Jewish Values & Disability Rights: An Afternoon of Learning

Event Date: 
December 6, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Address provided upon RSVP New York, NY

Eilu v'Eilu - InclusionHow can we bring disability rights into more of our conversations about Jewish values? How can we energize the funding community to more fully invest?

Join legendary violinist and 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate  Itzhak Perlman and funders from the human rights, disability, and Jewish communities to discuss how these issues intersect and can reinforce one another. Presentations will be followed by breakout discussions.

Part of the Breaking Barriers Matching Grant Initiative in Honor of 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate Itzhak Perman


Itzhak Perlman
Legendary violinist & 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate

Robert Bank
President and CEO, American Jewish World Service

Judith E. Heumann
Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. State Dept

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Co-Founder & Director, Mizrahi Family Charitable Trus

Tirza Leibowitz
Associate Director for Legal Advocacy, Open Society Foundations

Rabbi Dov Linzer
Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School

Pamela Schuller
Internationally known inclusion advocate



  • Welcome from Itzhak Perlman
  • Presentation of JFN's Guide to Jewish Values and Disability Rights by Tirza Leibowitz with Q&A
  • Panel discussion with Judith Heumann, Rabbi Dov Linzer, and others TBA; Moderator: Robert Bank
  • Group discussion addressing concrete next steps for philanthropy

Related resource: JFN Guide to Jewish Values and Disability Rights >>

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