How We Talk About Ability

Park Avenue Synagogue (New York, NY), How We Talk About....Podcast Series

How We Talk About is a professional development podcast for educators who are teaching Jewish things in Jewish schools. We’re your hosts, Jen Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser, Jewish educators from New York City.

One in five. That’s the number of people with disabilities in the United States today. Today on How We Talk About, Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser speak with Dori Frumin Kirshner, Executive Director of Matan, a Jewish non-profit working toward inclusive classrooms and communal and spiritual aspects of Jewish life. What more can we be doing to support learners with special needs and their families? Listen for concrete suggestions and language for talking about learning differences in the classroom and in the world around us.

Discussion and Reflection Questions

  • Am I doing everything I can to partner with students and ensure they are getting what they need?
  • What am I doing to make inclusion a reality, particularly when I am in Jewish communal settings? Am I really thinking about this and stretching myself to become part of the solution?


Area of Work

  • EC - Early Childhood
  • DS&Y - Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • CL - Congregational Learning
  • AS&B - After School and Beyond

Resource Type

  • Podcast

Resource Category

  • Mental Health

Resource Topic

  • Belonging
  • Disability and Inclusion


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