Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions

JDAIM Shabbat commemorated at Shabbat evening service

JDAIM Shabbat will be at Or Hadash on February 24 at 7:00 pm. Our guest will be Rabbi Elliot Kukla speaking on The Torah of Disability Access. In his talk, we will look at the writing of contemporary disabled activists like Mia Mingus, Alice Wong, and Leah Lakshmi Piepezna-Samarsinha on the topic of disability access. We will use this lens to uncover a new Jewish spirituality of accessibility and survival, for this era of tumult and change, where no one is left behind.

Elliot Kukla is an author, rabbi, and activist. He is currently on the faculty at Svara: a traditionally radical yeshiva, where he is also the founder and director of the Communal Loss Adaptation Project (CLAP)From 2008-2021 he was a rabbi at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, where he offered spiritual care to those who were grieving, ill, or dying. Elliot’s essays on disability have been featured numerous times in The New York Times Opinion pages. He can be found at

Questions or comments, contact Wendy Elliott-Vandivier, Inclusion Committee Chair.

Please click on the attached file below for an event flier.

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