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July Wiener writes about Ilana Ruskay-Kidd's plan to establish a pluralistic Jewish day school for children with learning and developmental delays. It would be the first of its kind in New York, and is believed to be the first stand-alone special-needs pluralistic Jewish day school in North America.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2013
Hidden Sparks recently unveiled the first part of a new Judaic studies curriculum at its sixth annual retreat, attended by 40 educators from 30 day schools in New York, New Jersey and Baltimore. The group, which addresses the needs of diverse learners, works to help Jewish educators discover, understand and support all the students in their classrooms, including those with learning difficulties.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2013
Do you know a child with special needs who would thrive in a Jewish education setting with innovative programming, small classes and plenty of individualized attention? Gateways: Access to Jewish Education of Boston is accepting applications for students in its Jewish Education Programs for the 2012-2013 school year!
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012
In this article, Howard Blas, Director of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England and a member of the inaugural cohort of the Jim Joseph Foundation Fellows – Leading Educators Online, describes the challenges, successes and benefits of an online Community of Practice for directors of eight Ramah overnight and day camps in the United States and Canada.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2011
Adam Dickter writes about families in the NYC area who are fed up with having to fight the system of Jewish day schools to ensure that their special needs children get a proper Jewish education. They feel that yeshivas and day schools have been reluctant to expand inclusion or explore creative new ways of integrating special-needs students.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
Gateways received a generous grant from the Slingshot Fund in October 2009. This video is their mid-year report to Slingshot, using the Flip Video Camera they received at the time. The grant and the camera are helping them to document programs, materials and resources for future use. The video documents the use of visual strategies in several of Gateways' Jewish educational programs.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2010
Registration is now underway for the Second Annual GISHA Conference 'Teaching Hebrew to Diverse Learners: From Concept to Classroom,' on Sunday, April 25 to Monday, April 26, hosted by the Center for Jewish Special Education at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA. Sessions will be appropriate for those teaching at all levels in day school and supplemental schools, from elementary students who are just beginning Hebrew to high school students who are studying rabbinic texts.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2010
This year's Jewish special education conference - GISHA (Good Ideas Supporting Hebrew Access) will be held on Sunday-Monday, April 25-26, 2010 at Boston's Hebrew College, and will explore the topic, 'Hebrew for Diverse Learners: From Concept to Classroom.' Submissions for presentation at the conference are welcome from all those interested and involved in research in Jewish special education on topics of relevance to the theme of this year's conference.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
Boston is one of the few communities to have achieved across-the-board integrated education within existing schools for the overwhelming majority of Jewish children with special needs in its area. In fact, more than 500 special-needs children will be learning inside no less than 12 of Boston’s Jewish schools this year.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2009
'Our Way' of Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities makes available various resources in print for use of parents and educators of Jewish deaf and hard of hearing. Signs of the Seder and The Shabbat Manual in Sign include key signs for the Passover Seder and Shabbat observance. Through their illustrations and comprehensive explanations, the booklets’ goal is to enhance the religious observance of the Jewish Deaf Community and to enable them to play a more active role in their family or community Jewish holiday ceremonies.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009