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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
The GISHA conference (Good Ideas Supporting Hebrew Access), to be held at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA, between April 26-27, will focus on how to help students with special needs to learn and use Hebrew reading skills in a variety of educational settings. Leading Jewish special education researchers and educators who specialize in Hebrew language will be presenting.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2009
The Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County has launched a program that aims to make special education consultancy services available to every area synagogue religious school. The project opened on Jan. 18, 2009 with a professional development conference for school administrators and teachers. At the conference, held at the East Brunswick Jewish Center, 50 attending educators were given tips for adapting their curricula and other approaches for integrating special-needs children in their programs.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
Born in 2006 from a merger of Etgar L’Noar, a school for children with medium to acute special needs, and The Jewish Special Education Collaborative, Gateways offers a supplemental Hebrew School Program and Jewish Day SchoolProgram for those in the Boston area who are moderately or severely disabled.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2008
The 4th volume in PEJE's series on 'Noteworthy Practices in Jewish Day School Education' describes 22 schools and programs that serve diverse learners in day schools. This publication, produced in collaboration with the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston, draws together current information about noteworthy special education programs to meet the needs of professional and lay leaders, teachers and parents.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
The Eli and Bessie Cohen Summer Institutes provide academic courses for exploring Jewish texts, building Hebrew language skills or improving teaching methods. Intensive courses allow for completing a semester of work within a condensed two-or four-week time frame. The Jewish Special Education Institute and NETA Institute for Hebrew Language Educators offer focused coursework leading to completion of certificate programs.
Updated: Jun. 04, 2008