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Heroic Efforts Needed To Change Special Needs Stereotype

sarina_roffeSarina Roffé
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Overcoming attitudes and stereotypes that pervade the Jewish community can be an uphill battle. Just ask Jay Ruderman and others who attended the recent Jewish Special Needs Funding Conference that he helped sponsor. All of them want to get past the community-created obstacles to their vision of inclusion for Jewish individuals with special needs.

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A sensitive reading of Torah for those with special needs

DrProuserby Johanna Ginsberg
NJJN Staff Writer
January 25, 2012

Consider Esau as a misunderstood kid with ADHD, instead of Jacob’s less-worthy twin. Review Samson’s behavior through the lens of a conduct disorder. Think about Jonah as an icon of depression.

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Upcoming Events at Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf

TBS_sisterhoodPurim Baking Mishloach Manot (Purim Bakets)
Friday, March 2nd
5.30pm

TAS Activities Center
Granada Hills, CA

Shabbat Service

Friday, March 16th
6pm Chapel

Granada Hills, CA

TBS Community Passover Seder

Saturday, April 7th
Airtel Plaza Hotel

Van Nuys, CA

Temple Beth Solomon of Deaf Sisterhood Golden Jubilee
The Sister Golden Jubilee at Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf in California is celebrating its 50th jubilee anniversary at Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood on April 22nd.

They welcome personal stories and experiences with the TBS Sisterhood for their "Memories Project!" Please send them to Sisterhood President Adele Podolsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Source: Congregation News, Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf

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