An Accessible Bat Mitzvah – Talkback With 13-Year-Old Disability Rights Advocate
In case you missed it, enjoy this inspiring conversation featuring Gavi Engel-Yan, a 13-year-old disability advocate and activist from Ontario, Canada. Gavi was born with a rare neuromuscular condition called nemaline myopathy causing her to be in a wheelchair and affects her speaking voice.
Gavi dedicated her bat mitzvah to advocating for accessibility in the Jewish world. During this virtual talkback, she addressed the joys and oy’s preparing for this milestone in her Jewish life and how she overcame barriers as a young Jewish girl with disabilities trying to participate in Jewish communal life.
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Messy Day At The J: Sensory Friendly Edition
We loved welcoming our community to get in on the mess! Families enjoyed kinetic sand, slime, shaving cream, face and finger paints and much more. While this program is fun for the whole family, it also offers a space for children to step away from the mess and find a quiet zone with fidgets and noise cancelling headphones. We hope you’ll join us for our next Messy Day!