Resources for Communities

The Judith Trust is happy to support synagogues from across the religious spectrum to become more inclusive.  Please contact the Inclusion Project Officer at the Judith Trust if you would like to find out more. We will discuss the needs and interests of your community and develop a FREE bespoke package to support you.

If you are an Inclusion Advisor for the Inclusion Campaign, or someone thinking of bringing the Inclusion Campaign to your community, please take a look at some of our resources.

E-learning and Handbook

Our FREE e-learning programme has lots of information and ideas about why inclusion is important and how to make it happen.  View it here

You can download our FREE interactive Handbook here

Resources

We are collating resources to support inclusive Jewish education for people with additional needs.

Pesach Seder Flashcards: Here are easy read picture flashcards specially created by Rabbi David Mason to use at the different parts of the Seder: Seder Flashcards

Make Purim masks you can eat:  On Purim we dress up and also send food gifts.  So how about combining the 2 and making masks you can eat?  A great idea from LooktoLearn.  Download the receipe here Purim Mask Biscuits

The Shema – Multiple Intelligences:  This sheet gives ideas for teaching the Shema to meet different learning styles.  By meeting these different needs, it is not only people with special needs who benefit, but the whole group, including the teacher!  Multiple intelligences Shema

 

High Holyday Resources

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism special Information for the High Holidays guide with guidance on how synagogues can be more inclusive.

Jewish Learning Venture’s 5 Synagogue Inclusion How-Tos For The Holidays

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education’s  High Holidays resources

 

If you have any resources which would be useful to include please contact our Inclusion Campaign Project Officer.

 

Links to other sites

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities have published an organisational guide to Inclusion: to view please click here

Click here to read an interesting article from America, outlining the same challenges to Jewish Inclusion as we face in the UK

To read out about an example of successful inclusion in America click here

JGateways has lots of great resources and ideas

New North London Synagogue makes a powerful statement about inclusion on their website:  click here to view

You can download Jewish prayers and songs, with English, Hebrew and transliteration on these sites:

Jewish Interactive has both Apps and classroom resources

 

Useful Books

V’Khol Banayikh: Jewish Education for All, Edited by Sara Rubinow Simon, Linda Forrest and Ellen Fishman.