By Adam Bronstone
Each month, the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee will highlight a program in our community, or with one of our partner organizations in greater Nashville, that is providing a service for those with disability inclusion needs so that everyone in this community can feel that they belong. Programs to be highlighted include, but are not limited to, the inclusion programs at Akiva School and the Gordon Jewish Community Center’s Camp Davis, the resources available at programs such as Saddle Up!, And Our Place, new infrastructure at Congregation Sherith Israel and The Temple, as well as readily available inclusion-accessible materials at Chabad of Nashville and Vanderbilt Hillel.
The big news this month is the new disability inclusion-specific webpage of the Jewish Federation. Visit www.jewishnashville.org/specialneeds and community members can now find resources and grant opportunities for organizations and individuals that are easy to understand, and submit an application for funding. The webpage is being updated frequently with additional information, including a list of areas of expertise by the members of the Federation’s Inclusion Committee. For more information on the webpage and its resources, and how to become involved in community disability inclusion activities, contact Adam Bronstone, Director of Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.