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Inclusion at Or Hadash Religious School

Or Hadash Religious School strives to be a dynamic and innovative community that is welcoming and inclusive of all individuals.

Or Hadash reflects the diversity of the American Jewish community in keeping with the Reconstructionist ideology.  We welcome everyone into our community, including people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, interfaith families, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people and their families.

We make every effort to actively include students with physical, sensory, cognitive and/or emotional challenges in all aspects of Jewish education and congregational life.  We strive to include and educate the whole student as well as their families.

“Rabbi Eliezer says: Let other people’s dignity be as precious as your own.”  Pirkei Avot 2:15

“Every member of the people of Israel is obligated to study Torah- whether one is rich or poor, physically able or with physical disability.” Maimonides, Mishne Torah, Hilchot Talmud Torah, Ch. 10