Living with Different – not Dis – Abilities/Purim Carnival
On Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Or Emet will host Gwyn Leder, an Or Emet member living with a brain injury, and Lori Leder-Fogel, who has a daughter with autism and serves on the Jewish Inclusion Collaborative. The program will focus on Jewish disability awareness and inclusion.
When Lori’s daughter was diagnosed with autism at the age of four, the journey of understanding her needs and advocating for her in school, synagogue and community began. It continues to this day.
Lori has been active in promoting the inclusion of people with special needs in the Jewish community and beyond for over 25 years, which includes co-chairing the inclusion committees of both B’nai Emet and Adath Jeshurun Synagogues.
Gwyn Leder has represented Or Emet for the past two years on the committee that plans Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month.
Or Emet adult programs are free and open to the public and meet concurrently with the Jewish Cultural School at the St. Paul Talmud Torah, 768 Hamline Avenue South. This month we’ll celebrate Purim with a Purim carnival featuring games, holiday crafts, hamantaschen baking, and other fun, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. http://www.ttsp.org/directions/