Disability Issues

Summer Camp in Jerusalem

Posted on August 27, 2014

This summer, with the help of Skilled Volunteers for Israel, I had the opportunity to work at Camp Shutaf, an inclusion camp for kids with special needs. A few things struck me right away.  It is well-organized like an American camp, but the staff is also able to go with the flow very well, which Continue Reading »

Accomplishing Something in 3 Short Weeks

Posted on August 1, 2014

Recently, I spent three weeks in Jerusalem living, learning and volunteering. I spent the mornings studying Talmud at the Conservative Yeshiva.  Three afternoons a week I worked on helping plan a fundraising exhibition with Shutaf, an organization with a mission to . The other two I spent working at Mercaz KLASS, helping a teenager with Continue Reading »

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Inclusion for All!

Posted on September 18, 2013

I was really thrilled this summer to come to Israel: it’s not my first trip there (my 8th, actually) nor is it the first time I volunteered in this country…. but everything’s always new and exciting in life in general and in Israel in particular! This time, I’d been in contact with Skilled Volunteers for Continue Reading »

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