Mark Your Calendar with These Special Events in 5779/2018-2019
FEBRUARY IS JEWISH DISABILITY AWARENESS AND INCLUSION MONTH
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE DISABILITY INCLUSION AND AWARENESS WEEKEND FEBRUARY 8-10, 2019
Shabbat Speaker: Matan Koch, “Igniting a Fire for Universal Inclusion”
Saturday, February 9
Matan is a speaker, educator, lawyer, and consultant and disability advocate. His lifelong history of disability advocacy began at age four with a presentation to several hundred young people, continued with a term as the president of Yale University's student disabilities community, and reached its most recent high point with his appointment by President Barack Obama to the National Council on Disability, for a term which concluded in 2014. Matan will speak during Shabbat services and then have a question and answer session with congregants after Kiddush.
ReelAbilities Prefestival - “Ain’t No Mountain”
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
Sunday, February 10 | 4:00 p.m.
Join Agudas Achim and Beth El Hebrew Congregation as we join forces for a ReelAbilities Prefestival showing of “Ain’t No Mountain.” This film documents the largest ever expedition of climbers with disabilities as they attempt to reach the peak of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Our shlicha, Miri Bernovsky, will lead a discussion after the film. The film is being cosponsored by the Agudas Achim Disability Inclusion Committee, the Agudas Achim Israeli Movie Club, the Beth El Hebrew Congregation Inclusion Committee, and the Beth El Brotherhood.