Inclusion (Kehilla Kedosha)

Created in 2016, Kehillah Kedosha works in participation with the USCJ (United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism) Ruderman Inclusion Action Community, sponsored by USCJ in partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation. Our mission is to foster a community which welcomes, includes and celebrates the contributions of people with disabilities and their families. We recognize that the Jewish community includes people who experience the world in a variety of ways. We welcome your input to continue to make Anshe Emet reflect the whole community.

Due to COVID Anshe Emet made changes to keep our members connected. On the High Holy Days and Sukkot/Sh’mini Atzeret we reached our congregation and larger community in new ways, including:

  • Giving the Machzor to members to use at home (you can borrow a Shabbat siddur as well – just let us know!)
  • Page indicator in the Media Center service
  • Children’s Service recordings available on the website, allowing for families to watch them at their convenience
  • Shofar blown in multiple outdoor neighborhood locations
  • Captioning available for the Sanctuary service
  • Access to the sermons from the Rabbis so they can be read
  • Members offering tech support to individuals to make sure they can connect to services and programming
  • Technology was used to allow people to connect locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Yizkor in Russian with live translation by Larisa Kenen

These measures were all ways to make our community more accessible and inclusive. If you have a family member who has needs that are not addressed, please let us know.

Please contact committee member, Ariel Schwartz, to learn how Kehilla Kedosha focuses on serving the many needs of our members.