Saving for Children with Varying Abilities

By Ben Temin, Career Coach for the JCS Career Center Ask most parents to make a list of things they want to do for their children, and saving for the future will surely make the top 10.  While many open […]

April 18th, 2019 - submitted by

Moms and Dads with Kids of Varying Abilities: Vacation is in your Future

By Beth Land Hecht, LCSW-C Recently, I did something I never thought possible. My husband and I took a week-long vacation without our adult children.  The weather was amazing, and the beach was beautiful. The trip was nothing short of […]

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I’m Not Waiting For Halacha To Catch Up With Queer Rights

I’m in the middle of a talk with a mentor who is trying to help me explain the work I do.  I’m an orthodox Jew building a Jewish community, and one that focuses particularly on out-of-the-box thinkers and identities who tend […]

April 4th, 2019 - submitted by

Three couples marry in Washington. In Israel, it would be illegal.

All three were now legally wed, in the eyes of Jewish tradition and of the United States — a wedding that none of them could have in their native country. “Israel is the only democracy that doesn’t give all Jews […]

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What it’s Really Like to Fly as a Wheelchair User

(CNN) — Fear of flying is far from unusual, but I struggle with the lesser-known fear of flying logistics. It’s common knowledge among wheelchair users that there’s more to successful completion of a safe, comfortable flight than taking off smoothly and […]

February 28th, 2019 - submitted by
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A bat mitzvah girl debuts a new way for blind Jews to participate in an ancient tradition

Batya Sperling Milner, who is blind, spent months preparing for her orthodox Jewish bat mitzvah. She rehearsed her ceremony on Jan. 9, thanks to new technology. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) It turned out that reading Torah in a service — and […]

January 16th, 2019 - submitted by

Should You Disclose your Disability in a Job Interview?

Helpful knowledge regarding whether or not to disclose your disability during a job interview from Andrea Fenwick, career coach with the Jewish Community Services Career Center. Video –  JCS Career Coach   Please follow and like us:Favorite

April 27th, 2018 - submitted by

What Can We Do About the Culture of Hate?

We’re all against hate, right? We agree it’s a problem — their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate — some of us in subtle ways, others in obvious ones. As she confronts […]

April 2nd, 2018 - submitted by

Exclusion On The Menu

Dear Dinner Committee Member, Thank you in advance for your time. I commend you on your commitment to (fill in the blank with name of your Jewish organization). Every volunteer in the Jewish community is a gift, and organizing a […]

April 2nd, 2018 - submitted by

Is God Transgender?

By Mark Sameth Aug. 12, 2016 In the 1970s a cousin of mine, Paula Grossman, became one of the first people in America to undergo sex-reassignment surgery. As Paul Monroe Grossman, Cousin Paula had been a beloved music teacher in New […]

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