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Inclusion B’ Kavod

Kindness, Acceptance, Visibility, Opportunity and Dignity

Ohev Shalom celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and family and welcomes diversity within our sacred community.

A message from our Inclusion B’Kavod (with respect) Team:

Please let us know if you or a family member’s needs have changed and how we can best accommodate you.  We are also a food allergy aware facility.  Please share your dietary allergies with us so we can provide you with reasonable and safe food alternatives while at Ohev Shalom.   Our email is inclusionbkavod@ohev.org or call the office at 215-322-9595.

OUR MISSION and VISION

The Inclusion B’Kavod (inclusion with respect) committee was formed in 2011 to explore ways to make Ohev Shalom a more inclusive community.  We have chosen the concept of Kavod (respect) to represent our purpose, it encompasses:

Kindness, Acceptance, Visibility, Opportunity and Dignity –  for all. 

Please explore our information and resources.  If you are interested in joining our committee, please contact inclusionbkavod@ohev.org

Inclusion B’Kavod Mission Statement:

To ensure that all members of congregation Ohev Shalom of Bucks County are able to participate meaningfully in all spiritual, educational, celebratory, and life event activities at the synagogue.

 Inclusion B’Kavod Vision Statement:

The Inclusion B’Kavod Committee will pursue its mission by:

            1) Identifying and supporting special needs in the community.

            2) Educating lay leaders, staff, and congregants.

            3) Facilitating necessary changes by working within Ohev Shalom and collaborating with the community at large.      

                                                                              
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Ohev Shalom celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and family and welcomes diversity within our sacred community.

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CELEBRATIONS! @ OHEV!

A unique Jewish family education program for children with special needs.

Learn, explore and engage with Jewish themed activities in an interactive environment.

CELEBRATIONS! @ Ohev  is designed for children 4 – 18 years of age who have a variety of learning needs including cognitive, neurobehavioral, sensory, or physical disorders.

Parent involvement and pre-registration preferred.  Siblings, grandparents and special friends are welcome to participate!   Join us for all or as many as you can.

*Parent support group concentrating on relevant topics of interest, articles, and informal socializing, facilitated by a licensed professional*

TIME:                                     10:30 am – 12:00 pm

CONTACT:                           celebrations@ohev.org  215-322-9597

DATES and THEMES:
September 15 – Festivals of month of Tishri
October 13 – Story of Noah
November 17 – Hanukkah with special guest
December 15 – Story of Joseph
February 1 – Inclusion Shabbat, Friday at 6pm
March 17 – Purim Carnival, Sunday 10:30-1
April 13 – Passover
May 18 – Israel/Lag B’Omer

Visit https://www.myjewishlearning.com/ to learn more about the Jewish holidays!

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Special Events In The Community

In September 2017, Inclusion B’Kavod sponsored a pet expo and a blessing of the pets!

We had a wonderful car show on September 18, 2016.car show picture

Community Newspaper Articles

Kindness is Only a Start – Bucks County Courier Times

Synagogue Shares its Spirit of Inclusion – New Jersey Jewish News