Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall 2012 edition of Connections

The Fall 2012 edition of Connections is now available! Read it here.

This edition focuses on Israel. Read about Taglit-Birthright Israel's renewed effort to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish community and solidarity with Israel for young people with special needs by providing specially designed trips to Israel, as well as one participant's reflections on the Jewish Federation's Centennial Mega Mission this past summer. Also included are resources for those interested in Israel travel, and a profile of an award winning program to employ people with disabilities in the Israeli government. This edition also features a report on the Spring into Action Conference from this past spring, a report on the consequences of recently approved state funding changes including new co-pays on some health services, and thoughts on the importance of inclusion by Rabbi Michael Werbow of Congregation Beth Shalom.