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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.
On February 1, 2021, Ohev Shalom hosted a virtual resource fair. Click here to view the recording of the program, password is r#bE1$5R
Ohev Shalom Inclusion B’Kavod welcome Rabbi Abby Stein, to view the program recording, click here.

Proud to be a member of the
USCJ Ruderman Inclusion Action Community.

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.      

Synagogue Wide Commitment:

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

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

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

Parent involvement and pre-registration preferred.  Siblings, grandparents, caregivers 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*

Celebrations! @ Ohev in the news, read about this phenomenal program in the Newtown Patch:

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/newtown-pa/ohev-shalom-bucks-county-announces-celebrations-ohev-program

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

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 Resources Links:

Our students support Inclusion at Ohev and in the community!

Ella and Marissa Weinstein will be B’Nai Mitzvah  on November 6, 2021. They wanted to choose a mitzvah project that meant a lot to them and would be relatable to all. Unfortunately, they learned very quickly lives can change overnight. When this happens, it is important to have people that can help you get through very hard times. JAFCO, Family Matters, helped them survive a traumatic time and they would like to help them extend their help to other families so they will be participating in their fundraiser, Heart and Sole 5K.

Special Events In The Community

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