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Participate in Jewish Disability Awareness Month

February is Jewish Disability Awareness month and the St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative, facilitated by Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is joining other communities in recognizing and increasing the awareness of the needs, strengths, opportunities and challenges of people with disabilities in our Jewish communities throughout North America. The following events will take place…

Jewish Federation and Inclusion Initiative to offer Mini Grants

There are many barriers to active participation of Jewish individuals with disabilities in the Jewish community. To help eliminate some of these barriers, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, in partnership with the St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative, is proud to introduce a new program in which Jewish agencies, congregations and Jewish schools may apply…

Federation Seeks Intern for Karen Solomon Intern Initiative

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is proud to offer an important employment opportunity for individuals with disabilities. The Karen Solomon Intern Initiative, a program of the St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative, has created an internship for a young adult with disabilities designed to enhance job skills that can lead to meaningful employment. This 16…

Open Captioning Provided at Annual Meeting

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is pleased to announce that CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation), more commonly referred to as ‘open captioning,’ will be provided at the upcoming Annual Meeting on Monday, September 22. As an ongoing initiative, Federation is excited to lead the Jewish community in an effort to provide inclusive services at large events…

Therapeutic Horse Riding at Beit Uri

I wanted to share this update on Aviran, a beneficiary of Federation’s support of therapeutic horse riding at Beit Uri, a home for the developmentally disabled in Israel.  The folks at Beit Uri sent a lovely note of thanks to our community—so thanks to everyone who supported our annual campaign for transforming lives like these.  Andrew  …

St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative to Host 2014 Community Forum

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Community Inclusion Initiative is hosting a community forum for Jewish individuals with disabilities and their families on Sunday, June 29 at 2 pm at the Jewish Community Center Marilyn Fox Building, 16801 Baxter Road in Chesterfield. The event will give attendees an opportunity to participate in an open discussion…

Federation’s St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative and St. Louis Jewish Film Festival Present Film Screening and Resource Fair

“Praying with Lior” Screening and Disability Resource Fair Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Galleria 6 Cinema Resource Fair: 1pm Film Screening: 2pm Tickets: $8/adults, $5/children In an effort to educate, engage and bring together individuals with disabilities and their families, Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative and the St. Louis Jewish Film…

Staenberg Family Foundation Awards $60,000 in Anything Grants to Local Organizations

Funds will help 15 non-profits address critical operational issues  The Staenberg Family Foundation announces that 15 local Jewish organizations will be recipients of its Anything Grants, aimed at helping agencies and programs raise funds for a variety of needs. Although the Foundation originally planned on allocating $50,000 in grants, because of the quality of applications…

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Opens Disability Survey

Anyone with a disability or who has a child with a disability is encouraged to share opinions on resources in the St. Louis Jewish community Jewish Federation of St. Louis has developed a survey to assess the disability resources in place in the St. Louis Jewish community and the gaps that exist. Federation is asking that…