People with special needs remembered

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:22

    Monroe — The Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism will begin its observance of Jewish Disability Awareness Month with its Shabbat of Inclusion on Friday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. “Every child, regardless of abilities and needs, deserves a quality Jewish education, with the goal of total inclusion with the mainstream population,” said Suzanne Schindler, co-chair, with Ellen Newman, of Lehiyot Shayach, the Special Needs Committee. The evening will include story telling for young people, teaching compassion and kindness. During the Oneg, following the Shabbat Hallelu Service, there will be text study with Rabbi Loeb, of “We Are All Made in God’s Image-Jewish Tradition and People with Special Needs.” On Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., continuing in the tradition of helping those with special needs, Sisterhood/Women of Reform Judaism will present an evening of Harp Music and Poetry Reading, featuring Nina Rubin, a member of the Temple Adult Choir who has published a book of her poetry. Members of Sisterhood/WRJ and the Men’s Action Club will be admitted free to this event. For others, there will be a $5 fee. For more information or to RSVP, call the temple at 783-2626, or email