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Celebrate our congregation’s commitment to inclusion of all community members. Our guest speaker is Donna Meltzer, CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD).
9:00 AM Inclusion Shabbat with guest speaker, Donna Meltzer, “From Inclusion to Belonging – Bringing our Unique Gifts to the Synagogue”
12:30 PM (approx.) Lunch and Learn with Inclusion Committee Co-Chair Liz Weintraub & Donna Meltzer, “Inclusion – It Isn’t Just About Being There”
Inclusion is not just about being in the room, but taking action, making friends, and having a real community. Feel free to submit questions in advance to Rabbi Berkowitz.
Donna Meltzer has been the CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) since October 2012. NACDD is a national non-profit organization that supports the nation’s 56 governor-appointed Developmental Disabilities Councils that work within state government to promote independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities through systems change activities. In this capacity Ms. Meltzer oversees the organization’s public policy and advocacy agenda as well as technical assistance to the members. She currently serves on the Board of RespectAbility, UnitedHealthcare’s National Advisory Board on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the National Advisory Board for the College of Direct Support, a program that is addressing the country’s caregiving crisis.
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