Camp Ramah’s Tikvah Staff at the Heart of the Post-GA Disability Inclusion Initiative!
Our Tikvah Director, Howard Blas, recently authored a guest blog at Kolot Ramah, entitled “Tikvah Staff Alumni at the Post-GA Disability Inclusion Initiative.” Here’s an excerpt:
When Shelley Cohen and Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi returned to their bus after their tour of Camp Ramah in New England, they knew they had to bring the issue of inclusion of people with disabilities to a much larger audience. They had just participated in a three-day bus tour for funders of summer camps for children with disabilities sponsored by the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Funders Network. Shelley and Jennifer, two energetic, visionary women, who had only first met on that bus, immediately went to work. Astonishingly, in under three months, they managed to assemble nearly 150 people from every part of the Jewish disabilities world for a conference entitled, “Opening Abraham’s Tent: The Disability Inclusion Initiative,” which took place in Baltimore, Maryland following the recent Jewish Federations of North America‘s 2012 General Assembly.