Access & Inclusion
Congregation Kehillath Israel and our entire Campus family are committed to welcoming all members of our community.
Our new construction is ADA compatible, with ramp and elevator access throughout the building.
Congregation Kehillath Israel is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive place for all. The Inclusion Committee seeks to facilitate the full participation of people of all abilities in synagogue life, promote sensitivity to diverse populations, and cultivate a culture of inclusion at KI. To advance this mission and serve the broad KI community, we help ensure the provision of accommodations, create programming and opportunities for engagement, and liaison with other organizations focused on inclusion.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, requests, or would like to become more involved in the Inclusion Committee.
Below are links to resources for individuals with disabilities or who are in need of information about inclusion.
Jewish Online Resources
- Disability Inclusion Learning Center by the URJ
- Inclusion Innovations: Turning good intentions into inclusive faith communities
- Jewish Abilities Alliance
- Jewish Camp Inclusion Resources
- Jewish Deaf Congress advocates for Jewish accessibility on behalf of the Jewish Deaf Community
- Jewish Inclusion, RespectAbility
- Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism – Disability Rights through a Reform Jewish perspective
- The Ruderman Family Foundation website includes the undated information about news and events and the blog Zeh Lezeh (For One Another), Slingshot, a resource for volunteers, activists and donors looking for new opportunities and projects in the Jewish community, has a guide specifically dedicated to disabilities and inclusion
- The New Normal blog from The New York Jewish Week
- Addiction Prevention Resources provide by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
- Yad HaChazakah: The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center
Additional Online Resources
- National Disability Institute (NDI)
- Brainline – focus on economic issues for individuals with disabilities – a national multimedia resource for preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Nami: National Alliance on Mental Illness – Montgomery County Virginia
- Independence Now – the Center for Independent Living
- CHADD – The National Resource on ADHD
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance website
- Institute on Disability/UCED
- TLC – The Treatment and Learning Centers
- Madison House Autism Foundation
- Cerebral Palsy Guide
- Cerebral Palsy Group
We are very proud to have as one of our pillar partners, New England Yachad.
Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities is a thriving global organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. Their inclusive design aims to ensure persons with diverse abilities their rightful place within the Jewish community, while helping to educate and advocate for a greater understanding, acceptance, outreach, and a pro-disability attitude
For more information on New England Yachad, please contact: