Disability Rights

For Jewish Disability Awareness Month (February)

Read about how Rachel's congregation and Jewish community welcomed her daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder with open arms.

Check out the programs put on by past Or Ami award winners Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarai Shomayim of Lancaster, PA (2013) and Temple Shalom Sisterhood of Dallas, TX (2009) for more ideas on how to support and include community members with disabilities.

The Beth Am Women of Los Altos Hills, CA, and the Women of Temple Isaiah of Lafayette, CA have organized for many years to support families with adult children who suffer from chronic mental illness. In 2013 they created a support group guide and a training brochure for communicating with people with mental illness, for which they won the WRJ Pacific District Kavod Award

Resolutions & Statements

Advocacy Alerts

Resolutions & Statements

1987: Civil Rights Restoration Act

1985: Civil Rights Restoration Act

1977: Rights of Individuals

Advocacy Alerts

2012: End Violence Against Women, Living Wage, Rights of the Disabled

2012: Jewish Disability Awareness Month, Report on UN Statement on Persons with Disabilities, End Childhood Hunger