Let’s Continue The Conversation About Inclusion of People With Disabilities In Our Boulder Jewish Community and Beyond!
Ever wonder if there are people with disabilities in the Jewish community? Well, there are, but sometimes they remain in hiding as they don’t always feel so welcome. Thanks to our winning a Make-It-Happen grant, the Inclusion Committees of Har Hashem and Bonai Shalom are excited to bring you these special events the first week of September.
Last time, we brought in Temple Grandin. She was awesome! This time, it’s another well-known speaker, Elaine Hall of the Emmy-winning “Autism, The Musical” and the widely-acclaimed and award-winning The Miracle Project, which was selected as one of the most innovative inclusive Jewish programs in North America by the esteemed Slingshot Fund.
Elaine was dubbed the “Child Whisperer” by The New York Times. Her life as a Hollywood children’s acting coach changed dramatically when her son, adopted from a Russian orphanage, was diagnosed with autism. After traditional behavioral therapies failed, Elaine rallied creative people to join her son’s world, and slowly, he emerged from his isolation.
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR:
VIP Wine and Cheese Reception with Elaine Hall, Thursday, September 4th, Har HaShem, 5:30 pm
Enjoy an intimate hour with media personality Elaine Hall, including noshing on goat cheese from Boulder’s very own Jewish Goat Co-op. $40 includes 5:30 entry and preferred seating to the 7 PM talk, as well as a signed copy of Elaine’s book, Now I See the Moon: A Mother, a Son, a Miracle. Limited to first 20 people & open to the community. Reserve now as this is filling up!
Redefining Normal with Elaine Hall, Thursday, September 4th, Har HaShem, 7:00 pm
Elaine Hall will share her journey from Hollywood Acting Coach to a world renowned leader on autism. She will be showing film clips from the EMMY award-winning HBO film, Autism: the Musical, which profiles her ground-breaking, theater-based social skills program, The Miracle Project, www.themiracleproject.org. She will also present on her award-winning Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Inclusion from Within, I Win programs for faith-based institutions. Includes dessert reception. RSVP in advance. $9 per person, maximum $18 per family* or $12 per person at the door (cash only). Limited advanced scholarships available. Reserve now!
We Are Called To Begin Anew, with Elaine Hall, First Friday, Sept 5th, Bonai Shalom, 6:00 pm In these last days of Elul (the 30 days before Yom Kippur), we are called to assess our lives and begin anew. Elaine Hall will help guide Bonai Shalom congregation members to make 5775 their Year of Inclusion and will share her journey as a mother of a child with disabilities and how her work transformed the Los Angeles Jewish community. Open to the community. Services begin at 6 pm, followed by 7 pm dinner and talk. Wine is BYOB (Kosher only) $15 per adult, $12 per child (under 13), $54 maximum per family. Reserve now!
For more information, go to www.jewishinclusion.org
- Register for either HaHashem event online at: https://harhashem.wufoo.com/forms/a-special-evening-with-elaine-hall/ or by calling Susan at 303-263-2645 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. For special accommodations, contact Susan.
- Register for Bonai Shalom’s First Friday by 9/3 online at http://bonaishalom.org/events/first-friday-with-elaine-hall/ or by emailing email@example.com. For special accommodations, contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org