Tag - inclusion and special needs

Inclusion from Camp Ramah to Israel

The participants and staff at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem! By Howard Blas The Ramah Camping Movement is gearing up to celebrate our 50th summer (in 2019) of Tikvah, offering inclusive, overnight camping to children and young adults with disabilities. What a long way Ramah, the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and Jewish camping have come since...

Inclusion in Jewish Day Schools

By Dan Finkel Rebbi says: Do not look at the jug but rather at what is in it. For there are new jugs full of old [wine], and old that do not have even new [wine] within them. Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers 4:20) Research in education over the past several decades offers compelling evidence that inclusion in schools leads to positive academic...

A Ramah Tikvah counselor shares how his summer changed the way that he understands kids with disabilities–and himself

Oz and campers. Courtesy of Oz Isseroff By Oz Isseroff The last camper had left camp and a few hours left before staff party. I walk back from the parking lot and try to sum up this last month in my head. I was told it would be a meaningful experience but no one could have really prepared me for this adventure. I try to put things in order, to...

Arugot – Haifa, Israel – Methods used with preschool children in developmental preschools

By Ruth Kaniel Arugot, located in Haifa – Israel, is a dynamic learning and therapy center for children with learning disabilities, developmental delays and emotional problems. A range of nurturing programs address the needs of 400 children, all from the lower socio-economic sector. A multi-disciplinary staff provides remedial tutoring for...