14 2015

Celebrating Inclusion: Opening Doors to Jewish Community

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, 02459

Contact Emalie C.

Featuring Judith Heumann
Special Advisor for International Disability Rights
U.S. State Department

CJP and the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project warmly invite you to join us in celebrating the diversity and abilities of our whole Jewish community. We’ll hear from inspiring speakers and connect with three local synagogue communities who are exploring new ways of including people of all abilities.

The Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project is working with Temple Emunah (Lexington), Congregation Shaarei Tefillah (Newton Centre) and Temple Beth Elohim (Wellesley). They have received grant funding and professional guidance to help make their own congregations welcoming and inclusive, while also sharing best practices and learnings with the wider community.

Elegant dessert reception will be served. Dietary laws will be observed.

There is no charge to attend this event but space is limited, so please let us know if you are able to join us. 

This event is mobility accessible. ASL interpreter available upon request. For more information or special accommodations, please contact Emalie at or call 617-457-8824.

Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She previously served as the Director for the Department on Disability Services for the District of Columbia, where she was responsible for the Developmental Disability Administration and the Rehabilitation Services Administration.

For more than 30 years, Heumann has been involved on the international front, working with disabled people’s organizations and governments around the world to advance the human rights of people with disabilities. She has helped to implement legislation at the national level for programs in special education, disability research, vocational rehabilitation and independent living. She also serves on the board for inclusion at Adas Israel.

Heumann graduated from Long Island University and received her masters in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. She has received multiple Honorary Doctorate degrees.