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JDC-Tevet, a partnership with the Israeli government for the advancement and inclusion into the Israeli workforce of vulnerable populations — Arab-Israelis, ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jews, women, people with disabilities, Ethiopian immigrants, workers over 45, and other disadvantaged citizens, is one of many private and public initiatives training underemployed populations to address a shortage of skilled workers for Israel’s burgeoning high-tech arena. Many experts believe the gap can and should be filled domestically.
Updated: May. 30, 2018
It’s Off to Work We Go: Attitude Toward Disability at Vocational Training Programs at Jewish Summer Camps
Baglieri and Shapiro (2012) argue that considering attitudes toward disability is an important step toward building a more inclusive society. This study examines attitudes toward disability of staff members of vocational and independent living skills programs for young adults with disabilities in four Jewish summer camps. McDermott and Varenne’s (1995) three approaches for understanding disability were used to examine staff attitudes. Concrete instantiations of all three approaches were found during site visits and interviews at the camps. Implications for the continued development of inclusive educational opportunities in the Jewish community are discussed.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2017
URJ Camp Coleman is pleased to announce the creation of the Chadash program for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, ages 18-24, who seek the opportunity to participate in the joy of a URJ Camp community. The Chadash program is a transitional step between our camper aged programs and our adult staff community. Chadash will provide vocational training in a supervised work setting along with an opportunity for the participants to join in a wide range of recreational, social, and educational components of camp life.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2014
Andrea Rose Cheatham Kasper, outlines her award winning proposal for the establishment of Yadaim, The Academy of Applied Academics. Yadaim, is an exciting and dynamic re-imagination of vocational schooling and relevant, engaging Jewish education, creating opportunities for students of many talents to find a place to develop and grow while offering them a myriad of potential career paths.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2012
Recently, the only professional kosher cooking school in North America opened its doors. The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in Flatbush, Brooklyn is offering a six-week intensive basic course in cooperation with the continuing education department of Kingsborough Community College.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008