of inclusion for children with special needs will face some tough questions. How do we persuade ambitious parents to recognize the benefits of more academically diverse classrooms? How do we make it a priority for educators to keep abreast of research on autism, ADHD, and related topics? How do we foster greater collaboration between teachers and parents, and general education and special education teachers? This will be a lively, enlightening session.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Steinhart

Michelle Steinhart

Michelle Steinhart is the Director of Inclusion at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY and is Mentor Coordinator and Director of Special Projects at Matan. She has been working in Jewish Education and Jewish Special Education for over twenty years in a variety of settings. Michelle... Read More →
avatar for Orley Garber

Orley Garber

After more than two decades teaching and learning in London, New York and Los Angeles, Orley Garber is taking her professional life in a new direction. Inspired by her six-year-old daughter, who has level one autism/ Aspergers, she is getting her special needs credential in California... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Soffer

Jordan Soffer

Jordan Soffer is the Rabbi-in-Residence at Carmel Academy. Originally from New York City, Jordan graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he studied Religion and Jewish Education. Jordan continued his studies at Yeshivat Maaleh Gilboa, Pardes Institute of Jewish... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Uhrman

Abigail Uhrman

Abigail Uhrman is an assistant professor of Jewish education in the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She lives in Huntington, NY with her husband, Israel Gordan, and three children, Noa, Eli, and Maya.
avatar for Howard Blas

Howard Blas

Howard Blas currently serves as director of the National Ramah Tikvah Network and of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in Northern Califonia. He has led five Tikvah Ramah Israel trips and three Shorashim Birthright Asperger trips. A social worker and special education teacher by training... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4 (5th Floor)

3:30pm

LGBTQ 101
Learn about the many terms used within the LGBTQ community and the resources available to obtain a better understanding of the diversity within sexual orientation and gender identity. This session is sponsored by Keshet.

Presenters
avatar for Aliza Orent

Aliza Orent

Aliza Orent is the Manager of Programming at the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). She holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MSW from the University of Michigan. She is a past fellow of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 1 & 2 (5th Floor)