Related Blog Posts on Living with Disabilities

Bring Your Words to Life: Making Online Worship Accessible

Sheri Denkensohn-Trott
I write about International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2021) as a quadriplegic wheelchair user and as a Jewish woman accustomed to advocating for physical inclusion in places of worship. I am all too familiar with common barriers to access and have offered potential solutions.

JDAIM 2016: Finding the Hidden Holiness in Our Communities

Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher, L.C.S.W.
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

As Jews, we know all people are created in the image of God, but seeing that Divine presence doesn’t happen simply because we wish it to be so. It takes intentionality to view each person, regardless of his or her differences, as unique and holy.