Everyone Is Welcome
How can we make our congregational schools a home for learning for all students? How can we welcome all children, regardless of their physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges, into our classrooms and the community of their peers?
These questions can tear at the hearts of professional and lay leaders of synagogues and other educational institutions in the Jewish community, especially the many whose dedication to their work is not always matched by the financial and human resources of their programs. Building an inclusive school, however, need not be overwhelming. Rabbi Steven Rau and Stacey Levy offer a proven and accessible approach to creating a culture of inclusion in your community.
Everyone Is Welcome starts with an overview of special needs education and the history of the inclusion movement, written for experienced educators and engaged volunteers alike. Then Steven and Stacey introduce the practical principles for a strong, inclusive program.