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Sunday, February 10 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Parenting Children and Adults with Disabilities and the Jewish Community

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Parents of children with disabilities often struggle to find acceptance for their children and emotional support for their families within the Jewish community. During this panel, moderated by David Shneer, parents will talk about what has worked for them and what has been lacking in areas ranging from finding Jewish education and Jewish programming that meets their children's needs to their families' search for inclusion, compassion and sensitivity.

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Jennie Feiger

Boulder Jewish Inclusion Project for People with Disabilities
Jennie Feiger is the parent of an 11 year old "tween," who has high functioning autism. Jennie navigated challenging times when her son suffered a severe regression and psychotic break at age 4. He was expelled from a Jewish preschool, an experience that tested Jennie's faith on many levels. Jennie works as a physician assistant in internal medicine and geriatrics.
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David Shneer

Director and Louis P. Singer Professor of Jewish History, Program in Jewish Studies
David Shneer is a writer, lecture, and the Louis P. Singer Professor of Jewish History at the University of Colorado Boulder.  He also directs the university's Program in Jewish Studies.  By day, he is a “pathbreaking” scholar, at least according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and in his spare time, he is vice chair of the board for Keshet, and the Limmud Colorado co-chair.  He has been married to Gregg... Read More →
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Seth Ward

University of Wyoming
Dr. Seth Ward he has been teaching Islam and the Middle East at the University of Wyoming since January 2003. Previously, he directed the University of Denver’s Institute for Islamic-Judaic Studies, and taught in New York, Haifa, Beer Sheva, Colorado Springs, and Boulder. Ward's BA and PhD are from Yale, and he studied at Hebrew University and Jewish Theological Seminary.


Sunday February 10, 2013 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference D

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