We want to let you know about an upcoming event that promises to be important and inspiring -- it's "Understanding Difference," a public discussion about disability in the Jewish community.
On Monday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m., we'll welcome these inspiring speakers at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on West 83rd Street.
Eustacia Cutler, the mother of animal behaviorist and bestselling author and autism activist Temple Grandin
Susan Nussbaum, a disability rights activist, playwright and novelist, the author most recently of "Good Kings Bad Kings"
Dr. Nancy Crown, a clinical psychologist and mother of an adult on the autism spectrum who co-founded and co-chairs Congregation Rodeph Shalom's Special Needs Committee
They will talk together, about making room for us all in the Jewish community, in what will surely be a smart and spirited conversation moderated by Sandee Brawarsky, the Jewish Week's culture critic.
The evening is a joint project of the Jewish Week and the Ruderman Family Foundation, supported by UJA Federation of New York and co-sponsored by Congregation Rodeph Sholom.
Attached is a flyer with more details. I hope to see you and your friends, colleagues and family there.
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Helen Chernikoff is the Jewish Week's web director and the editor of the New Normal.
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