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Removing the stumbling blocks: A local synagogue takes action to increase awareness and improve access for families with special

This year, for the first time, February is National Jewish Disability Awareness Month. The idea was first proposed by the Jewish Special Education International Consortium, and it has been picked up by Jewish organizations and agencies across the religious spectrum, including the Union for Reform Judaism, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and United Jewish Communities. To mark the month, NJJN will publish a series of articles on special-needs families and programs. Next week: Special education in synagogue religious schools.

With Yoga, Comedy and Parties, Synagogues Entice Newcomers

A hipster synagogue grows in SoHo, drawing large crowds with its "Torah cocktail parties" in fancy loft apartments and user-friendly prayer services designed especially for the uninitiated.

Rethinking Jewish Education

Three widely-held assumptions about Jewish education may be more misleading than enlightening